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Han Wenqiang

Associate Professor, School of Architecture of CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts)

Founder & Chief Architect, ARCHSTUDIO

Mr. Han Wenqiang advocates the principle of “design of relationships” to make the space the communication medium, realize the deep link among body, nature, history, and man-made environment, thereby shortening the emotional distance between people and environment. His design practice covers old building renewal and architectural and interior design. 

He has been invited as a jury for Leaf Awards 2020-2021, Architizer A+Awards 2020 & 2021, and Rethinking the Future Awards 2022. And he was a winner of Architectural Record‘s Design Vanguard Competition, Perspective‘s 40 UNDER 40 Awards (Architecture category), FA Emerging Architect Award, etc.

Practice Ideology

Established in 2010 and based in 798 Art Zone, Beijing, ARCHSTUDIO advocates maintaining a harmonious balance among humans, 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 a 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 ambiance for the mind, evoke interaction between the space and physical behaviors and enable infinite space perception, thereby enhancing the space’s spirit and experiences.

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.

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