Founded by Professor Li Brian Zhang, TeamMinus started as a design research laboratory in 2001. In 2005, TeamMinus became a full-fledge architecture office. Today, there are around 40 people working in the office. Throughout TeamMinus' works, there is an underlying inquiry for an alternative modernity in China. Witnessing the rapid, sometimes brutal Chinese urbanization, TeamMinus take a critical view on the received modernity in China. The separation of past and present, the pandemic of consumerism and iconography, and the positivism and technocracy in architecture making, are alienating Chinese buildings and cities.