I am always interested in exploring the architectural medium as an art form. I have my alma mater, the Bartlett School of Architecture, to thank for nurturing my passion for architecture, not least because my academic years there was like a mind-opening, inspirational journey. It has always been my persuit since d… Read More
I am always interested in exploring the architectural medium as an art form. I have my alma mater, the Bartlett School of Architecture, to thank for nurturing my passion for architecture, not least because my academic years there was like a mind-opening, inspirational journey. It has always been my persuit since degree years to work along with the most creative group of people.
The studio based design course in the Bartlett has trained me well in many design and modelling skills. I enjoyed working with others as well as keeping individuality. In addition, I benefitted a great deal from the School’s doctrine to prepare students well for future practice. It is through this valuable doctrine that I was trained to be logically rational. The integration of 'madness’ and 'rationality' allows me to further my studies of architecture from a different perspective. During my Bartlett years, I was heavily influenced by the radical idea that architecture could take any context in its idea and physical form. Consequently I adopted a characteristic methodology of producing functional, innovative and sensible designs as opposed to being overwhelmed by physical restrictions.
In the practice, I have a great passion for knowledge and participate learning opportunities that enable me to absorb everything very quickly, where I learnt on a daily basis that productivity, efficiency and integrity were my priorities. After graduation, I have committed myself working full time within diverse projects at Zaha Hadid Architects, BFLS (formerly Hamiltons Architects ) and Wilkinson Eyre Architects respectively. Taking into account my own practice experience at BAI Design international and the others, this is my third year of work. I was also helping my father’s designing company over the years based in one of the most densely populated city – Shenzhen, south CHINA. The company is running all sorts of resort planning projects throughout the country, which takes the advantage of easy access to the Chinese domestic market as well as the local human resources. It established my familiarization with the relevant government regulations and practical experiences that recently allowing the company to be associated with foreign practice as a consultant.
The early local experience and Chinese language demanding keep me within the Chinese projects through my PART I practice at different architecture design company. From assisting as an efficient freelancer, through designing in small design studios under high pressure in order to beat stringent client expectations, to working as a valuable team member in a large architectural practice, communicating with clients and all the other local production team (eg. rendering and modelling firms), I have developed a unique perspective on the theory and practice of modern Chinese architecture. Consequently, I have always tried to integrate my own understanding of architecture into the projects in which I participated. Read Less