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We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial" #2 competition – Jiang Yifeng, Chen Kuanghua and Li Jiaqi from China!
Jiang Yifeng, Chen Kuanghua and Li Jiaqi from China
We are now undergraduates at Tsinghua University. Our major is Environmental Design. We think that environmental design is based on the concept of environmental ecology to guide today's art design, that is, art design with environmental awareness. Obviously, this is a conceptual issue that guides the development of art design; more specifically, with artificial environment as the main body, with architecture as the background, the design unfolds in its inner and outer spaces.
We joined the team of Professor Du Yi to participate in the landscape design projects for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Besides, we often team up with each other in design studios of our school. We have similar learning experiences and living habits, which makes the cooperation more successfully. We pay attention to the changes in the current society, and we look for new directions and applications of architectural design. Also,we try to understand the significance of architectural design in cities and people's lives.
We believe that, at its root, the issue discussed in architecture is a complex philosophical issue. We may only understand it in a small way. We believe that architecture is not just a place where people live. It contains cultural information of each region and it represents a city’s characteristics,it related to our ideological orientation.
Therefore, as architects, we can not only design for living functions, nor design for economic benefits. Instead, we need to integrate aesthetics from the perspective of the environment, designing based on long-term cultural thinking. We believe that these practices will bringing infinite extension of architectural significance.
Exercise our design skills and test what we have learned. Expand our horizons and communicate with professionals. Competitions are a great way to help us explore new ideas for design, and we keep brainstorming,even with countless revisions and self-denials, the process is not painful, we are immersed in it, it is more like a kind of enjoyment.
We think they can just try it once and make their decisions later, maybe designing in competition is one of the purest ways of colliding ideas
Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices
Use architecture to create different emotional states
Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization