We are pleased to announced that Schnee Li joins QUAD studio as a Senior Associate. With a great passion in architecture, interiors, graphic design and visualization, Schnee has integrated her vast knowledge of BIM with creativity and developed a diverse portfolio of projects over the world. Graduated as a Master of European Construction Engineering, her design portfolio spans 5 countries from Europe and Greater China. Learning from architectural masters such as Wolf D. Prix from Coop Himmelb(l)au from her time in Germany and Austria, Schnee has built up innovative design skills as well as her skills in project management building a bespoke bonding with clients. Schnee will assist to oversee a vast spectrum projects of various scales in our Shenzhen studio.
Learn more about Schnee here.
Congratulations to Eric for being promoted to Associate Director for his endeavour in managing our Shenzhen studio as well as his excellence in design and coordination in delivering our bespoke designs to clients.
Graduated with a Master in Architecture Design and Urban Planning at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining QUAD studio, Eric practiced architecture in several international design companies including ATKINS and AEDAS. He was engaged in large scale development projects in Greater China including Huaqiang North SEG Factory Redevelopment, Baoneng Global Financial Center for Greenland Group and Sungang Mixed-Use Development for Shenzhen Centralcon Holdings.
As a reliable and capable team leader, with his close communication and positive attitude, Eric has developed a strong bonding with his team at QUAD studio. He has led the team to participate in many large-scale projects including Suining Jinhua 1958 Cultural District which is located in Sichuan, China. Covers 75,000sqm, it is an urban revitalization project that preserves traditional culture and industrial characters whilst in parallel injecting contemporary design elements to create a cohesive design composition that seamlessly blend the past and the present. The project consists of retail, hospitality, art and cultural components. Suining Jinhua 1958 Cultural District was awarded a Honorable Mentions in Architecture MasterPrize 2020 (Restoration and Renovation Category), the project is estimated to be completed in 2021 to provide a new cultural destination to Suining.
As an Associate Director QUAD studio, Eric will continue to oversee the operations at our Shenzhen studio and to explore new business opportunities with our directors.
QUAD is proud to announce that C Future Lab is shortlisted for the Best Public Building (Interior Design) of A&D Awards 2020. C Future Lab is an experiential space that consists of an art gallery, co-working space, garden, discussion forum and social gathering space in Shenzhen, China. It integrates the innovation to create an interactive space with Technology, Art and Nature to inspire and to encourage discussion towards ‘Future’ through collaboration with international creators. Learn more about the project here.
As one of the most prestigious awards within the industry, A&D Awards have recognised outstanding architecture and interior designs in Asia. It is a nice platform for design practices to showcase their latest completed projects within the industry to be great support to inspire ideas. With professional and international judges including founding partners of large-scale firms, over 50 projects were awarded with high standards.
QUAD is grateful to be recognised for its excellent design work for C Future Lab and we will continue to deliver more bespoke and innovative architecture and interior designs across the regions.
QUAD is delighted to share that we have two projects being shortlisted in World Architecture Festival China (WAF China) 2020 – Megalopolis X for Future Project Category and C Future Lab for Interior Design Category.
Megalopolis X – Future Project Category
Megalopolis X is shortlisted for Future Project Category. It is a mixed-use project marking the ‘X’ of central Shenzhen connecting mega towers, a diversified eco belt and TOD infrastructure. The project outlines the future city with advanced technology that satisfies contemporary needs. Read more here.
C Future Lab – Interior Design Category
Integrating Technology, Art and Nature, C Future Lab is an experiential lab that creates a journey to explore future. Collaborated with international artists including Ross Lovegrove, Patrick Blanc, Motse and teamLab, the lab consists of an art gallery, co-working space, garden, discussion forum and social gathering space. Read more here.
World Architecture Festival China is a design award for entries from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions which also applied for WAF/INSIDE awards. WAF is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world recognizing excellent designs with professional judging panels.
QUAD is proud to share that our team is selected as one of the 20 winners for the Harbourfront Public Furniture Competition held by The Harbour Office of the Development Bureau and the Harbourfront Commission. The iconic installations are aimed to brighten up the Harbour and to enhance the interaction between visitors. With community engagement and public creativity, the organizers hope to create a sense of belonging by delivering unique designs by local teams.
Our team has designed a futuristic and interactive installation which is called Anamorphosis. The design personifies the synergy between a leisure park and the creative arts. It will be an iconic signage that will enhance the attractiveness of the Victoria Harbour considering the uniqueness, effectiveness and sustainability. Anamorphosis is currently under construction and will be placed at locations on both sides of Victoria Harbour with the rest of the winning designs by 2021 Q2.
Team: Wai Tang, Sean Leung, Jason Loo, Stephanie Siu
Know more about Anamorphosis here.
QUAD is honoured to be awarded two Honorable Mentions in 2020 Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) – The Living Spline for Large Scale Landscape Category and Suining 1958 Cultural District for Restoration & Renovation Category.
The Living Spline
The Living Spline, Central Park of Yibin High Speed Rail City, is located in Yibin, China. The 1km-long central park covers 76,500sqm of land that includes public plazas, sports facilities, botanical gardens and performance space. The urban green spline connects the rail station and the nature by a series of walkways, cycle lanes and bridges, the visitors will be able to travel around the park and its surrounding plots freely without any barriers. All the plantations and functional elements intertwined with pedestrian systems, creating a multi-dimensional landscape that becomes the confluent point of all the urban living elements in the new city. Read more here.
Suining 1958 Cultural District
Located in Sichuan, the project covers over 75,000sqm. Integrating Suining traditional culture and collective memories with needs, art, culture, commercial and entertainment elements are injected into the historical building to create a modern public space. It is estimated to be completed in early 2021 to provide a new cultural destination to Suining. Read more here.
