Hutong Bubble 32, Yansong par MAD Architects Beijing, China

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debt Bubble 32

architects: MAD Architects
Lieu: Pekin, China
Year Project: 2008 – 2009
site area: 140 square meters
Building area Bubble 10 carrés
Maters Design team:
From Pu, Yu Kui, Stefanie Helga Paul, He Wei, Shen Jianghai
Construction Engineer: Pékin Made Environemental Art Design Co., Ltd.

Bubble MAD

Qu’what influenced MAD Architects to lead this project ?

The draft Beijing Hutong Bubble by MAD proposes adding similar bubble many hutongs in the city to improve the living conditions while preserving the vernacular urban fabric.
The proposal for the future of MAD Beijing 2050 was first revealed at the exhibition MADE IN CHINA in Venice at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2006.
Beijing 2050 has created three scenarios for the future of Beijing : a green public park in Tiananmen Square, a series of floating islands above the city's CBD and the "Future of Hutongs", which consisted of metallic bubbles dispersed on the oldest parts Beijing.

Yansong's work exceeds me our precious towers absolute. Its architectural design encompassing is recognized worldwide, and he did not even 40 years. This is the second part of a series of award-winning architectural and artistic works.

Hutong Bubble 32 is a small resort that includes a bathroom and a staircase to a rooftop garden.

A glow drop money appears in a narrow alley of old Beijing.
Its fun shape fits perfectly with his former environment, known as traditional Chinese court residences. The curious sausage of space is called Hutong Bubble 32, and it is in Beijing's hutongs. (small residential driveways that lead to ongoing) that are part of Beijing's history for thousands of years.

Amid the older neighborhoods and tapered Beijing, the bubble is the hutong communities by improving access to health services. Yansong Ma, founder of MAD Architects, has no qualms about calling it "a strange creature". The mysterious bubble reflects the wood, brick and surrounding greenery, This implies that the past and future coexist. Since the mid-20th century, hutongs have been demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. Recently, some have been designated as protected areas for the preservation of heritage. “In courses that survived, there are two situations”, said Ma. “It looks exactly like it did there 30 years – no gas, no heating, no toilet – and it became a huge villa recently renovated traditional concrete for the rich”.

Like many of his past and future projects, there is a metaphorical and visual link on the tension between modern China and traditional China. The Hutong are culturally important for Beijing. Each hutong has its anecdotes and stories, but each faces challenges. In a first person account of the surrounding Hutong Bubble 32, writer Brendan Mc Getrick reveals it's a 'strange environment, a mixture of aggressive SUV, of dogs scratched, tourist groups, hanging underwear and putrid toilets ".

The rapid development of China has changed the landscape of the city on a massive scale, continually eroding the delicate urban fabric of old Beijing. Such dramatic changes have forced an aging architecture to rely on chaotic and spontaneous renovations to survive the ever-changing neighborhood. In addition, poor hygiene standards have turned the unique living space and potential prosperous communities in a serious urban problem. Hutongs are gradually becoming the dustbin of local residents, the haven for the rich, the amusement park for tourists.
Bubbles Hutong, inserted into the urban fabric, function as magnets, attracting new people, activities and resources to reactivate entire neighborhoods. They exist in symbiosis with the old housing. Fueled by the energy they helped renew, bubbles multiply and transform themselves to meet the different needs of the community, allowing local residents to continue to live in these old neighborhoods. With time, these interventions will be part of the long history of Beijing, newly formed membranes in the urban fabric of the city. Unexpectedly, a manifestation of this idealistic vision was born in one of Beijing's hutong, only three years after exposure. Hutong Bubble 32 provides a toilet and a staircase that extends a roof terrace for a newly renovated courtyard. The real dream, however, is the Hutong Bubble connects this culturally rich city to the vision of each individual a better Beijing. The real dream, however, is the Hutong Bubble connects this culturally rich city to the vision of each individual a better Beijing.


Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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