Studio Zhu Pei's three works were selected for the new book Architectural Guide Beijing
Beijing Publishing House, Minsheng Museum of Modern Art, The Blur Hotel were selected for the new book Architectural Guide Beijing, which is one of the Architectural Guides by DOM publishers in Germany. Here is a short summary of the three works.
Beijing Publishing House, 2008
It located on Beijing's busy North Third Ring Road, on the north-south axis running between the Forbidden City in the centre and the Olympic Park in the North. Through the transformation of the existing closed, narrow, rigid and homogeneous office space, the clever design of space realizes the intersection and collision of the interior space of the building and various activities, forming an open and flexible new creative office space.
The Blur Hotel, 2006
It located on the site of a large government office beside the western Gate of the Forbidden City, is an experiment in “urban acupuncture”. Referring to local traditions, the skin is based on the image of a Chinese lantern. Allowing light out and into the building it diffuses the building into a single, but permeable, object.
Minsheng Museum of Modern Art, 2015
It is a renovation of an old factory from the 1980s. Its openness, diversity, flexibility make it different from typical galleries, which are always monotonous and secluded. Spaces that are flexible, useful, or even useless, can become the motivation of creativity for artists, of specific site and environment, therefore integrating art works, public and art museum as a whole.
DOM publishers is one of the leading publishers worldwide in the field of architecture. It publishes up to 40 new titles each year and aim to provide architects, instructors, and students with a valuable foundation for their daily work and to make a critical contribution to the contemporary debate on architecture. Architectural Guide Beijing is one of the most comprehensive German-language publications on architecture in the Chinese capital. A large number of images were released outside China for the first time. Architect and writer Frédéric Schnee traces the transformation from the entire imperial city to the global metropolis of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in untraveled places.