▽ 一层门厅空间，entrance hall at the first floor
▽ 门厅上方空间，space above entrance hall
▽ 二层办公空间，office at the second floor
“正负空间”窗 “Positive/Negative Space” Window
For the purpose of improving lighting and ventilation, except newly opened window holes and enlarged ones on the brick wall of second floor, a new multi-purpose window featuring the thickness of the external wall of the building is devised by the architects.
After reconstruction, each window of the building is divided into two parts including positive and negative space: the glass of positive indoor part, installed on the outer side of window frame, where the sill is applicable to compartment space; on the other hand, the glass of negative outdoor space on the inner side make window easier to be opened and reduce the possibility of rainwater entering.
On the fa?ade, the delicate window frame made of black steel sheet stands in a contrast to the rough whitewashed brick wall.
▽ 大窗户和黑色的窗套，big windows and the black window frame
与庭院相伴 Accompanied by Courtyard
In the near future, a triangular courtyard will be planned on the north side of the architecture for the use of company. Therefore, the architects transformed a window on the north side into doorway that gives access from the office area directly to the yard.
At the same time, on the first floor, living spaces such as bathroom, kitchen and lounge are added into the affiliated building. When the weather is good, staff can simply process foods and prepare drinks in the kitchen, then take out in courtyard to eat or even hold small parties.
一些遗憾 Some Regrets
The design is supposed to use a great number of timber battens for interior decoration. The original idea was to recycle old wood, by cutting broken part to give its second life. However due to the schedule reasons of construction, the client finally chose brand-new battens.
In addition, for long-term cost considerations, the green wall located at reception area is not realized at last, the property management prohibited the additional rainbow skylight at the atrium of entrance.
Above, these are some regrets in this renovation project.
▽ 改造前建筑，building before the renovation
▽ 总平面图，site plan