TIANGANG SEED COURTYARD
Tiangang, Hebei, China
Yushui Lake renovation project finalist
The Seed Courtyard is a village house renovation project for the Japanese jewelry and ikebana master Oki Agawa. Inspired by strength of stone and fragility of flowers, we created a new living and workshop space by inverting the traditional village coutyard.
Having the least favorable location, squeezed by neighboring houses, our design gets new dimension by creating a wide rooftop public space. Our reconstruction principles rely on local history and materials, minimal intervention to existing structure, improvisation and participation.
From the seed courtyard, let the art spread in every corner of Tiangang!