to focus my attention to my desire of form, such as Amsterdam Bridge. Looking back,
those two years for me is very important two years, during that time I built up some
personal formal style, and this style became an open framework for myself, and it has
the ability of sucking more ideas beside form into it. About the difference between
industrial design and architectural design, I think, industrial design has a very direct
relationship between it and user, good or bad, beautiful or not beautiful; architectural
design has its own autonomy in front of it’s user, it’s more complex.
from school has plenty of time to do his own thing, but the opportunity to study with
teacher is only for a few years. Perhaps I am quite traditional, and more emphasis on
teacher-student friendship. I feel lucky, I have learned something very important from
every teacher, sometime is idea, sometime is style, and sometime is attitude towards
things. SCI Arc and GSD are very different, SCI Arc concerns about the architecture’s
internal problems, GSD spends a lot of time tries to outreach to other problems.
know exactly why… of course when I was in undergrad school, I did a lot of physical
model. I think that’s the way how you suppose to learn. But, now it’s a habit for me to
use digital tools. Maybe that will change. When I am in school, I will spend every little bit
time I have onto Studio work.
China has great opportunities for architects, but the future breakthrough
something extra. I think the real breakthrough of Chinese architecture has to happen
after the breakthrough of Chinese politic. One day, when the politic is too boring in
China, then architecture can do something important. Under the current condition of
China, architecture created more problems than it solved. if you want to use
architecture to solve problem, maybe it’s better to have more great engineers than
more great architects.
In terms of cultural self-confidence, I’m afraid that’s too big a question for me to answer
here. I can only speak a little bit about architects. There are too many architects use
“tradition” as safe haven, and use “public” as cover for private interests. In order to be
confident, you have to take off your mask first.
文化自信是个太大的题目, 我怕我说不清楚, 只能说说建筑自信。我朝有太多的建筑师
What would you say about yourself? Your own advantages and disadvantages?