赵扬,1980年出生于重庆市。2005年获清华大学建筑学硕士学位。2007年在北京创立赵扬建筑工作室。2010年获WA中国建筑奖优胜奖。同年,赵扬赴哈佛大学设计研究生院学习,并于2012年获哈佛大学建筑学硕士学位,并获选哈佛大学优秀毕业生。归国后,赵扬将工作室迁往云南大理,探索建筑实践在转型期的中国城镇和乡村的可能性,并在以“双子客栈”、“喜洲竹庵”为代表的一系列精品酒店、定制住宅和城市公共空间的设计中,探索建筑学对场所特质和生活方式的回归。2012年,赵扬获选“劳力士艺术导师计划”,在普利茨克奖得主,日本著名建筑师妹岛和氏的指导下,完成日本气仙沼市“共有之家”建筑项目。

“赵扬的建筑作品,现代而且抽象,一种对当下的洞见,而不是对过去形式的模仿。但是潜藏于作品深处的,又是一种古老的观念——场所精神中的秩序观——每一个特定场所中事物的秩序赋予建筑以形式、运动和节奏。赵扬竭力在每个场所中寻找一种“存在的理由”,并将此呈现为当下的形态。这是一种充满勇气和远见的尝试,一种理智而又感性的回应这个飞速变化的中国情景的方式。 ”[1]

赵扬应邀在清华大学,同济大学,香港中文大学,日本东北大学,马来西亚建筑师学会,杰弗里·巴瓦基金会举办学术讲座。赵扬建筑工作室于2014年受邀参加威尼斯建筑双年展“应变·中国的建筑和变化”平行展;2015年10月受邀参加东京“间”画廊“来自亚洲的日常”展。赵扬建筑工作室的作品和访谈也曾广泛发表于国内外著名期刊。

[1]引自Erwin Viray 在《亚洲日常:演变的世界的可能性》(TOTO出版,2015)里关于赵扬建筑工作室的导言。Erwin Viray是TOTO間画廊策展委员之一,也是京都工艺纤维大学工艺科学研究科建築造形学部門教授。

 

Yang ZHAO was born in Chongqing, China. After studying at Tsinghua University, he established his own practice, Zhaoyang Studio, in 2007. For the first three years, the studio worked closely with Standardarchitecture, a leading new-generation design firm, in Beijing. ZHAO was awarded the 2010 WA Chinese Architecture Award from Beijing-based World Architecture magazine. In the same year, ZHAO attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he received a Master’s degree in architecture with distinction. After graduation, Zhaoyang architects moved to Dali, Yunnan Province. From a series of experimental projects such as “Shuangzi Resort” and “Zhu’an Residence”, the practice tries to explore architectural solutions to the emerging Chinese urban and rural conditions. And relate architecture to a tangible social, cultural and natural background, a tradition that’s long forgotten by the contemporary design and building industry in China. 

“The architectural works of Yang ZHAO, look modern and abstract, a vision of now, rather than an imitation of past forms, but deep beneath there is an underlying idea that is from the past, the idea of the order in the genus loci, the order of things in a place that give it form, movement, and rhythm. Yang ZHAO strives to knowing the raison d’etre in a place, and then expressing them as they are in the new form of now. The act is courageous and visionary, in sensitively and sensibly responding to the particular conditions of approaching making architecture in a fast changing China.”[1]

In 2012, Zhao was selected as the inaugural architectural protégé of the acclaimed Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Under the direction of his mentor Kazuyo Sejima, Zhao designed Home-for-All in Kesennuma to help victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Zhao’s design works and interviews have been widely published. He is also invited to speak in Tshinghua University, Tongji University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tohoku University and Geoffrey Bawa memorial lecture, among other places. In 2015, Zhaoyang architects participated in the exhibition “From the Asian Everyday” at Toto gallery Ma in Tokyo.

[1] Erwin Viray, Introductory Essay, The Asian Everyday : Possibilities in the Shifting World, TOTO Publishing, 2015. Erwin Viray is a committee member of TOTO GALLERY・MA and professor of the Department of Design and Architecture in the Kyoto Institute of Technology School of Science and Technology.