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Fact sheet

JOINED PROJECT :
BaO & aYa

PROJECT :
Striptease // house transformation

SITE :
Shanghai

STATUS :
Design

SIZE : 500m²

TEAM :
Benjamin Beller, Xu Yixing, Tang Jie

COLLABORATORS :
Veldon design Shenzhen

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Striptease is a transformation of an existing villa in a Shanghai suburb. The house the client just bought was a perfect example of the widespread chinese eurostyle. A concrete post and beams structure was dressed up with a rather kitsch outfit of stone and wood claddings. We decided to strip-off bits and pieces of this dress in order to retrieve the bare, naked beauty of the space, structure and materials. We determined two strips sectioning the house within which all the unnecessary makeup was to be torn down. The strips were the only places we allowed ourselves to "tease" the existing condition, the rest was to be let untouched. They were then eventually redesigned to redefine the whole building's organization. The structural skeleton was exposed within the vertical faults crossing the house bringing light, renewed volumes, transparencies and connections between the spaces.

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