Archi-Union Architects – Shanghai

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Archi-Union Architects, Shanghai, China

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12 Mar 2012

Archi-Union Architects – Key Project

Tea House, Jungong Road, Yangpu District
Tea House Shanghai
photograph : Zhonghai Shen
Tea House Shanghai
The Tea House, located in the backyard of Archi-Union’s J-office, is constructed from the salvaged parts of the original warehouse’s collapsed roof. The site was extremely constricted with walls on three sides, and with only one side facing towards an open space that contains a pool. The space was further restricted by a mature tree. The design tries to embody harmony by integrating enclosure and openness, delightful space and logical construction and other complicated relations

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Archi-Union Architects – Practice Information

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Founded in 2003, Archi-Union Architects is a shanghai-based architectural design firm, led by Prof. Philip F. Yuan, who pays great attention on the combination of academic research and physical practice.

Started from our practice in China, we built our own philosophy with the help of Parametric Design. The concept of low-tech digital fabrication is the combination of digital technology and craftsmanship. This is our approach towards architecture.

Philip F. Yuan

Dr Philip F. Yuan is Associate Professor at the Architecture and Planning Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai, Director of Archi-Union Architects, and a member of the Shanghai Urban & Planning Consultant Community. He has won the following important domestic and international design awards: 2nd prize for Excellent Education Architecture by Ministry of Education, China, and 3rd prize for Excellent Exploration Design by Ministry of Construction, China for his Students Apartments of Tsinghua University. His project ‘Linear House’ won 1st prize in the Shanghai International Youth Architects’ Works Exhibition, and was selected for the ‘40 under 40 Exhibition of China’ and the 2007 Shenzhen Biennale; ‘Can Cube’ and ‘Inverted Himalayas’ were selected for ‘Update China’ (2010); his project ‘Linpan Urban Infrastructure’ was selected for the Chengdu Biennale (2011); he was also co-organizer of the DigitalFUTURE conference and cocurator of the DigitalFUTURE exhibition at Tongji University (with Neil Leach, 2011). In March, 2012, he was invited to give a speech about ‘Low-tech Digital Fabrication’ on ACSA 100th Annual Meeting (host by MIT, Boston).

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