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In propositional logic, NOR introduces the double negative statement. “-x-=+” becomes a key process that we appropriate in the production of architecture. In an increasingly global and digitalized world, the identity of architecture is constantly put into crisis and architects frequently attempt to correct its course by making radicalized manifestoes. Our instincts deviate from such a path and try to find another way of navigation across cultures, geographies, and cities. NOR is thought as a middle ground: neither good nor bad, neither governed nor autonomous, neither here nor there. It moderates various contradictions in motion, maximizing each factor's potential by creating a field where none is reducible.
STUDIO NOR is an architectural practice founded in Beijing and Shanghai by Boyuan Jiang and Yuchen Guo. NOR works at multiple scales and fields, from building and landscape to interior and art installation. NOR sees design as a balancing act between body and object, form and space, concept and making, comfort and sensation.
全球化、信息化的世界混乱纷杂,正迫使建筑学再次尝试以各种激进的宣言自我修正。我们直觉地避开这种方法,转而探索一条貌似更为庸和的路径:以「否」定「界」,暧昧地游走在文化、大地与城池的缝隙间。「不,也」可以被理解为一条自然而然的「中道」:既不如此,也不如彼、既不在此,也不在彼、既不受缚,也不自由、既不好,也不坏。它运动地调和着诸多矛盾、因势立体,令它们在互为拱扶的场中相与衡持、强化各自潜力。
「不也设计工作室」是一间涉足建筑、景观、室内、装置等不同领域和尺度工作的设计事务所,由姜伯源、郭宇辰在北京及上海创立。我们相信精准平衡人与物、思考与实践、形式与空间、身体与意识等微妙关系的力量,并将设计视作因应每个项目独特潜力去实现这一平衡的探索。
BOYUAN JIANG | Partner
Boyuan received his Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University after he graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Architecture) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He co-founded Studio NOR in Beijing and Shanghai. Boyuan grew up in Beijing.
姜伯源 | 合伙人
姜伯源为纽约哥伦比亚大学建筑学硕士、香港中文大学社会科学(建筑学)学士。身为北京人的伯源是北京及上海不也工作室的创始合伙人。
YUCHEN GUO | Partner
Guo graduated with a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Engineering at Hong Kong University. Guo co-founded Studio YUDA in Nashville and Studio NOR in Shanghai. Guo grew up in Guangzhou.
郭宇辰 | 合伙人
郭宇辰为纽约哥伦比亚大学建筑学硕士、香港大学土木工程学学士。身为广州人的老郭同时是上海不也工作室及纳什维尔宇岛工作室的创始合伙人。