After collaborating on the NIO House in Nanchang, Lukstudio is given an opportunity to transform a standalone courtyard house in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province. Located at Kuan Hou Li Plaza near Black Tiger Spring, the double-height building was originally built in 2015 as an exhibition space with three pitched roofs and two inner courtyards. It was then changed into a commercial store where the outdoor courtyards were given up for more interior space. Lukstudio has restored the architectural order and integrated a contemporary open plan. The “new’ modern program juxtaposes the “old” gray-brick-concrete-tile architecture, creating a sense of progress and harmony.