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Dom-Ino Pavilion / Benyuan Design and Research Center

  • 00:00 - 23 January, 2018
Dom-Ino Pavilion / Benyuan Design and Research Center
Dom-Ino Pavilion / Benyuan Design and Research Center, © Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

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  • Architects

  • Location

    99 Shang Wei Lu, Baoan Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Lead Architects

    Jianmin Meng, Xi Chen, Fanbo Zeng
  • Design Team

    Nan Jiang, Jingyi Liang, Jianhua Lei
  • Area

    303.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

  • Collaborator

    Future Plus Academy
  • Contractor

    Shenzhen Fengrun Construction Group Co.,Ltd
  • Consultant

    Shenzhen Ye Sheng Da Metal Products Co.,Ltd
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

Text description provided by the architects. A pavilion called "Dom-Ino" is presented by 2017 Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) - Sub-exhibition in Shangwei Village. Different from conventional buildings, this pavilion has no walls, but 24 huge iron doors. Doors can be either opened or closed at any angle by rotating, which allows the space to “breathe”.

© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

"Dom-Ino House" proposed by Le Corbusier in 1915, brings infinite possibilities of free plan and elevation to architectural design. 100 years later, an old building left with unfinished concrete structure frame, found abandoned in an ordinary village of southern China, is strikingly similar to the "Dom-Ino House" prototype, and is demonstrating its application of the "Domino System" in the Shangwei Village, like a specimen.

Courtesy of Benyuan Design and Research Center
Courtesy of Benyuan Design and Research Center
Plan
Plan
© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

Benyuan Design and Research center has carried out a series of renovation strategies to this old building: 1. Retain the original structure of the concrete frame; 2. Use 24 giant iron doors to create a space with different spatial combinations for the multi-functional use for art and education.

The Dom-Ino Pavilion becomes a flexible platform for communications between different groups of people and different cultures. The ground floor has a studio, which can be used as the client’s office or public educational space. The newly added 16 rotatable doors on the second floor can enclose and split space for various activities, like art exhibitions, community meeting and small performances, etc. And the roof terrace serves as a community social area.

© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang
Site plan
Site plan
© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

Take a glimpse through any open door, you will see a unique image of Shangwei Village: a lonely papaya tree; a mottled corner of old Hakka house; a factory building facade with pink mosaic tiles; or houses of European style built by villagers. Through the giant doors, the framed views reveal the vitality and conflicts of this village.

© Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

The doors are covered by perforated patterns. In the daytime, sunlight goes through the small holes and leaves shadows on the ground. The light and the shadow, following the rhythm of time, respond to the surroundings in an interesting way. 

After sunset, the light coming through the holes will vaguely form the face of Le Corbusier. Through the eyes of this man, who constructed the modern western architecture theory, people will catch a vivid image of this southern village of China. 

Courtesy of Benyuan Design and Research Center
Courtesy of Benyuan Design and Research Center

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Cite: "Dom-Ino Pavilion / Benyuan Design and Research Center" 23 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/887449/dom-ino-pavilion-benyuan-design-and-research-center/> ISSN 0719-8884
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