The Samsara of Building No.42 on Dirty Street
Exhibition View at the 7th Shenzhen / Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture
Photo © Drawing Architecture Studio
- Drawing Architecture Studio
- Li Han, Hu Yan, Zhang Xintong, Pan Chao, Meng Haigang, Wang Hongyue, Jin Ding, Xie Jingxin, Liu Yanghui, Lin Sheng, Yang Haoran, Chang Zhen, Song Ke, Bai Xiaoyue, Zhang Cunji, Kang Xue, Chen Dong, Shi Chenlong, Lu Yiping, Li Mengyi, Liu Qi, Kong Qiushi, Li Yaxian, Li Sirui, Jin Xin, Ren Qingguo, Feng Xiaomin, Chu Denghui, Zhou Meng, Gao Xiaolin, Luo Dian, Liu Liyuan, Zhao Chenzhang, Huang Tangzi, Ye Zichen, Yuan Ruizhe, Wang Junkai, Lang Yingchen, Qiu Xiaohan
The Samsara of Building No.42 on Dirty Street is a chronological visual narrative about the development of a residential building in Beijing China between 2008 and 2017. By depicting how the building was transformed from regular apartments to a spontaneously-grown urban group form with commercial venues opened in those apartments, how they were demolished by the government as to clean up “first-floor-homes-turned-businesses”, and how the building was restored for residence only again in the end, this series takes architectural drawing as a critical craft and examines the relationship between the two forces from the civil and administration in urban development.