This Chinese home landscape is affected by fast and frequent architectural change, renovation by Beijing Matsubara and Architects (BMA), is located in the Changping suburb of Beijing. The house is hid the old concrete conventional-house-shaped building, covering it entirely in a new larger orthogonal structure, aims for create extra space in the house’s alterations, while keeping costs relatively low.
The houses functions were spread across the three levels via a vertical zoning system; public living spaces are on the ground floor, the private family members’ rooms are on the first floor, and the reading/relaxation room were placed on the top level to make the most of the long views. And the home interior designed to gets plenty of natural light from various angles, and views towards the nearby mountain. Featuring a three-layer exterior wall, the structure’s outer skin is made of locally manufactured grey blocks, which resemble the local traditional stone, but provide much better insulation.