Year: 2014
Size: 60 m2
Type: installation
Status: completed
Location: Beijing, China
Client: Beijing Dashilar Investment Ltd.

Partners in charge: Federico Ruberto, Nicola Saladino, Chen Chen
Design team: Dong Liu, Aniruddha Mukherjee, Alessandro Basile

As a result of the difficult and time consuming negotiation with the neighbours, the implementation of the pilot project was consistently delayed so the fully renovated residential unit that was supposed to be exhibited in the 2014 Beijing Design Week resulted in an empty skeleton awaiting construction.

In such conditions we decided to virtually reconstruct the future configuration of the building through a light installation of wireframe volumes. The different levels and the staircases that spiral around the main double-height space are rendered through the use of white rubber bands that glow in the semi-darkness of the room, only lit up by hidden UV lights. In the background one can still see the textures of the existing walls, eroded by time and humidity, creating an interesting dialogue between the past and the future of the building.