Department of Architecture lecture series: Li Zhang

Events

Speaker

Li Zhang, Atelier TeamMinus / Tsinghua University, Beijing

Topic

'Playfulness'

Zhang Li (a.k.a. Li Brian Zhang / Brian Chang) is a Professor of Architecture / Chair of the Architecture Department in the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, and leads the design practice Atelier TeamMinus in Beijing. He is currently a board member of the Architectural Society of China and the Editor-in-Chief of the leading Chinese magazine World Architecture.

Zhang Li’s research focuses on pre-industrial oriental philosophy and its contemporary reinterpretation. Besides his teaching in China, he has been the Professor of Practice (2012) in Syracuse University and the Visiting Critic (2010) in National University of Singapore. He has also taught joint-studio projects in a number of institutions, including: GSD, Harvard; Barcelona School of Architecture, UPC; Berlage Institute; Polytechnic University of Turin.

In recent years, Zhang Li and TeamMinus have completed a variety of buildings and urban renewal projects in China, and have been published internationally. Some of the buildings and projects are: Janamani Visitor Centre (2013), Ningbo Hefeng Industrial Design Complex (2012), Provincial Pavilion and Roof Park of China Pavilion in Shanghai Expo (2010), National Flower Show and Logistics Complex (2009), Jinchang Culture Centre (2007) .