11 Jan '18, 8pm

Crumbling 484 sq. ft. house transformed into bright, intergenerational home

Crumbling 484 sq. ft. house transformed into bright, intergenerational home

As real estate prices rise in cities around the world, micro-apartments and tiny houses are gaining traction as one potential affordable housing solution. In Beijing, tiny homes have existed for quite some time in the narrow alleys of the old city neighbourhoods, called hutong . In modern times, real estate developers have attempted to raze these traditional neighbourhoods to the ground to make way for high rises, but the local government has taken steps in recent years to preserve the hutongs for their cultural history. In preserving these traditional courtyard homes on the outside, homeowners are now turning to revamping their interiors. Designboom shows this renovation of a 484-square-foot intergenerational hutong home in Beijing, carried out by Christian Taeubert of CLOU Architects . Previously in damp, run-down condition, this old alleyway house has now been updated w...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/renovation-beijing...

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