comment 0

Fine line

"A-void (yangmeizhu 2)," reMIX Studio's hutong light installation in Beijing paired with Kenzo Satin-Twill Mini.

“A-void (yangmeizhu 2),” reMIX Studio’s hutong light installation in Beijing paired with Kenzo Satin-Twill Mini.


 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s