ZAO / standardarchitecture가 완공한 베이징 후통의 호스텔은 도시의 전통건축에서 소규모 소셜 하우징의 가능성을 탐험한 프로젝트이다.
호스텔의 투숙객들은 이곳은 주민들이나 더 넓은 공동체가 사용할 수 있는 '도시적 현관'으로 여겨지는 반-공동 공간인 전통적인 공간을 통해 호스텔로 들어오게 된다. 공기와 빛의 흐름을 더해 정원은 다양한 생활 공간과 입구의 건물들 간 직접적인 관계를 만들어내고 있다.
ZAO / standardarchitecture has completed a hostel inside a renovated beijing hutong that measures just 30 square meters. the project continues the firm’s interest in this typology — typical to the chinese capital — after previously designing a ‘co-living courtyard’ and a library and gallery space. for this scheme, as with the studio’s earlier work, the brief was to explore the potential of small scale social housing within the city’s traditional architecture.
project architects: zhang ke, zhang mingming
design team: zhang ke, zhang mingming, huang tanyu, ao ikegami, dai haifei
location: beijing, china
building area: 30 sqm
guests enter the hostel through a transitional space, a semi-public area conceived by ZAO / standardarchitecture as an ‘urban vestibule’ that can be used by inhabitants and the wider community. behind, in the more private part of the scheme, extruded volumes with floor-to-ceiling glazing project outwards into a centrally positioned courtyard. these two-storey units, which have been constructed using board formed concrete, are illuminated from above via skylights.
in addition to enhancing the flow of air and light, the courtyard also creates a direct relationship between the various living spaces and the entrance building — which acts as a transitional zone between the private rooms and the street. ‘the result is an architectural operation that brings back the courtyard as a generator of the program, as it activates the building by creating a direct relationship with its urban context,’ explains ZAO / standardarchitecture.