Archis Design Studio

Archis Design Studio


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Shining (Christina) Sun

Shining’s design philosophy is to create a new architectural paradigm by pushing the boundaries of divided traditional design through multidisciplinary, bottom-up, and cutting-edge design. Before establishing ARCHIS, she had practiced at internationally recognized offices, including OMA, AECOM, and Aedas. In parallel to her practice, Shining has taught at institutions such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Shanghai Jiao Tong University and served as a juror at esteemed academic institutions such as Harvard, Syracuse, and Cornell University.


Practice Ideology

ARCHIS is a multi-disciplinary and research-led studio working at the intersection of architecture, art, and science. Headquartered in Hangzhou and with a branch office in Boston, the office is a team of experienced researchers from Harvard and MIT and professionals from diverse international backgrounds. Since 2018, ARCHIS has been developing innovative and non-linear design approaches that support the increasing dynamism and complexity of contemporary buildings and cities. Working across a broad design spectrum, the studio’s work ranges from large-scale urban planning and architecture to public art and exhibition design. In constantly pushing the boundaries of existing temporal and spatial relationships, ARCHIS aims to produce solutions that are not formally preconceived but rather emergent from and tailored to the particular contextual adjacencies and contingent interrelationships of each project.

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