It was almost 40 years ago that the China Reform and opening-up policy was put forward. Innumerable skyscrapers of western design style are springing up like mushrooms. Gleaming facades make up the skyline of cities. Indeed, cities in China will become another New York, London, or Pairs, but they will never have their own features. Chinese real states developers pay foreign designers for their construction projects and Chinese architects consider western architectural culture as golden rules.

Too much we have copied from western while we have been rejecting our traditional architectural culture and philosophies. Consequently,the proper relation of present to past is ruined.
Wang Shu, the first Chinese architect to win Architecture’s most prestigious award, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, feels angry about that phenomena. He criticizes: the modern philosophy of architectural design of China has existed yet, neither the modern construction nor architects. What he desires is write the revelation for Chinese architects and the future of China’s construction.

Born in November 1963, Wang Shu grew up in the far west of China and showed early signs of artistic talent. When it comes to university Wang undertook his architectural studies at the Nanjing Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1985 and a Master’s in 1988. After finishing his education, unlike other Chinese architects who uphold western architectural design and culture, he chose to dig deeply into Chinese traditional architectural design philosophy, attempting to create a design style that with Chinese characteristics. Eventually, he made it.From Wang’s perspective, the meaning of construction site to common architects is

From Wang’s perspective, the meaning of construction site to common architects is quite less important. Under the control of index, these architects design the functions and forms of construction. In this way, constructions are more like a functional box, which has the danger of passing unnoticed in construction sites and historical background. They are uselessly showing off their beautiful façades because they are lack of their own cultural characteristics. It is very difficult for people to intimate them and feel the sense of identity about them and it is a failed idea about the integration of environment and construction. Urban culture failed and faded away when residents feel strange about the city they live in. What’s worse, residents will lose their cultural self-identity gradually. To some extent, it is the tragedy of the whole nation. All of these should be taken into account by Chinese architects. Wang took the first step to change.

In order to integrate into surroundings and reflect the urban culture, architects require finding out the source of culture and cultural fragments. Wang has been showing up at small towns of southern Yangtze River region in the past 10 years, tracking the craftsman’s traditional way to erect a house and traditional lifestyle.Wang said: my studies of the construction site require that I am present on the spot. It requires that I walk around the area that has many different angles and changing heights

Wang said: my studies of the construction site require that I am present on the spot. It requires that I walk around the area that has many different angles and changing heights
Afterward, I have to look at how I am meet residents’ needs at specific spots. Architecture is not just an object that you place in the environment. From his point of view, most architects he has worked with treat architecture as an object put in somewhere.His philosophy about construction and surroundings makes me think of another revelation for Chinese architects. That is 3D architectural visualization technologies. Imagine, mountains that far away, rivers that passing through, the shift of light and all these details of environment are shown on your computer screen. You can magnify the picture to observer the feather of a bird and zoom out to get the holistic scene. What’s more, it enables you to design your work from different angles. When you complete your design, these technologies present it in its full splendor. Equipping these technologies, Wang has no need to walk around the construction site and still able to do his studies of construction site. By using 3D architectural visualization technologies, Chinese architects will find it easier to apply Wang’s philosophy into practice and create more Chinese modern constructions.

His philosophy about construction and surroundings makes me think of another revelation for Chinese architects. That is 3D architectural visualization technologies. Imagine, mountains that far away, rivers that passing through, the shift of light and all these details of environment are shown on your computer screen. You can magnify the picture to observe the feather of a bird and zoom out to get the holistic scene. What’s more, it enables you to design your work from different angles. When you complete your design, these technologies present it in its full splendor. Equipping these technologies, Wang has no need to walk around the construction site and still able to do his studies of construction sites. By using 3D architectural visualization technologies, Chinese architects will find it easier to apply Wang’s philosophy into practice and create more Chinese modern constructions.Designed by Wang Shu, Xiangshan Campus is the best sample of Wang’s design philosophy. White wall and gray tile, rolling roof, bamboo window and veranda, are shadowed in the misty rain. Construction is a part of environment and history. Farmland, fish ponds as part of the campus, the traditional way of life has been preserved. It not only reproduces the traditional settlement of Jiangnan, but also reproduces the culture of honey and milk which used to exist here and now. It is hard to deny that Wang is an architect with historical responsibility.

Designed by Wang Shu, Xiangshan Campus is the best sample of Wang’s design philosophy. White walls and gray tile, rolling roof, bamboo window, and veranda, are shadowed in the misty rain. Construction is a part of environment and history. Farmland, fish ponds as part of the campus, the traditional way of life has been preserved. It not only reproduces the traditional settlement of Jiangnan but also reproduces the culture of honey and milk which used to exist here and now. It is hard to deny that Wang is an architect with historical responsibility.It is not a surprise that Wang won the Nobel Prize for architecture. Adopting comprehensive way to interpret Chinese architectural philosophy and culture, Wang combined traditional culture and modern technologies successfully and created a unique Chinese architectural language. Chinese people should be proud of Wang, for our own modern architectural design philosophy has been recognized by experts from all over the world.

It is not a surprise that Wang won the Nobel Prize for architecture. Adopting comprehensive way to interpret Chinese architectural philosophy and culture, Wang combined traditional culture and modern technologies successfully and created a unique Chinese architectural language. Chinese people should be proud of Wang, for our own modern architectural design philosophy has been recognized by experts from all over the world.How exactly Chinese architects apply Wang’s philosophy into practice? Time may be the handicap for them. They might have not so much time to view and feel the construction site like Wang. Fortunately, there are 3D visualization technologies for help. Architects are allowed to do the studies conveniently and time-effectively.

How exactly Chinese architects apply Wang’s philosophy into practice? Time may be the handicap for them. They might have not so much time to view and feel the construction site like Wang. Fortunately, there are 3D visualization technologies for help. Architects are allowed to do the studies conveniently and time-effectively.Chinese architects find it difficult to showcase their works to clients so that they couldn’t unleash their imagination.

Chinese architects find it difficult to showcase their works to clients so that they couldn’t unleash their imagination.Why is it that difficult? Firstly, architecture is kind of art that you can only see the panorama when it is completed. Not like works of printers, master plans of architects will not present a vivid picture. Only after using your imagination, can you just see the vague, fragmental scene. Secondly, it is more difficult for clients to understand the design philosophy than architects because they lack relevant expertise and experience. Architects utilize anyway to express but finally end up with failure.

Why is it that difficult? Firstly, architecture is kind of art that you can only see the panorama when it is completed. Not like works of printers, master plans of architects will not present a vivid picture. Only after using your imagination, can you just see the vague, fragmental scene? Secondly, it is more difficult for clients to understand the design philosophy than architects because they lack relevant expertise and experience. Architects utilize any way to express but finally end up with failure.Under this situation, architects will find that 3D visualization technologies are some better tools to showcase and interpret design philosophy than sandboxes and master plans.

Under this situation, architects will find that 3D visualization technologies are some better tools to showcase and interpret design philosophy than sandboxes and master plans.

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Provided that you want to unleash your imagination and concern more on your design, just contact AIMIR CG in no time.Two pieces of revelations, practical skills and design philosophy, enlighten Chinese architects to make progress and aim at the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Two pieces of revelations, practical skills, and design philosophy enlighten Chinese architects to make progress and aim at the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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