该项目位于北京市东城区东新阳胡同6号,由5L Meet装修。项目用地原为中国北京舞蹈学院表演团早在上世纪六七十年代的排练点,其中包括剧场,过去是一个300平米的食堂。它结构复杂,既有较高的框架结构,又有中国传统宫廷院落的木结构瓦顶房。项目由三个不同立面的空间组成,留下了很多耐人寻味的探索空间。

Project Background
Located at 6, Dongsinanyang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, the project is renovated by 5L Meet. Originally a rehearsal spot for Beijing Dance Academy of China Performance Group back in 1960s and 1970s, which included a theater, the project site used to be a 300 m2 cafeteria. It has a complicated structure, with both higher frame structure and wood structure tile-roofed house of a Chinese traditional court yard. The project, composed by three spaces with different elevations, leaves much room for an intriguing exploration.

关于 “金属手 “咖啡
金属手咖啡致力于国内咖啡的探索,目前已经在北京、上海等地开设了6家门店,虽然面积不大,但都以高品质的咖啡和精致的内饰而闻名。本项目是Metal Hands在北京的第六家店,作为品牌的总部(工厂店),有专门的烘焙机将烘焙好的咖啡豆配送到其他所有门店。烘焙店作为Metal Hands咖啡的过渡环节,不仅是总结以往店铺的经验,也是未来发展的新起点。

About Metal Hands coffee
Committed to exploring domestic coffee, Metal Hands coffee has already opened six stores in Beijing and Shanghai, all of which are famous for their high-quality coffee and exquisite interior in spite of their small sizes. This project is Metal Hands’ sixthth shop in Beijing as the brand’s headquarter (factory shop), with a dedicated roaster to distribute roasted coffee beans to all other stores. The roastery serves as a transitional link for Metal Hands coffee, one that not only summarizes experience learned from previous shops, but also marks the new beginning of future development.


1.Spatial force: the overall space is connected by spaces of various sizes that were built in different yeras. The changing floor heights across spaces promise great potential for creativity. The first space is the lobby area, a frame structure with a ceiling height of 4.1 meters. The three huge skylight windows on the south, with their high windowsill, ensure ample lighting. A narrow corridor on the east leads to the second space, the sunken space. As the main house of the traditional Siheyuan, this space is a tile-roofed house with a wood structure, which was originally used as the cafeteria of the rehearsal spot. A small courtyard, the only outdoor area of the whole space, sits in front of the house and ushers in sufficient lighting. Through the kitchen area comes the back-kitchen area, whose ceiling height of 4.35 meters allows much room for creativity.

2. 材料和时间的力量:大厅里旧混凝土模板浇筑的痕迹很明显。厨房区域,是传统的木梁结构,多年来一直没有好好保养。它亟待清理,以便重新发现它的传统魅力。经历了多年潮湿和蚂蚁入侵的木柱,混凝土模板浇筑的痕迹,木质的屋顶,混凝土上的老瓷砖,老式的碧色窗户,老式的水磨石地砖,所有这些元素,在我们看来,都是相互关联的,彼此之间有一种特殊的力量在流动。它们在不同的时代被建造、被修缮、被连接、被使用,这一切都导致了它们今天的样子和面貌。改造后,它们与新的环境融为一体,通过源于时间跨度的纽带,彼此对话和互动。这个新的设计试图加强这种联系,强调时间的流逝,通过不同项目之间的比较,以及人们在空间切换中产生的对时间的感知。

2. The forces of material and time: the marks of old concrete formwork pouring in lobby is clear. Kitchen area, a traditional wood beam structure, has not been properly maintained for years. It desperately needs to be cleaned so that its traditional charm can be rediscovered. The wood columns that have endured years of humidity and invasion of ants, the marks of concrete formwork pouring, the wood roof, the old ceramic tile on the concrete, the old turquoise window, the old terrazzo floor tile, all these elements, as far as we are concerned, are all interconnected, with a special kind of force flowing among each other. They were built, restored, connected and used in different times, all of which lead to how they look and what they are today. After renovation, they merge with the new environment, talking and interacting with each other through the bond stemmed from the time span. This new design seeks to intensify the connection, emphasizing on the passing of time by drawing comparison between different items as well as people’s perception of time generated from the switching among spaces.

