Marc Goodwin photographs 11 architecture studios in Beijing
Beijing architecture studios
ZAO/standardarchitecture's office

Marc Goodwin photographs 12 architecture studios in Beijing

Photographer Marc Goodwin visited 12 architecture studios in Beijing to create this photoset, which offers a glimpse inside the workplaces of MADZhang Ke and Vector Architects.

The broad variety of offices in the Chinese capital captured by Goodwin, who runs the photography studio Archmospheres, range from a darkly lit former boiler room to apartments once used by diplomats.

Zhang Ke's studio ZAO/standardarchitecture is located in an old warehouse with a faceted roof pierced by a long skylight. Board-marked concrete walls running along one side of the open-planned space outline nooks for meeting spaces and a library.

The 105 employees of MAD – founded by Chinese architect Ma Yansong – reside in a former print works. Existing wooden trusses and brickwork walls remain exposed on the upper floor.

Walls, floors, structural beams and pipework are all painted white in the former university building that Vector Architects' studio has worked in for two years.

The offices of UrbanusCrossboundaries and Chiasmus Partners are also included in the photoset – the latest in Goodwin's series of architects' studios in different cities. The photographer has previously visited Paris, London, and Nordic studios.

Take a look inside all 12 Beijing architecture studios:


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ZAO/standardarchitecture

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 25 to 30
Building's former use: warehouse


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MAD Architects

In this space since: 2008
Number of employees: 105
Building's former use: printing works


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Crossboundaries

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 20 to 25
Building's former use: auditorium, bar, showroom


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Urbanus

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 45
Building's former use: offset printing factory


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Vector Architects

In this space since: 2014
Number of employees: 25
Building's former use: university administrative office


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Chiasmus Partners

In this space since: 2010
Number of employees: 15
Building's former use: classroom


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C+ Architects

In this space since: 2016
Number of employees: 6
Building's former use: architectural firm' s studio


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MAT Office

In this space since: 2002
Number of employees: 10
Building's former use: hostel, office building and factory


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AnyScale Architecture Design Consultants

In this space since: 2014
Number of employees: 25
Building's former use: apartments for diplomats


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LISPACE Design Limited

In this space since: 2013
Number of employees: 10
Building's former use: boiler room in factory


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Haskoll Architectural Design Consultancy

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 45
Building's former use: restaurant


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WAY Studio and PU Architects

In this space since: 2015
Number of employees: 16
Building's former use: arsenal, university student dormitories, and library and reading room