[Studio A+ - Bapan Yard No.2 - COVER IMG] Photo by: Su Chen

Bapan Yard No.2

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation, Winner in Architectural Design / Small Architecture
Firm LocationBeijing, China
Project locationAnlong County, Guizhou Province, China
CompanyStudio A+
Lead ArchitectMin Wang
Design TeamMei Ding, Wuting Li, Hui Li, Wenwen Zhang, Ge Zhang
ClientA Crowd Funding Group

Revitalizing antique villages is critical in the context of urbanization in China. Fast-built concrete houses emerge rapidly, occupying the once picturesque countryside and creating conflicting vernacular architecture. This proposal strives to rescue and recondition the deteriorating antique house at Bapan Yard No.2 with sensitive intervention. Through rigorous analysis and engagement with the local community, a site-specific, environmentally-just proposal provides the opportunity to redefine the social and cultural qualities of Bapan village, reconciling traditions and modernity through architecture.