Waterside Buddhist Shrine
© Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi
ARCHSTUDIO | Profile
Established in 2010 and based in 798 Art Zone, Beijing, ARCHSTUDIO advocates maintaining a harmonious balance among human, nature, history and commerce in design practices, pursues the essence and true way of design, controls the whole process from concept to construction, and strives to create quality and emotional spatial environment that is based on the contemporary era and embraces future. Currently, the Studio mainly focuses on architectural design in natural context, urban architecture renovation & transformation, and upgrade of consumption space, etc.
Space is an aggregation of various relationships. During design practices, ARCHSTUDIO insists on the principle of “design of relationships”, analyzes reality of uncertainties, and coordinates relations between the large and small, exterior and interior, the new and old, the artificial and natural, etc. Besides, it works to create forms according to physical objects, produce spatial ambience for the mind, evoke interaction between the space and physical behaviors and enable infinite space perception, thereby to enhance spirit and experiences of the space.
In 2015, ARCHSTUDIO was honored as one of the 10 Design Vanguards by the renowned American magazine Architectural Record. And from 2015 to 2019, it has been included in China’s AD100 list consecutively from 2015 to 2019, which recognizes it as one of China's top 100 talents in architecture and design.
LEAF Awards, Architizer A+Awards，Wood Design & Building Design Awards, Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards, ArchDaily’s Building of The Year Awards, ASC Architectural Design Awards, WA Awards for Chinese Architecture (shortlisted), TID Award (Gold Award), Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (Gold Award), etc.
“Contemporary Architecture in China” at Harvard, 10x100 — An Exhibition of 100 Architects for the 10th Anniversary of UED, The Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea, Milan Design Week, Beijing Design Week Theme Exhibition, etc.
Han Wenqiang | Profile
Associate Professor, School of Architecture of CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts)
Founder & Chief Architect, ARCHSTUDIO
Han Wenqiang was born in Dalian, Liaoning, China. He got a master’s degree in School of Architecture of CAFA in 2005 and since then has been teaching there. In his design practices and researches, he advocates observing and reflecting on physical environment with traditional wisdom, insists on a basic view that “space is a medium”, takes “design of relationships” as an important approach, creates forms based on physical objects, produces spatial ambience for the mind, and strives to achieve harmony and balance among human, nature, history, culture, commerce and space.
His representative works mainly include Waterside Buddhist Shrine, Tea House in Hutong, Organic Farm, Twisting Courtyard, etc. He was a winner of Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard Competition in 2015 and Perspective’s 40 UNDER 40 Awards (Architecture category) in 2017. Besides, he has been included in the AD100 list consecutively from 2015 to 2019, which recognizes him as China’s top 100 talents in architecture and design.
“Contemporary Architecture in China” at Harvard, 10x100 — An Exhibition of 100 Architects for the 10th Anniversary of UED, The Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea, The 2rd China Design Exhibition, etc.
Han Wenqiang’s design works have been published by multiple renowned magazines such as Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Arquitectura Viva, Frame, d+a, Perspective, Taiwan Architecture, Time + Architecture and on various online media platforms including Dezeen, Designboom, ArchDaily, Wallpaper, archiposition, gooood, etc.