Xizhimen Port Apartment by Zhe Wang

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Xizhimen Port

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Apartment

INSPIRATION:
As a trendy apartment for innovative young people, its appearance needs to jump out of the surrounding old community environment, but can not affect the harmonious coexistence. Inspired by the scenery of the lunar eclipse, the facade is designed with bright colors which bring rich expression. The inside of the window sleeve changes from orange at the top to pale yellow at the bottom, like the color spectrum of the lunar eclipse, and also celebrating Beijing's golden autumn while the Port Apartment opens in October.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
One's residence and clothing represent a person's temperament. Apartments designed to inspire innovative young people naturally need a vibrant, attractive facade. The design organizes the variously spaced exposed beams and columns on the original facade while providing the housing for each room’s AC unit. The new facade was designed as a series of aluminum window frames projecting out from the exterior wall. The scale of the window frames increases at the building corner as if the entire building were twisting on the square as a vivid urban sculpture.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The vibrant facade of the apartment was designed to inspire its residents of innovative young people as a new model for urban renewal and architectural renovation. With the development of the city to a certain stage, renewal design is bound to gradually become the main trend of urban development. Xizhimen Port Apartment is an exploration, hoping to gradually practice another way of urban renewal in addition to the point type experimental project and the surface type "large-scale demolition and construction".

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project completed in Oct. 2018 in Beijing, China.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The architect made different adjustments to each floor. By adding windows on the east and west side wall at typical floors, a more active urban facade is presented, at the same time, daylighting for each floor is increased by 50%. It provides flexible and private spaces for young tenants within a limited building area. The core of the room unit layout at how to provide customers with a safe and comfortable room space under the premise of limited space.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Floors: 10-story Site Area: 2872sqm Total Area:11000sqm

TAGS:
Architecture renovation, Facade design, Residential, Apartment

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
This building carries many common memories of the "same song" KTV, which is also one of its old identities. The outdated image, depressed tonality, and precipitated vicissitudes of this existing building are no longer in line with these young people who are trying to be innovative in the new era. Upgrading the appearance of the old buildings, reshaping the image of the city, stimulating the vitality of the community, and also providing urban young people with a warm home with a story and a dream, become a new topic faced by this project.

CHALLENGE:
The development of the Xizhimen Port Apartments was driven by the challenge of balancing the existing structural conditions of the 10-story building constructed in the 1980s with bold architectural expression, current building technologies, and efficient design. The original building has a large number of reinforced beams and columns exposed on the facade with variant spacing; also the renovated facade needs to find space for the AC unit of each room. So the architect designed an aluminum window frame projecting out from the exterior wall. The abundant aluminum window covers are like a horizontal combination of "Pandora's Boxes", using rhythmic changes to meet the objective functional requirements of the building.

ADDED DATE:
2021-05-19 21:27:52

TEAM MEMBERS (7) :
Wang Zhe, Shi Wei, Wen Zewei, Wang Meilin, Zhang Yan, Han Qi and Hong Wei

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photography: Jin Weiqi

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
BEIJING SZA ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANT

PROFILE:
Beijing SZA Architectural Design Consultant (SZA) is a design team composed of architects who are passionate about architecture and urban design. Its core designers are internationally trained senior architects with excellent team spirit, rich management experience, and utmost professionalism. The founders of the company graduated from the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University. After studying abroad, they worked for the KPF New York office for many years, responsible for and participating in the design and planning of a series of international landmark buildings and key urban areas. The scope of the studio's work involves multi-disciplinary fields such as urban and landscape design, architecture, and interior design, emphasizing the high quality and innovative spirit of the craft of architecture and planning. With its deep professionalism and dedication, it has created and built many notable architectural works. The projects cover more than a dozen cities such as Beijing, Hebei, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Xi'an, etc.; including office, commercial, hotel, residential, urban complex, school, and other building types, with rich experience in high-rise and super high-rise projects, and urban renewal.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Xizhimen Port Apartment by Zhe Wang is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Xizhimen Port Apartment by Zhe Wang is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2021 - 2022.



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