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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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:: BJDW2016 Baitasi installation ::

BAITAcinema


The BAITAcinema is an ephemeral activation of a small courtyard located in the historical Baitasi district in Beijing realized during the Beijing Design Week 2016. Check it out here!

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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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:: Competition ::

Taiyuan Hutong Park


BaO participate in a competition aiming at finding progressive ideas for the regeneration of the former Taiyuan Guild hall in the heart of Xuanwu hutongs. We proposed a twin program for the site: an infrastructural plinth and a Park. The whole compound became a fully open green public space celebrating the hutongs life and joie de vivre set atop a sunken community swimming pool...

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:: Project ::

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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