At Wuhan beach with the combination of the present and the past and western and eastern culture, by modern language, Waterfrom Design reconstructed Lifen. Through horizontal extension of traditional compound houses and vertical characteristic of western building, it analyzed and reorganized vertical and horizontal dimensions and reconstructed the modern space in the lanes.
From modern perspective, we rearranged the symmetry of traditional compound houses. The vaults, bell towers and balconies introduced in the period of settlement were simplified as the dimensions and opening of geometric volumes. The structure was seemingly random. It creates unstable playfulness and at the same time, it shows the constantly extended street landscape of lives in Lifen.