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Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction
Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Windows, Facade
South facade_duck. Image © FangFang Tian

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  • Architects: House Fiction
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :FangFang Tian
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Kvadrat
Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Windows, Brick, Facade
East facade. Image © FangFang Tian

Text description provided by the architects. This project was born from an aggressive urban renovating campaign in Beijing city,storefronts in the ground level of residential buildings have to be bricked up.

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Windows, Facade
Exterior_night. Image © FangFang Tian

It causes this dessert restaurant which organic grew in Sanlitun need to move to current site in urgent.

Conceptual diagram

In order to carry original memory to new location, sealed entrance and windows are transformed into stair hall and skylight.

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Windows
Chef table and skylight. Image © FangFang Tian
Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Image 15 of 29
Look up from chef table. Image © FangFang Tian

Red bricks and glass bricks are mixed to build south facade as “breathing skin” : In the day time, natural light come in fragments;

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Table, Chair, Glass, Facade, Windows
Installation space. Image © FangFang Tian
Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Image 4 of 29
Stairs to 1F. Image © FangFang Tian

at night LED lights  embedded in the wall shines, and its colour will change from blue to red due to air quality from good to bad, this is because an air detector which hidden under roof furniture can transfer PM2.5/AQI data to lighting system.

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Stairs, Chair, Handrail
Stairs to rooftop. Image © FangFang Tian
Section
Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Table, Chair, Windows
Old facade space and new facade. Image © FangFang Tian

Besides above dialogue with local specific environment(In recent years, Beijing became the most struggle city from haze.), coral red colour of staircase and attached viewfinder window of circulationroute remain connection with Doko Chengdu.

Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Facade, Handrail
Rooftop staircase and skylight. Image © FangFang Tian
Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction - Image 5 of 29
Rooftop staircase and seats. Image © FangFang Tian

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Project location

Address:Sanlitun, Beijing, China

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Cite: "Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction" 12 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/907193/breathe-with-the-city-doko-beijing-house-fiction> ISSN 0719-8884
South facade_duck. Image © FangFang Tian

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