Space Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of L…

first_img Space Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Photographs:  Aoguan Performance of Architecture Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 Save this picture!Central courtyard. Image © Aoguan Performance of Architecture+ 36 Share Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Space Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtSave this projectSaveSpace Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art “COPY” Projects Architects: The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Lead Architect: China Manufacturers: Geberit, Echine, Guangcheng, York “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Hangzhou Shi, China Xiawei Chen, Zhiyong Huang Interior Designer:Yanhua Lin, Yiyue JiaLandscape Designer:Yuan Wang, Tao XiangDesign Team:Lijun Ke, Kai Wang, Tuo Jin, Guangjie YuCity:Hangzhou ShiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Front view from Beishan St. in the morning. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaOriginThe project is located in No. 69 Beishan St. Hangzhou, China. The area is about 30 meters both in length and width including three houses built on the site. One of the houses was built in 1930s with a 2-storied western-style, and it was identified as a historical building of Hangzhou. Sadly, it has been forgotten by the public due to its bad maintenance. In the middle of the last century, a famed writer, Mang Shi, had lived in the house, and named it “Jiyi House.” It attracted a lot of scholars during his life.Save this picture!Vestibule. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitecturePresent conditionThe main house was structured during the era of Republic of China with post and pane, and several parts were added in 70’s of the last century. The two houses with one floor on the back was intentionally built 10 years later than the main house. There are several trees near the houses, and their ages are the same as the construction’s. Because of the house owners’ wants, they built a few temporary rooms with simple and precarious structure, and the changes made the space look unorganized and suffocated. The three houses have been abandoned for many years and identified as dangerous buildings.Save this picture!Main entrance. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThink & askAs they are historical buildings located right side of the West Lake, the way we repair, project, and inherit the historical style of Beishan St. will determine the value of the buildings. We want the buildings to have more than just its own value by showing the beauty of humanity of the West Lake.Save this picture!Trail to the teahouse. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureDesignThere is a yard with two trees in the middle of this site. All the architectural functions are fully worked around this yard so that the trees look like a real protagonist.Save this picture!Rendering overall plan. Image Courtesy of The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanBetween the entrance of the courtyard and the exterior road, there is an altitude difference of 3 meters with 5 tall trees on the path. The road to the entrance is paved with old slates and Chinese bricks, which were removed from the original houses. We planted Longjing tea trees on the both side of the path, so that it could work like a buffer for the space between inside and outside.Save this picture!Courtyard and entrances. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThe central yard is a quite narrowly spaced, and we handled the exterior wall, making it look like an opposite scenery of the main entrance. We used two different textures of red bricks removed from the original houses, so the contrast of shadow on the wall was able to become strong. In this way, it shows an interesting shadow made under the sunlight.Save this picture!Sectional Perspective. Image Courtesy of The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtThe one floor suit, which has the independent courtyard, is on the north side. In order to make the space interpenetrate each other, and take into account the privacy of the room at the same time, we try our best to set up large glass windows.Save this picture!Courtyard facing North. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThere is not too much decoration on the external walls of the building. During the renovation, we hoped that the texture and color of the wall materials would reflect each other. Thus, we did not do any decoration on the red brick and Chinese brick part. For the main house on the street side, we used a gray water ripple paint to retain the historical features of its painted external walls. Thus, people will enjoy this design while visiting the West Lake.Save this picture!Brick pattern. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureThe upstairs loft is quite low and narrow while being known as the best location to watch the West Lake. Only the skylight can improve the indoor experience. There could be a gorgeous painting of sky blue and tree green when people look out through the skylight. We re-built the roof, and transformed a part of the roof into a flat terrace. Here, you can take a sip of tea, chat with your beloved, and take enough rest as much as you want.Save this picture!Attic. