(北京)中间建筑studio O – Architect / Interior Designer

 

About

studio O is an ar(t)chitecture atelier, with studios in Beijing & Berlin. The Beijing studio is a 220 square meters space in Cao Chang Di art district. The Berlin studio is a 140 square meters space in the East side of Berlin.

△ studio O space in Cao Chang Di (main working & exhibition space)

 

‘Credo’

Based in the core of one of the most emblematic Chinese contemporary art scene, initiated by influential artist Ai Wei Wei. studio O explores a wide spectrum of creative fields such as: architecture, art, urban design, media, graphic and product design.

We are constantly experimenting new paths, where the approach in every work is the unique result of specific inputs, viewed from different angles: cultural, material, with particular attention on preserving and emphasizing the existing beauty, which constitutes the essential aspect in every intervention. Once identified, we embrace these realities and transform them into customized, tailored, and unique results, expressed through a contemporary artisanal approach, in all creative fields. We are in constant exploration for new methods of work / presentation, that go through: graphic expressions (art collages, ‘2.5D’), physical models in all scales and materials, and constantly collaborate with artists from different fields on our commissioned projects and vice versa.

△ Gaobeidian Industrial hangars (pre studio O’s intervention, ‘the beauty of the structures’)

 

Methodology

We are in constant exploration for new methods of work/presentation that go through graphic expressions (art collages, ‘2.5D’), physical models in all scales & materials, to stop-motion videos, we constantly collaborate with artists from different fields on our projects & viceversa.

 

Past

Past projects range from an acupunctural intervention in the hutong area of Beijing, with a high-end boutique hotel, to three pavilions (Russia, CzechRepublic & Belarus), for the Milan World Expo.

△ studio O space in Cao Chang Di (main working & exhibition space, axo & finished space)

From a private art gallery in Songzhuang art district in Beijing, from an investigation of materiality & innovative processes with the result expressed by creating exclusive art pieces in porcelain exhibited in Dashilar area for the Beijing Design Week.

△ studio O space in Cao Chang Di (main working & exhibition space)

△ studio O‘re-traced memories’
(left: blue silicone for the collection of the memories/right: collected memory‘transferred’ to a plaster mold)

△ studio O‘re-traced memories’ exhibition in for Beijing Desig Week in Dashilar
(image above of 5 porcelain art pieces, 333.33 mm diameter & 3 mm thickness)

To the assignement of renovate a dismissed industrial area of 40,000 square meters in Gaobeidian area situated ten minutes from the CBD of Beijing, & transformation of these hangars into an art/high-tech hub with an equilibrate mixture between industrial preservations together with contemporary art & architectural interventions.

△ studio O Gaobeidian art/high-tech hub
(left: 40,000 square meters masterplan axo / right: detail of an art gallery in perforate aluminum panels)

△ studio O Gaobeidian art/high-tech hub (physical model in lead, scale 1:200, made‘in-house’)

△ studio O Gaobeidian art/high-tech hub (drawings: plans, unfolded elevation, axos)

△ studio O Gaobeidian art/high-tech hub

 

We realized various studios for artists, including the trasformation of a previously green house into a living/exhibiting space in Cao Chang Di.

Started to intervene abroad with a fashion boutique for men’s wear in Paris, France. We are curating an art/architecture exhibition oscillating between antique Chinese furnitures from different dynasties & their influences/similarities to studio O’s contemporary results.

Participated on various intervention for the Beijing Design Week in the hutong area, an art installation of 400 linear meter in a shopping mall.

△ studio O Indigo Mall Installation ‘Symphonie of Blues
(left: first sketch model, scale 1:200 / center: physical model, scale 1:20 /right: drawing: plan with the layout of various areas for designer’s exhibition)

△ studio O Indigo Mall Installation ‘Symphonie of Blues (left: interior main space / right: entrance area)

△ studio O Baitasi hutong intervention for Beijing Design Week
(first from left: axo main intervention to replace the existing wall with a full height window / second from left: exhibition space organized with studio O’s models / third from left: front logo signage installation, white contour mark for the future opening / right: interior exhibition space, opening event with dj & refreshments)

 

Present & Future

Recently we completed the construction of a 15,000 square meters of private offices in Beijing, Three shadows photography art centre renovation, a 20 square meters coffee shop in Nali Patio, Sanlitun and an art fair installation for the Goethe Institut in 798, and recently completed a headquarters of a green energy service company in Monteriggioni (Siena Province) in Italy.

Under construction we have a pavilion of 100 squre meters in the Hutongs.

△ studio O Monteriggioni (Siena), Italy under construction (left: existing main building from the 13th century)
studio O Three Shadows Photography Art Center renovation (center: tatami room with frameless window seen from the outside)
studio O Barista Speciality(right: view of the interior of the coffee shop in Nali Patio, Sanlitun, Beijing)

△ studio O Ulaanbaatar (left) / studio O Saint Petersbourg (center) / studio O Anhui (right)

We recently started the construction of a 1,450 square meters boutique hotel in Anhui, and about to complete a 2,500 square meters of a private villa in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Up-coming comissioned works include a masterplan design for a private client in Saint Petersbourg (Russia), that include an exclusive private residence of 5,000 sqm. Working on a resort masterplan and preservation of traditional architecture combined with new archtiecture in the south of China.

Future projects include a first private collection exhibition in the Forbidden City, a natural resort in Hainan and preparing an exhibition for the Beijing Design Week 2018.

△ studio O Damei Tianshen Headquarters, Beijing, China (left: detail of the 15th floor executive reception area)
studio O Forbidden City Exhibition, Beijing, China (center: area for the exhibition design)
studio O TongDao, China (right: masterplan layout)

△ studio O Tantan Headquarters, Guanghualu Soho (left: concept model, scale 1:100 of a meeting room)
studio O Huang Rui Museum, Huantie, Beijing, China (center: sketches for a proposal of Huang Rui’s Museum)
studio O Private Residence, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (right: collage of the master bathroom of a 2,500 square meter Private Residence)

 

Positions

O Architect (5-years experience)

1. English, Chinese (German is a plus);
2. Strong in Construction Detailing;
3. Construction Design, site supervision & clients direct contact;
4. Proficiency in 3d-modelling software (preferably Rhinoceros);
5. Proficiency in CAD & Adobe programs;
6. Experience design phases [Detailed Design (DD) & Construction Drawings (CDR)];
7. Physical model making is a plus.

O Interior Designer (3-years experience)

1. English, Chinese (German is a plus);
2. Strong graphic & design skills, interest & knowledge in construction details;
3. Proficiency in 3D-modelling software (preferably Rhinoceros);
4. Proficiency in CAD & Adobe programs;
5. Experience design phases [Detailed Design (DD) & Construction Drawings (CDR)];
6. Experience with construction companies & material providers (showrooms, etc.);
7. Experience on construction sites (site supervision & coordination).

O Architect

1. English, Chinese (German is a plus);
2. Strong graphic skills;
3. Basic CAD required;
4. Basic in 3d-modelling software (preferably Rhinoceros);
5. Knowledge of V-Ray &/or 3Dmax is a plus;
6. Minimum commitment: 3 months (preferably 6 months);
7. Precision in physical model making.

 

Application

If you are interested, please send your cv, portfolio & motivation letter (pdf of max 10mb) to info@studioo.cc indicating clearly the position that you are applying for.

websites:
www.studioo.cn
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