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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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:: Qianhai Public Art Installation ::

MicroCBD


BaO was invited alongside 8 other architects and contemporary artists to realize a public space installation for the Shenzhen Qianhai public art festival. Our MicroCBD project is an abstract space mimicking the "city of towers" being currently erected on the very site the festiva is taking place. The installation is a pure man-made artificial environment: a dense hardcore space made of a series of brick towers, brick plinths permitting spontaneous and non-conditionned usages, and an artificial microclimate generated by a mist cooling system...

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Yingpan Bathhouse


The Yingpan bathhouse project in Yunnan is nearing completion! Further updates coming soon...

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Tianfu Fine Art Museum 2nd Prize


BaO collaborated with Atelier 52 for a competition on a privately own Fine Art Museum to be built in Chengdu and was awarded a second prize. The project looked at the possibility to break away from the usual monumental "one box" museum model and proposed to spread-out the programs and the gallery spaces on the entirety of the site. This strategy resulted in a porous urban microcosm where visitors would experience a sequence that alternated the closed intimacy of gallery spaces and the openeness of urban moments in the buffer zones between them...

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:: BJDW2015 Baitasi Installation ::

SuperCounter


BaO completed a 170 meters long furniture in the Baitasi district hutongs during the Beijing Design Week...

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:: Dashilar BJDW2015 ::

CinemHouse


Following the pilot projects BaO proposed to the Dashilar plateform, a temporary semi-outdoor cinema was to be built in the Tan'Er small house during the Beijing Design Week with an exciting programmation of projections and events. Unfortunately, the project was prevented from being realized at the very last moment...

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:: Dashilar Pilot Project ::

4 scenarios


BaO was invited by the Dashilar plateform to work on a specific site in Tan'Er hutong as part of the pilot projects program. The studio set up 4 different scenarios focusing on investigating and opening up the programmatic and spatial possibilities for suh a small site: a Mini children palace, a bathhouse, a hutong cinema, and a "greeners" center. The project should enter the second phase with the realization of one or more of those proposals...

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