Architecture MasterPrize aims to recognise worldwide quality architectural designs and to increase the exposure of them within the industry. AMP covers architectural design, landscape architecture and interior design. It supports idea exchange and simulates innovative creation.
C Future Lab was opened in July 2020 in C Future City, Shenzhen, China. It is an entirely new concept of a gallery where it allows visitor to explore the future development of Shenzhen and it provides a new platform for designers, thinkers, artists to discuss how urban design will reshape our ways of living in the future.
As an experiential laboratory, it integrates Technology, Art and Nature through a series of innovative installations composed of digital art, 3D printing sculpture and green vegetation to create multi-dimensional experiences of senses to visitors. Through sight, hearing, touch and smell, visitors can experience the distinct design elements that shape the C Future City.
C Future Lab combines the work of a group of the most innovative designers from all corners of the world, including digital artists teamLab from Japan, landscape consultant Patrick Blanc from France, industrial designer Ross Lovegrove from the UK, and China’s exhibition specialist, Motse to create an inspiring journey for visitors to rethink the way they live.
As a platform to inspire innovative insights and to encourage discussion, the functions of art gallery, co-working space, garden, discussion forum and social gathering area are combined to adapt to the evolving functional needs of society. Different zonings are created with unique stories and they work as sequential spaces of anticipation, inspiration, exploration, information and discussion.
C Future Lab presents an opportunity for a unique experiential project designed to showcase Shenzhen’s C Future City – with the aim of creating a laboratory for new ideas to be tested, shared and discussed to define the path for the future construction of the ultimate city.
Read more here.
Professional images credit to Shixiang Wanhe Media
Establishment of QUAD Interiors and Announcement of Sean Leung as becoming official partner
Founded in 2017, QUAD Studio has designed a variety of projects with footprints across continents. Offices located in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the client base and project experience have been significantly developing as well as our reputation and the size of the team. Besides architecture and urban design, QUAD has allocated abundant resources to work on interiors, landscape and branding designs. Especially for interiors, the team interacts closely with architecture team and creates interconnected projects that satisfy and amaze clients. This year, it is proud for us to announce that QUAD has established QUAD Interiors and Sean Leung has become a new partner and will continue to lead the interiors team.
Fundamental Philosophy of QUAD Interiors
The fundamental philosophy of QUAD studio flows into the realm of Interior Design with a team focusing in place making and creating the right dogma befitting for the context wherever that may be. No two spaces are the same. No matter how you experience the space, whether by volume or by tactile objects, the way these elements come together changes your behaviour and the way you interact with the space.
Unlike Architecture, Interiors invades your personal space. Hence our designers have to be sensitive to manipulate this space so that it compliments the mood of that individual. QUAD believes that a person enters a space for a particular reason, whether it is to work, relax, distraction, or just plain self-enjoyment. As well as to understand the functions of each space, we need also understand that individual so that we can make a bespoke space for that individual.
Sean Leung officially becomes a new partner of QUAD Interiors
Sean Leung, who joined QUAD in 2019 as Design Director of Interiors, officially becomes our new partner of QUAD Interiors. Sean will oversee all the interiors projects and lead the interior team to further their success. Pursued to achieve unique designs and innovative presentation, Sean is dedicated to strengthen the team to deliver excellent designs and services to clients. Being observative and caring, Sean is a friendly leader who strongly believes in team efforts. He recognizes hard work and encourages transparent communication among teams in QUAD to work as One QUAD which is one of the core ideas that QUAD values the most – creative polymath.
In prior to joining QUAD, Sean was an Associate Director at Aedas Interiors with over 18 years of interior design experience. His comprehensive experience has cultivated his ability to design diversified projects for different sectors and to efficiently manage the team even under great pressure and tight deadlines. With a portfolio of designing hospitality, high-end restaurants and residential at Aedas, Sean has completed remarkable projects as in C Future Lab, Suining Q Hotel and One Point One One at QUAD over the year.
With Sean’s professional ability and charismatic personalities, QUAD believes that he will be capable of marketing the industry and leading QUAD Interiors to achieve the goals by creating more outstanding projects around the globe.
To know more about Sean Leung, please visit here.
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QUAD is delighted to be recognised by A’ Design Award and Competition 2020 by being awarded 3 awards. A’ Design Award and Competition is the most prestigious and influential international design awards. It receives thousands of entries every year and recognises the best designs worldwide with high standards. We are proud to be awarded as our teams have pursued excellence in delivering innovative designs and coordinating with constructors to ensure smooth construction of various projects.
Know more about our awarded projects:
Light Portal Future Rail City – Gold Award for Urban Planning and Urban Design
Megalopolis X Shenzhen Super Headquarter – Gold Award for Futuristic Design
Medieval Rethink Cultural Center – Silver Award for Architecture, Building and Structure Design
MAKE YOU OWN MASK BOX
With this Pandemic affecting all of us around the world, QUAD studio would like to take time to look at useful design products we can all use in this Coronavirus Pandemic.
Hence, we have the “MASK BOX” ……. The rationale behind the “MASK BOX” is quite simple. From time to time, and for whatever reason people need to take off their face mask during the day. This contraption allows the mask to be suspended away from any surface when not in use.
The following is a quick exercise on how to make the “MASK BOX” :
Download the following A3 template and print out on 165g A3 card paper
Note: Ordinary paper is 80g so this need to be at least twice as thick as normal paper.
How to use
The MASK BOX for you to try out yourself.
Anyway, whatever is going on around us and wherever you are, take care and be safe!
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