11architecture is an architecture design office in Shenzhen established in 2015 by Ryo Fujimori and Jing Xie. Many Chinese cities including Shenzhen have experienced large-scale and high-speed urban development in the last few decades. The production mechanism with limited objectives directed the success of urbanization in a short period, but the resultant urban/architectural space in the cities was also simplified for efficient life activities. We believe in the potential of contemporary design methods, and emphasize the creation of diverse and meaningful urban/architectural space for ‘people’ who use it.
Fujimori Ryo (Founder / Design Director / Architect)
Ryo Fujimori, together with Xie Jing founded 11architecture in 2015. He is a registered architect, an urban designer, and a researcher on urban topics. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong (2016-2017). He obtained a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong researching on the topic of ‘high-density urban form in Hong Kong’. During the period in the University he involved in teaching design studios and a taught course of visual culture. Prior to the researcher position, he was an associate partner at MADA s.p.a.m. Architecture Design Office in Shanghai and a senior designer at INDEX Architecture Ltd. in Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2006 with the Master of Architecture degree, and from the Meiji University in 2002 with the Bachelor of Architecture degree. Throughout his career, he has remained committed to both design and research in all scales around our living environment. His interests in relation to design and research also include ‘Visual perception and architectural design’, ‘Mapping technique of urban built landscape’, and ‘Modern and contemporary Japanese architecture’.
Xie Jing (Founder / Executive Director / Architect)
Xie Jing is a founding partner of 11architecture. She is a registered architect and an urban designer having extensive working experience in several high profile architectural firms including Rocco Design Architects and Wang Weijen Architecture. She was an associate partner at Wang Weijen Architecture between 2010 and 2015, and took a lead in various projects including Shenzhen Campus development for Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also taught a course of ‘Chinese architecture and garden’ in the University of Hong Kong in the period. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 with the Master of Architecture degree, and from the Tongji University in 2005 with the Bachelor of Architecture degree. With the experience of working for Wang Weijen Architecture, she has strong expertise in design of educational facilities including swimming pavilion, library, student dormitory and so forth.