designer arch. Marcella Campa / arch. Stefano Avesani / Instant Hutong location Beijing, China function Research project type installation, built year 2015
The work presents the results of a research project on local construction materials and patterns. The research was mainly focused on construction habits of people in the Hutongs of Beijing, which are built of grey clay bricks, combined with extensive visits to the construction material markets that are dotting the peripheries of the city. We were looking for bricks of different sizes, special or uncommon pieces thus combining them with different kind of materials to explore unexpected combinations in more contemporary ways.