From my point of view, Beijing House II looks like giant spaceship trying to invade a building. This futuristic spaceship is actually a house with 3 bedrooms, a studio and a green room. During the modernization of Beijing, there were many independent housing typology destroyed (fortunately, the government leaves some historical houses intact), you’ll find many huge stacking commercial residential buildings today.
Designer : Yaohua Wang Architecture
The architect decided to look for a new way to bring back independent housing typology back to this city with Beijing House II project. Instead of occupying more spaces, this house has been designed to attach onto an exterior of an obsolete factory building. In this way, this house will use empty city space above the ground, it looks like floating in the air. The challenge would be to keep the house safe from earthquakes that often hit the city, therefore, it’s really important to design a mechanical system that could counteract a potential earthquake.
Beijing House II possesses fluid geometry body, combined with its mechanical system, creates unique and innovative style that becomes the main feature of this design.