• Practice: WJ STUDIO
  • Website: www.wjstudio.cn/
  • Firm Location: Hangzhou, Shanghai
  • Country: China
  • Year: 2014

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Leo Hu

Leo graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2003. He has experience working for PROSHIMA in Japan. As the design director and project manager of GOA, he cooperated with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano’s first project in Mainland China and served as the technical manager.

In 2014, he founded the WJ Studio and established a sustainable design approach to the built environment. As an energetic and passionate team, under the leadership of its founding partner Hu Zhile, it has won many international design awards. Hu believes that design is a way of thinking. He concentrates on not only the continuity and creative thinking of the interior/exterior space design but also the expression of design – form has a deeper meaning, and design needs to confront the nature of spatial intent. Starting from the architecture, context, and core elements of the product, Hu is adept at creating spaces that are extended in time. He has earned his reputation in the real estate field and many partners like Greentown, China Resources, Sunac China, and Xifang Real Estate Group. His work is also spoken highly of by the customers like IDG, VISION CAPITAL, ROKID, VPGAME, LEFIT, etc.

Practice Ideology

WJ STUDIO pays attention to the continuity and creative thinking of architecture’s interior and exterior space. Starting from understanding architecture, the surrounding environment, and the core content of products, WJ STUDIO explores the connection among space, humans, and nature. It creates practical, interactive, and personalized interior and exterior spaces for users.

WJ STUDIO specializes in overall design services, using professional resources and experience in planning, architecture, and landscape, and has rich practical experience in commercial, real estate, office, hotel, and special exploratory projects.

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