Design Methods in Europe and Asia

Impressions from AEDES exhibition opening 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' by Studio Zhu-Pei and 'Augmenting the Invisible' by Jakob + MacFarlane, Paris at AEDES Architecture Forum, the long-term Zumtobel partner AEDES invited to a presentation by Zhu Pei and Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane, followed by an expert discussion.   

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

Impressions from the opening of the exhibition 'Mind Landscapes' with architect Zhu-Pei. © AEDES

The discussion introduced both architecture offices and their approach to design. Each of the offices base their design strategies on research in the urban context and topology as well as on traditional concepts to find a contemporary expression for their respective space- production. While both teams were partly educated in the US, the Chinese office Studio Zhu-Pei uses traditional tools like sketches, physical models and ink drawings in the context of a rich cultural history, the office of Jakob + MacFarlane uses high-end digital technology and computer augmented layers to create their projects and connect them to the site.

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The presentation of both approaches have been followed by an expert discussion on similarities and differences between the two design cultures in the context of architecture education and their respective social realm. © AEDES

The exhibition is opened until 18th of May, 2017. An AEDES catalogue will be published.

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei

More impressions of the exhibition of the architecture by Chinese Studio Zhu Pei. © Studio Zhu Pei