Design Philosophy

CONTEXT

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RECONNECT Modern Urban Conditions to its Roots REINTERPRET the Vernacular in a Contemporary Context

Design Objectives and Methods

PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

REFLECT STRONG AND INNOVATIVE CONCEPTUAL THINKING

CRITICAL OUTLOOK

Connecting Process to Products

EXPLORATION OF VARIOUS METHODS

ABSTRACT INSERTION OF OLD AND NEW

RECONNECT MODERNITY WITH TRADITION

Case Study: Caiguo Qiang Courtyard House
Modern Urban Conditions Contemporary Context

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Traditional Roots Vernacular Settings

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DESIGN PROCESS
Engaging Public in Dialogues about On-going Shifts in Cultural Paradigm and Identity Engages Contemporary Techniques and Materials to Rethink Cultural Approaches in Architecture

DESIGN GOAL
Using Architectural Projects to Explore Various Problems Contributing to a Regional Variance of Contemporary Architecture Appropriate to its Local Context

Critique

context? desecration?

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reference? nature?
Responsive and Formed by Local Context?

tradition?

Reference

1. www.studiopeizhu.com 2. Design for Asia Award 2009
DFA Special Award for Culture - Cai Guoqiang House by Studio Pei Zhu

3. www.designboom.com
from the article on ‘Disappearing Art Museum’ by Studio Pei Zhu

4. www.arcspace.com
from the article on Xixi Wetland Art Museum by Studio Pei Zhu

5. Architectural Record, December 2007
from the article Design Vanguard - Studio Pei Zhu Commits to an Energetic Urbanism in Modern China

6. www.hipercroquis.net
from the article on Art Museum of Yue Minjun by Studio Pei Zhu

7. Interni Magazine, December 2008
from the article Beijing - the Home Atelier of Cai Guoqiang

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