Dwelling in Hutong: the birth of MINOR lab and the rebirth of a courtyard
© Chen Hao
Founded in the summer of 2017, MINOR lab is a team of experienced architects and designers with various backgrounds based in Beijing. Our creative works cover a diversity of fields including architecture, design, art, environment and lifestyle.
MINOR lab believes architecture not only highlights the presence of physical environment, but also invites everyone to discover moments of their own, form memories and create shared narratives. We seek to reach a perfect balance between time, space and people, and transform limitations into possibilities by researching the environment, exploring the implementation of functions, experimenting materials and tectonics, and improving construction procedures. We also hope to use architecture as a medium to create a life experience, not just an end result, and inspire a sincere dialogue in the polarizing world, so that we can all grow and thrive.
design principal of MINOR lab
Chen LIU received her B. Arch. And M. Arch. from RMIT University in Melbourne, and worked at Vector Architects as associate partner.
She founded MINOR lab in 2017.