A skeletal structure, veins aglow. A hutong bound for redevelopment becomes an opportunity for architectural invention in Beijing. Timed for Beijing Design Week 2014 (today’s its last day), reMIX Studio remade the traditional residence into a wireframe of angled levels and staircases. White rubber bands, illuminated by hidden UV lights, trace the architectural plans for the site. By positing delicacy amid darkness, “a-void (yangmeizhu 2)” creates an immersive duality between tradition and modernity (not unlike the prim sheen and shakey plaid of this Kenzo dress). As reMIX explains: “In the background, one can still see the textures of the existing walls, eroded by time and humidity, creating an interesting dialogue between the past and the future of the building.” A fine line, made striking.