FOG Structure transforms Beijing courtyard home into perfume retailer

Chinese language studio FOG Structure has turned a courtyard home in Beijing right into a flagship retailer for perfume model ToSummer with uncovered picket roof trusses and columns.

Positioned inside a 500-square-meter Siheyuan complicated, the shop occupies  a 280-year-old courtyard home which might be frequent within the area.

The shop is positioned at a restored courtyard home in Beijing

FOG Structure renovated the constructing to disclose its unique structure, which options triangle-shaped timber roof trusses and collection of picket columns.

Layers of decorations added on the construction over time in addition to a number of the inside partitions have been eliminated to show the core picket construction of the constructing in addition to to create an open view of the area.

Wooden roof trusses of ToSummer Beijing
The studio uncovered the picket roof trusses and columns of the unique constructing

“We ‘skimmed’ the constructing to show its ‘skeleton’,” stated the studio. The resultant ‘column area’ turned the visible centre of gravity of the area in addition to what defines its define.”

“One of many challenges of the mission needed to do with the constructing’s previous and new capabilities – extra particularly, how you can rework this venerable courtyard which has stood for almost 300 years as a personal residence right into a business area that’s neighbourly, communal, and all-inclusive,” it continued.

ToSummer Beijing
Product show areas are organized across the courtyards

Glass home windows have been put in on the storefront, inviting guests on the road to watch the complicated structure of the previous courtyard home, whereas glass partitions have been used to divide the area.

Product show areas have been organized round three courtyards of assorted sizes on the floor stage of the complicated, every linked by a bridging hallway, which the studio described as “image of graduating from the previous to the current”.

On the primary ground,  FOG Structure remodelled the roof area to create a lounge space overlooking the constructing’s roofs.

These roofs have been restored with the identical gray brick tiles from the unique constructing layered in the identical density.

Rooftop view of ToSummer Beijing
Gray brick tiles from the unique constructing are restored

A rain chain was hung from the roof connecting to a hundred-year-old effectively of the positioning. The well-preserved brickwork of the effectively echoes the fragile crafts of the roof tiles.

FOG Structure was based by Zheng Yu and Zhan Di and has workplaces in London, Shanghai and Chongqing.

Beforehand the studio has accomplished flagship shops for ToSummer in Beijing and Shanghai. Different current retail mission from the studio embody Tremendous Seed’s Hangzhou retailer that includes kinetic show.

The images is by InSpace Architectural Images.

Mission credit:

Design group: Zou Dejing, Wu Leilei, Wang Shengqi, Tang Mo, Lei Ronghua, Jiang Lu, Huang Yingzi, Zhuang Shaokai, Solar Yuan, Zhang Xinyue, Chen Yixuan, Zheng Yining, Tao Xinwei, Cao Xiaomao, Hou Shaokai, Xiong Aijie, Khoon Choi (consumer consultant), Zhan Di, Zheng Yu
Mission administration: Shen Qianshi (consumer consultant)
Lighting Design: Zhang Xu, Liben Design
Structural engineering Guide: Tao Xinwei, Wang Haibo
Building drawing: BS Design
Contractor: Youlong Jinsheng