Captain’s House, Fuzhou
Vector architects 

Captain’s House, Fuzhou

Vector architects 

The Beijing firm Vector Architects has renovated this house on the southeast end of Huangqi Peninsula, Fujian Province, for the captain of a ship and his family. The intervention addressed the deterioration of the building by adding a 12-centimeter-thick layer of concrete to the original brick masonry walls that would also serve as structural reinforcement and as protection against water leakage. Moreover, the floor plan was adjusted to provide the living room, dining room, and master bedroom with better views of the sea as well as more natural light and fresh air. However, the main operation of the project was the construction of a third floor, a multipurpose space over the two preexisting levels which is covered with a concrete vault and closed at the ends with a system of blocks of translucent glass. This makes the house turn on like a lantern when the sun sets, illuminating the port of Fuzhou.

Obra Work

Casa del Capitán Captain’s House Renovation

Cliente Client

Private Client, Shanghai Dragon Television

Arquitectos Architects

Vector Architects / Gong Dong (socio partner); Chen Liu (arquitecto responsable project architect); Zhenqiang Chen, Liangliang Zhao (dirección de obra site architect); Dan Zhao, Cunyu Jiang, Zhao Zhang (equipo team); Dongping Sun (aparejador construction management)

Colaboradores Collaborators

China Academy of Building Research (estructuras e instalaciones structures and MEP); Congzhen Xiao, Yixin Du (estructuras structures)

Superficie Built Area

470 m²

Fotos Photos

Chen Hao, Xia Zhi