Qishe Courtyard by ARCHSTUDIO

Before & After: Curving Glass Walls Give This Traditional Beijing Home an Otherworldly Appeal

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The restored facade of the Quishe Courtyard by ARCHSTUDIO references the melding of traditional and modern architecture within. "Qi" means "seven" in Mandarin, and "she" means "house," giving the project its name; its address in the hutong is seven, and it originally boasted seven pitched-roof buildings.