Li xiaodong

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Li Xiaodong Atelier

Budget, and short of resource in hand, as well as person who is willing to supervise…

What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project?

Budget, and short of resource in hand, as well as person who is willing to supervise the construction on site.

Did this project expand or evolve your role as an architect in any way? In general, do you feel that the role of the architect is changing on current projects?

Yes, I am acting more like project coordinator, including fund rising, looking for site, design, construction,…etc.

How is your building possible today in a way that it may not have been before and how have trends in technology and society inspired new thought and solutions?

A good building will attract visitors through publicity on media, which will inspire and change not just local but also larger community.

In the context of this project, how is your office and design process being influenced by current trends in academic curricula and incoming young architects? In turn, how are current projects and processes guiding the ongoing reformulation and development of academic curricula?

We are not trying to following any current trend in academic curricula, instead, what we are doing in our project is to test new territory of thinking through reflexive dialogue with local conditions (both in terms of design process and program setting).

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