Dashilar Bookstore

Family History Streams

——Bookstore Renovation, Beijing Design Week Pilot Project

A pharmacy shop in the past, a bookstore currently, the urban program transformation in this place has been seen as history of a over 400 years family, and a record of social-political change in the last 60 years in Beijing. This particular architecture is a time machine rather than a single space. In order to reveal the time changing there, we are actually minimalising the design, break the design into small pieces of time elements, which can be assembling, departing, dissolving into a series of overlapping exhibition installations, so called: Family History Streams.

——书店展示改造,北京设计周领航员项目;

杨梅竹斜街2号的书店前身是济安堂,一个有四百多年历史的药铺,一个经历了百年朝代更迭,近几十年政治变化,城市变迁的佐证。建筑作为容器,不仅是容纳空间,同时也印刻时间。由药铺到书店不单折射城市功能的转变,背后也暗示着一个家族的兴衰。对这个空间的改造其实不需要太多手法,需要的是把时间之流展示出来,通过立面的变化,墙面的布置,家具的组合,建筑元素的堆积、分离、消减,空间和时间通过重叠的方式再现出来,如孔子说,“子在川上曰,逝者如斯夫”。一个家庭的流动的历史。

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Project Name: Dashilar Bookstore

Design Team: Feng Xu, Niklaus Wabnitz, Wang Lichun, Dai Anqi

Location: No.2 YMZ Hutong, Dashilar

Client: Beijing Design Week 2013, Guang An Group