Concept Work for Folding Beijing

Credits: Jeremy Kamal and Cole Daly
“The whole world started to turn. The sound of steel and masonry folding, grating, colliding filled the air, like an assembly line grinding to a halt. The towering buildings of the city gathered and merged into solid blocks; neon signs, shop awnings, balconies, and other protruding fixtures retracted into the buildings or flattened themselves into a thin layer against the walls, like skin. Every inch of space was utilized as the buildings compacted themselves into the smallest space. The ground rose up.” 
- Excerpt from Folding Beijing by Hao Jungfang, translated by Ken Liu