Smart and Simple Homes in Shanghai

Restoring old French Concession era houses


LocationTaiyuan Road, Shanghai, China
Project Date2018
Project Size85 sqm
Design TeamHomeinSH
Smart and Simple in Shanghai - French Concession house

Quiet in the City

The centre of Shanghai is dominated by low-rise buildings constructed during the time of the French Concession. These old properties pose some interesting challenges for designers today who seek out new uses for these historic drops of Europe in the middle of China's biggest city.

Smart and Simple in Shanghai - French Concession house
Smart and Simple in Shanghai - French Concession house
Smart and Simple in Shanghai - French Concession house

The property shown here is an 85 sqm, two storey on Taiyuan road in the heart of the Former French Concession in downtown Shanghai. Modern windows add a brighter touch to the downstairs rooms while wooden planks can be found throughout. 
Smart and Simple in Shanghai - French Concession house
Smart and Simple in Shanghai - French Concession house

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