Micro-yuan’er is a project by Standardarchitecture in Beijing that revitalizes an ancient courtyard to be used as an art space, as well as a library.
The design "is part of the organic re-development taking place around the old Dashilar area southwest of the city’s Tiananmen square," as stated on DesignBoom. The courtyard itself is very minimalist, with a lighter wooden building in the center that will be used as a library space. This provides a stark contrast to the older sections surround the edges of the courtyard, which will also be updated while still keep their ancient look.
The space is located in a Hutong of Beijing, which is what these older alleyways are called by the mainland Chinese people. Hopefully the space will provide an area for people to sit and read.
Photo Credits: designboom, standardarchitecture.cn