About us | 关于过半儿
Welcome to guò bàn ér – 过半儿! Fashion, design, life.
We create simple and practical solutions that are beautiful.
We focus passionately on the issues of renewal and making.
We are an award-winning design agency with expertise in architecture, interiors, and fashion. Founded by fashion designer Sun Min (Sammy) and architect Christian Taeubert, the name of their practice, refers to having reached a halfway point in their lives (guò bàn ér – 过半儿 = more than half). They describe their maxim for their creative work the following: “We create simple and practical solutions that are beautiful.” The name is their constant reminder that there is still a lot to explore if one is only ‘halfway’ done. It’s a testament to their curiosity, their readiness to explore and to deliver positive project outcomes in close cooperation with their clients.
Even though we are a small studio we strive to be industry leaders of best practice. That is why we are offering our employees a 4 day work week. We do not believe in 9/9/6.
由时装设计师孙敏和建筑师 Christian Taeubert 创立，他们的公司名称是指已经到了人生的中途点。他们将自己的创作格言描述为：“我们创造简单而实用美丽的解决方案。”这个名字不断提醒着他们，一个人一生只完成了一半，还有很多事情需要去探索。这证明了他们的好奇心，他们愿意探索，并与客户密切合作交付积极的项目成果。
At guò bàn ér – 过半儿 we are looking for Architects to join our Beijing Studio. We don’t really care about where you studied or worked, though we like to be surprised by a killer portfolio. We are a new studio where you will become part of a network of informal, personal connections and cross-over opportunities that positively inform our casual company culture. We focus passionately on the issues of renewal and making. You will be working on projects centered on revitalization and the transformation of existing buildings. Teaching will be part of our contribution to broadening your outlook.
▽Founding Partners Sun Min (right) and Christian Taeubert (left)
Projects | 项目
▽Mercedes Unimog Showroom, Beijing（点此查看更多）
▽ Flexible showcase space which easily transforms into a place for social gatherings
▽ Winner of 2021 Paris Design Award, 2021 Iconic Architecture award and Architizer A+ Awards Finalist
Selection of Ongoing Projects | 进行中的项目
▽Conversion of a storage building on the grounds of a former sugar factory
▽ The “Sugar Hall” project currently under constrcution
▽ The “Sugar Hall” is being converted into an event venue
▽ ‘Toilets with a view’ – mini infrastructure project with big impact
▽ Our studio in the heart of Sanlitun
Positions | 职位
You will work on the design, delivery, and execution of our projects. You will take part in site visits which are essential in delivering our claim “We create simple and practical solutions that are beautiful.”
O Architect 建筑师
–Bachelor degree or above majoring in architecture or interior design
–Two years of work experience
–Proficient in Auto Cad and Sketch Up (Rhino is a plus)
–Good knowledge of Adobe Suite
–Keen sense of aesthetics and solid design skills
–Robust communication skills
–Commitment to a shared outcome
–Dependability and esprit de corps
–Bilingual in Chinese and English
O Internship 实习生
-Enrolment in a degree program for architecture or interior design
-Proficient in Auto Cad and Sketch Up (Rhino is a plus)
-Keen sense of aesthetics and solid design skills
-Good knowledge of Adobe Suite
-Commitment to a shared outcome
-Dependability and esprit de corps
-Bilingual in Chinese and English
How to apply | 如何申请
If you are imaginative and like to get your hands dirty at site visits, add me on WeChat (WeChat ID: ChristianTaeubert). Or email your cover letter in English, CV, and work samples (PDF format less than 10MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send download links. Please state when you are available within the cover letter.
Contact | 联系方式
Beijing Research Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Jidian Xue Yuan, Building 39, Unit 512
Gongti Bei Lu 4, Beijing Chaoyang District
WeChat ID: ChristianTaeubert
WeChat Company Account: 过半儿