This design of this contemporary hutong house was developed by architectural studio Penda for MINI Living's '10 Conceptual Homes that Went on Show for the China House Vision Exhibition.'
The silhouette of the home is quite elegant, while the compact nature of it is sure to capture attention. In Beijing, 'hutongs' refers to narrow alleyways that have been created by the joining of traditional courtyard residences. What Penda attempted to do with its design is to create a link between hutongs and the housing vision of the future.
Aptly referred to as an 'Urban Cabin,' the structure has an all-white silhouette, with hits of reflective gold that add character. The hutong house is stylish and has the possibility of alleviating the stress of rapid urbanization, offering compact living quarters to the Chinese population.