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureConclusionThe project was completed in October 2016. There was a high volume of hotel guests when we visited the building several times the next year. With regards to renovating the historical buildings, we gave our own views and put them into practice. Thus, the time will tell how the views are well-delivered.Save this picture!View from terrace. Image © Aoguan Performance of ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessFarvardin House / HAMAAN StudioSelected ProjectsThe New Swan Stone Castle of OCT / CUBE DESIGNSelected Projects Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeThe Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of ArtOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationHangzhouRefurbishmentRenovationBrickCourtyardWest LakeVillaZenChinese ArchitectureLandscapeHangzhou ShiChinese Gardenhistoric architectureChina Academy of ArtChinaPublished on December 09, 2017Cite: “Space Renovation of 69 Beishan St. / The Design Institute of Landscape and Architecture China Academy of Art” 08 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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E-cigarettes ‘could save millions’

first_img 43 Views   no discussions Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img Electronic cigarettes turn nicotine into a vapour that can be inhaledScientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives.In the UK there are currently about 100,000 deaths per year attributable to smoking, worldwide it is estimated to be more than five million.Now researchers are hopeful that an increasing use of e-cigarettes could prevent some of these deaths.But some groups warn that e-cigarettes could normalise smoking.An estimated 700,000 users smoke e-cigarettes in the UK, according to Action on Smoking and Health. Some users combine “vaping”, as it is often called, with traditional cigarettes while others substitute it for smoking completely.E-cigarettes have also recently be found to be just as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit.Future hopeRather than inhaling the toxic substances found in tobacco, e-cigarette users inhale vaporised liquid nicotine.Robert West, professor of health psychology at University College London, told delegates at the 2013 E-Cigarette Summit at London’s Royal Society that “literally millions of lives” could be saved.“The big question, and why we’re here, is whether that goal can be realised and how best to do it… and what kind of cultural, regulatory environment can be put in place to make sure that’s achieved.“I think it can be achieved but that’s a hope, a promise, not a reality,” he said.A revolutionThis view was echoed by Dr Jacques Le Houezec, a private consultant who has been researching the effects of nicotine and tobacco.He said that because the harmful effects of its main comparator, tobacco, e-cigarette use should not be over-regulated.“We’ve been in the field for very long, this for us is a revolution.There is concern over the lack of regulation of e-cigarettes“Every adolescent tries something new, many try smoking. I would prefer they try e-cigarettes to regular cigarettes.” Dr Le Houezec added.Many are now calling for the industry to be regulated. An EU proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as a medicine was recently rejected, but in the UK e-cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine from 2016.Konstantinos Farsalinos, from the University Hospital Gathuisberg, Belgium, said it was important for light regulation to be put in place “as soon as possible”.“Companies are all hiding behind the lack of regulation and are not performing any tests on their products, this is a big problem.”Prof Farsalinos studies the health impacts of e-cigarette vapour. Despite the lack of regulation, he remained positive about the health risks associated with inhaling it.Healthy ratsE-cigarettes are still relatively new, so there is little in the way of long-term studies looking at their overall health impacts.In order to have valid clinical data, a large group of e-cigarette users would need to be followed for many years.Seeing as many users aim to stop smoking, following a large group of e-smokers for a long period could be difficult.But in rats at least, a study showed that after they inhaled nicotine for two years, there were no harmful effects. This was found in a 1996 study before e-cigarettes were on the market, a study Dr Le Houezec said was reassuring.Concern about the increase in e-cigarette use remains.The World Health Organization advised that consumers should not use e-cigarettes until they are deemed safe. They said the potential risks “remain undetermined” and that the contents of the vapour emissions had not been thoroughly studiedThe British Medical Association has called for a ban on public vaping in the same way that public smoking was banned.They stated that a strong regulatory framework was needed to “restrict their marketing, sale and promotion so that it is only targeted at smokers as a way of cutting down and quitting, and does not appeal to non-smokers, in particular children and young people”.Ram Moorthy, from the British Medical Association, said that their use normalises smoking behaviour.“We don’t want that behaviour to be considered normal again and that e-cigarettes are used as an alternative for the areas that people cannot smoke,” he told BBC News.But Lynne Dawkins, from the University of East London, said that while light-touch regulation was important, it must be treated with caution.She said that e-cigarettes presented a “viable safer alternative” to offer to smokers.“We don’t want to spoil this great opportunity we have for overseeing this unprecedented growth and evolving technology that has not been seen before, We have to be careful not to stump that.”BBC News HealthLifestyle E-cigarettes ‘could save millions’ by: – November 13, 2013 Sharing is caring!last_img read more