如何将不同的空间有机的整合成一个稳定统一的空间,不显得凌乱。如何为深L爱好者打造一个全新的、有趣的社区;在技术上,如何制造不规则形状和弧形的混凝土条形柜台;如何有序地进行5L Meet和我们项目的交叉施工;如何传递Metal Hands的意图,让这个工厂店成为一个过渡性的环节,如何让Metal Hands的工厂店成为一个更具辨识度的目的地。

How to organically integrate different spaces into a stable and unified one that does not appear to be messy. How to create a brand-new and interesting community for coffee lovers; technically, how to manufacture irregular-shaped and curved concrete bar counter; how to orderly carry out cross construction of 5L Meet and our project; how to deliver Metal Hands’s intention for this factory shop to be a transitional link and how to make Metal Hands’ factory shop a more recognizable destination.


The lobby is transformed into the factory area, with a see-through roastery room surrounded by irregular-shaped and curved concrete bar counter. Customers sitting around the bar counter are able to observe the baristas as well as the factory as they operate. The counter is designed to be 800mm lower than regular bars, allowing closer exchanges between customers and baristas; the lobby retains and repairs the original concrete wall, ceiling and columns; on the ceiling, the element of pipe is utilized to design horizontal metal pipes that share the same contour as the bar counter. One of the pipes connects the water supply, with another three vertical pipes channeling the water to bar counter; the roastery room, with its silver-grey metal shell and see-through glass, has a mezzanine, which can serve as a storage area and training ground for coffee knowledge; a roaster runs in the roastery room, which, as a whole, creates the vibe of a factory with its sound, color and material.


The factory area is connected to old times area with a time tunnel. As people enter this 11-meter long futuristic metal pipe, their curiosity and anticipation of what comes next spike. And when they arrive at the old times area, the change in spaces gives out the experience of time traveling; the old times area is renovated from kitchen area, with roof and windows of the old house being replaced and refurbished. The original wall and terrazzo floor are kept in order to create the vibe of old times; a smaller bar counter is set up between main house window outdoor courtyard to serve the old times area and art space. This counter has an enclosed shape, with 1/3 of it located outside and the rest inside. The counter opens on two sides and serves as a middle island to link the outdoor and interior during busy hours in summer. Customers are welcome to sit around the counter, where baristas can serve them from any angle. Furniture at the old times area is purchased by Mr. Ding, the shop manager, from abroad. The classic furniture brings back vibe of the past, strengthening the concept of old times.

后厨区域被改造成一个集艺术沙龙和展览为一体的艺术空间。上方的圆柱形空间作为艺术家创作和小型展览的空间。这种开放的理念也代表了Metal Hands咖啡对未来商业模式的探索。

The back-kitchen area is rebuilt into an art space that combines art salon and exhibition. The cylindrical space on top functions as room for artist creation and small-scale exhibitions. This idea of openness also represents Metal Hands coffee’s exploration of future business model.

通过沉浸在不同的空间中并进行切换,顾客能够体验到这些空间所营造的氛围,在这些空间中,顾客利用沟通和交流产生更多的能量。与5L Meet和共享影院的互动,这些氛围在老胡同地区形成了一个独特的力场,在一定程度上刺激了胡同的日常生活,丰富了胡同的文化体验。

By immersing in and switching from different spaces, customers are able to experience the vibes created by all these spaces, in which they use communications and exchanges to produce more energy. Interacting with 5L Meet and shared theater, all these vibes form a unique force field in old Hutong area, which, to some extent, stimulates the daily life and enriches cultural experience in Hutong.

建筑师: Linkchance Architects
占地面积: 300 m²
摄影作品:Weiqi Jin
照明顾问:Yuanzhan Lighting Consultant
施工单位:Beijing Shidai Municipal Engineering Co., Ltd.
Architects: Linkchance Architects
Area: 300 m²
Year: 2020
Photographs: Weiqi Jin
Manufacturers: 富魁不锈钢, 竹元科技, 鹏达一诺
Cheif Designer:Zhaoxue An
Design Team:Xue Hou, Wenjing Yu, Lin Shao, He Zhang
Lighting Consultant:Yuanzhan Lighting Consultant
Construction:Beijing Shidai Municipal Engineering Co., Ltd.