Original LACIME studio was a deserted 6 kindergarten classes, which located in the center of residential areas developing in different times. The site is very narrow: a small building with three layers of brick and concrete structure, with ceramic tiles on the outer wall. And the house is built in the 90s of last century.
As architects visited the site at the first time, the building is thought meaningless to be reserved if only from the architectural value. However, concerning the 1.5 mu of land is the center of a relatively mature community environment, if we put it down and rebuilt, it will not only completely changed the environment and be busy at putting up installations, memory, interrupted the continuity of lost city development but also caused a waste of resources and materials. Therefore we determine the transformation plan and hope to give it new life which could create a model of this city center building updating mode. It is hoped that it will prove the significance of the evolution and architecture of the city in this case.
New building facade uses a vertical installation in the way of tile to produce a strong sense of texture, making the whole volume simple and varied. The original window frame is replaced by a wooden surface to form a comparison of materials.
The old yard is overgrown one with a lack of theme, besides it is only an outdoor site. Taking the narrow yard into account, we will remove the all original concrete ground and buildings, set up simple brick to pave a path, pave the rest lawn grassed, which emerging a relatively open outdoor space. Some major trees have been preserved as evidence of the migration of years.