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Architecture Firm Name: dongqi design

Website: www.dong-qi.net

Firm Location: Shanghai

Founding Year: 2014

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JIANG Nan

Graduated from the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Nan did an internship at the Dutch architectural office UNStudio before founding dongqi design, a multi-disciplinary design practice, in 2014. Nan’s interests span the intersection of technology and craft, as well as the use of materials and attention to detail.

In his capacity, Nan actively contributes to the academic community. He has published research papers on informational craftsmanship for international conferences. He also served as a visiting juror at the Shanghai Study Centre of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. He has been named to Forbes China 30 Under 30 list of 2018.

Yuan Yuan

Yuan is a creative & content director. She graduated from the National University of Singapore. She spent seven years in award-winning creative agencies before leading dongqi’s creative arm in Shanghai in 2017. 

Yuan delivers a fresh perspective of creative content to the world. From developing brand identities from scratch to culture-making, she has insightfully offered creative solutions to global brands that want to reach out to Chinese-speaking markets and local brands that seek regional presence. Her brand experiences include Netflix, Nokia, Singapore Elections, Shanghai Fashion Week, Xintiandi Style, CapitaLand, Adidas, and Estée Lauder Companies.

Practice Ideology

dongqi creates architecture, interiors, brand identity, and creative content. dongqi is a young and dynamic multi-disciplinary design practice that offers high-quality spatial and identity design solutions. Established by JIANG Nan in 2014, the practice has an international outlook, with a core team of outstanding designers who have studied and practiced worldwide, including in Europe, Singapore, and the United States. Since its founding, dongqi has accumulated practical project experiences empowered by leading-edge intelligent technologies. It delivers innovation by exploring partnerships with like-minded practitioners from fields as wide-ranging as art, fashion, science, and technology. 

The practice also actively explores intelligent fabrication capabilities such as the KUKA robot and 3D sand printing. In 2017, dongqi established its creative arm and began to work on projects of varying scales and typologies that allow creative explorations in a holistic manner combining different disciplines: architecture, interiors, branding, graphic and packaging design, filmmaking, art installation, and curatorial work, among others. This exploratory approach closes the gap between architecture and brand experiences for even greater disruptive design outcomes and cultural influences.

dongqi’s works have been widely published in Architectural Digest, Archdaily, BauNetz, Domus, FRAME, Detail, Design Anthology, designboom, Gooood, Retail Design Blog, Interni & Decor Korea, and Interior Design. Its design has been recognized by several prestigious international design awards such as the German Design Award, IDA Design Awards, Architizer A+Firm Awards, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, FX Design Awards, Blueprint Awards, dezeen awards, and Singapore Good Design Award. dongqi operates globally with a local base in Shanghai.

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