Tucked away in an unassuming village on the fringes of Beijing, a group of students are undertaking a series of explorations with potentially resonant results. Led by Mary-Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian, BASE Beijing is a long-standing summer studio operating in Caochangdi, a former village-turned artist enclave.
A view of Standard's office going into management offices.
An entrance to the Hutong that is enveloped by the Wanfujing Snack street in Dongcheng, Beijing.
Above, the front of the buliding, framed by two temporary structures used for construction of a new subway line.
Above, entrance to the Fullfun Hostel (北京福丰国际青年旅舍) in Yanyue Hutong in the Dongcheng District of Beijing.
June 7th, 2012 - Over the next two months, Pro Unit will move forward through in-field research including building visits and interviews with residents, architects, and academics. Gathered information will initially be presented in the form of photographs, images, and text.