Finally, I’ve taken some time to see a real, not yet reconstructed, about to be demolished Hutong. More photos to come! I just had to post this one first:
Broken glass is used as an inventive way to scare off intruders from trying to gain access into this home. I’m also imagining colored glass and the wonderful reflections that could come from this throughout the day. Nonetheless, the use of broken glass to serve as ‘barbed wire’ is much less industrial or prison-like, providing a unique aesthetic.