I'm an architectural designer and I recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
I grew up in Xiamen, a mild coastal city in Southeast China, and also a former international settlement (Kulangsu). The elegance of its old villas, winding lanes and beaches have great impacts on me since childhood, and convinced me of the potential of living environment to define life in a poetic and dignified way. For me, architecture is more than machine or container, it informs us about our identity and existence.
As a designer, subsequently, I value architecture as the experiential realities, as the carriers of meaning and medium for communication. When I design, I put great emphasis on the expression of narrative and always use the narrative to direct the design process.
Besides architecture, I have also deep interest in philosophy and history, which nonetheless deepen my understanding of architecture as experience and cultural phenomenon.