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finishing up concrete

The last remnants of red brick are now neatly hidden under the warmth of the grey concrete. And again, yet another main hutong entrance shot. Expect many of these over the next few months Looking out from the NW room’s balcony entrance Double-time on the dining room The entrance to the NW room won’t look […]

other mohui

Day and night — about 4 days of work to completely cover all messy redness with some nice grey concrete. Check out the entranceway from the restaurant. There will be glass there soon Inspecting his evening work Relaxing on a pile of rubble after finishing up the southern garden wall’s concrete

Entrance Mohui

Gazing out towards the entrance from the lobby we can start getting some ideas of what the view will begin to look like. It’s quite a big view to cover as well: 2500x3000mm of glass. You don’t see any glass coming just yet, but at least some of these red bricks will finally begin disappearing. […]

Concrete Slabbing

Saving both time and money, we’ve gone with large concrete slabs for upper-area roofing that can support people, but not full floor structures. These things are huge, and heavy. A total of 18 workers were needed to lift each one up to the second floor! Restaurant main entrance A few slabs resting above the dining […]

More Grey Bricks

Here the worker is putting on the finishing touches of a grey brick wall that only functions to block the ugliness from one neighbour. The new wall is especially nice in the late afternoon sun! Here’s the wall from down below. Next to it is the back of the kitchen.

Grey Bricks

Today is grey brick day again. This time an important visual part of the second floor will be raised up high in order to add a mask of traditional grey bricks on top of the new modern structure within. Check out the view of the bell tower! 2 hours later, it is all done. The […]

Cutting day

It’s time. Forget about safety, about cranes, tools and most other common sense. Today is completely about destruction, and big, heavy falling objects. 18 year-old up on the top, straddling the tree for dear life. Absolutely insane worker standing beneath the falling branches holding a chainsaw on full throttle the entire time Guiding the branches […]

Lobby roof up

It’s time to get our most important central public space up. The walls have mostly been there for quite some time now, but now we get to put in the support beams for the roof and then pour in the concrete base for the floor. Our main foreman Mr. Liu, with Mr. Guo looking on.. […]