DeHui Tea Space

The Tea Space is a form of re-redevelopment of the historical Beijing hutongs. The space occupies a ground level shop front of a 10-stories ubiquitous residential building, which was the result of the rapid development of the central Hutong neighborhoods10 years ago. The area is now a mix of mid-high rise amid one story hutong buildings. The design attempts to bring back the vernacular, traditional elements and spirit of the area, and to create some context continuity on the street level.