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Beijing MM Farm

Firm LocationShanghai, China
Project locationBeijing, China
CompanyDomain Architects
Lead ArchitectXU Xiaomeng
Design TeamXu Xiaomeng, Hannah Wang, Liu Zhipeng, Zhou Mingdi

An abandoned school in a mountain village in Beijing was transformed into a boutique hotel. To echo a nearby reservoir, we recreated a waterfront settlement atmosphere with a system of public paths elevated from an extensive reflection pool. Although the structure of this rent property was not allowed to be changed, we used 60,000 meters of hemp rope to change the facades while barely touching the existing houses. Through the mesh of ropes, the original structure is revealed in a changing degree as viewers move, creating breath-taking light effect. The renovation left zero carbon foot print.