/ Dongzhimen 8 Penthouses

Spaces of carefully selected textures and materials

Beijing, China
Beijing Life Century Property Company Limited
ResidentialRenovation, Restoration and Adaptive Reuse
Residential interiors
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel with Chung-Yi Yang, and Lorenzo Polli, Yuxi Chen, Giuseppe Molteni

As part of the restyling of the more than 30-floor residential building Dongzhimen 8, the project comprises a total of 21 penthouses on the topmost seven floors of the building, with a unique design for three different residence types, combining a rich mix of textures and a selection of high-quality materials. The design of the apartments is accentuated by clear horizontal lines in the wooden wall paneling: the upper and lower edges of the window openings run through the entire apartment to visually elongate the space, and to make residents feel at ease.

The most compact residence, “FLAT A”, has been conceived as a yacht-like living space that is defined by an openness to its surroundings. Inspired by naval architecture, the design features inlaid parquet, and smooth rounded details.
In contrast, the design of “FLAT B” includes elm wood wall paneling and elegant clear stone flooring, while the prominent use of leather, and its soft texture and warm hues, evoke a pleasant atmosphere.
The design of the four-bedroom “FLAT C” is characterized by teak wall paneling, stone flooring and shelving that enhances the sophisticated character of the living space.