Daipu Architects, founded in 2010 by Dai Pu, is an innovation-oriented architecture firm which seeks for the combination of zeitgeist and humanism. The firm is based in Beijing and practices in a number of cities in China, ranging from North China (Beijing and Tianjin) to the south (Zhejiang, Anhui, Sichuan, Hubei, and Guizhou). In each project, the firm endeavors to review every assignment with unique perspective and angel, and redefine the relationship between people, space, and nature.
Daipu Architects practices in various spatial types, including art museum, nursing home, commercial space, office and villa renovation, and art exhibitions. One of them, a cultural project, Tree Art Museum, is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful art museums in China and also rated as one of the nine most well-designed places in Beijing by Timeout Magazine.
Daipu Architects has been invited to many important exhibitions and urban cultural events. Examples are “Towards A Critical Pragmatism: Contemporary Architecture in China” at Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2016; “Shanghai urban space art season” in Shanghai, China, 2015; “Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture” in Shenzhen, China, 2015; “10×100 – An Exhibition of 100 Architects” on the 10th Anniversary of UED, in China; “ZAO – Architecture of China” in Lyons, France, 2014; “40 Under 40″ Architect Award from Perspective Magazine, 2014; “West Bund, Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art” in Shanghai, China, 2013; “D21 Young Architect Award” (finalist) from Beijing Design Week, 2013. Apart from those, Daipu Architects‘ artwork “Super Beijing” is invited to “Humanistic Nature and Society — An Insight into Future”, and collected by Shanghai Himalayas Museum.
Daipu Architects has continuously worked closely with artists and engineers. This is because we recognize that in many of our projects, we benefit significantly from advice from professionals in fields such as linguistic esthetician and technical consulting. It is only through these collaborative efforts that we believe we will be able to increase understanding across disciplines.
Since the establishment of the firm, via continuous thinking, researching, exhibiting and practicing, the firm has developed a new set of working approaches and practicing strategies. From early stage plan to concept development, from skyscraper to tactility of a handle or a step, all these are included in our thinking system. It is a way for us to have our thoughts and ideas projected to reality; it also demonstrates our persistence to the perfection of projects.