This project calls for a complete interior fit out and renovation for a townhouse in north Beijing for an architect couple with two children. "Connection" is introduced as the concept, and guilding operation to transform this developer-built house. A double-height solaris/ atrium is inserted inbetween the two main existing volumns, with two sky-light geometrically aligend with morning and afternoon light to penetrate from the top, and suspected large glass wall allows a completely open connection from the living space to the garden outside. This atrium connects the different spaces within the house both horziontally and vertically, spatially and visually.
Five gardens of various sizes and themes are located at different levels and locations of the house, a sunken play garden, a roof-top vegitable garden, a linear ground bamboo garden, and a flower welcoming garden up front.
Built-in furnitures and floors are made of rapidly enewable materials such as bamboo, cork and strawboard throughout the house, while the energy use is minimized with combination of ground source heat pump and radiant floor, with the help of abandance of natural light and improved natual ventilation.