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BaO is a Beijing-based architecture studio active in a broad range of space-related disciplines. Through research, writing, installations, architectural design, urban and strategic planning in China and abroad, BaO aims to question, investigate, and act within current global and local contexts.

As a trans-national, trans-disciplinary, trans-forming practice, we keep adapting and testing new territories while advocating bold, critical and radical ideas.

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:: Beijing Design Week Installation ::

Fly Tower


Checkout BaO's Pink Tower in Dashilar district!

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:: Website update ::

2013-2014 projects


We just updated our website with our most recent projects. This last year works include a 50 meters long blue table in the streets of Songzhuang, customizable social housing, a sliced-up building for the Confucius Institute, sanitation projects in villages in Gansu and Yunnan, and pine tree barks filled exhibition spaces... Check out the project page for more info!

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:: Gu An House ::

Nearing completion


BaO worked on a villa transformation in Hebei that is almost completed. The house was originally a typical Sino-European hybrid within which we literally carved-out a multilevel central void. The void acts as a kind of spatial event in an otherwise traditional layout of the house, an accident that entirely reorganizes the whole structure...

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BaiQuan Roof



Construction of the Baiquan roof is going to begin shortly. The project is a retroffiting and transformation of exisiting toilets in a village school near Tianshui in Gansu. A large autonomous roof will hover above and reprogram exisiting dilapidated structures and outdoor spaces in a complete safe and sustainable sanitation facility...

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Yingpan School project



We are currently working with the Huayi Brothers Foundation on a project in Yingpan's school, Yunnan. The project consists of two small composting toilets buildings that are camouflaged within a nearby sugarcane plantation as well as the retrofitting of an exisiting building into a sustainable bathouse. The new structures are all designed on principles of "half-buildings": solid bases on pilotis + lightweight bamboo roofs ...

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:: Installation ::

Blue.Tmp


BaO teamed-up with CPYA and JML to build an installation in the streets of Songzhuang for the annual art festival. We proposed and implemented a 50 meters long blue "public table" that acted as a piece of equipment inciting informal gatherings, grassroots street's occupation, appropriation and activation, and collectively improvised events...

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