RAMOPRIMO is a Beijing based group of architects, designers and urban planners working between Italy and China. The name of the studio refers to the name of some hidden lane of Venice and it’s the Italian translation of the Chinese term Tou Tiao, which indicates the first lane of a series of Hutong alleys in Beijing carrying the same name. It marks the beginning of an urban process. Our projects range from urban planning to graphic design, interior and architecture. In parallel with the design practice we are carrying on the INSTANT HUTONG project, investigating the process of rapid urbanization in China, the relations between social and physical aspects of everyday environment and the ways for people to reinterpret the urban landscape.