张大为/王旎

Zhang dawei/Wangni

 

创始人张大为和王旎早年期移居澳洲,在海外接受了完整的建筑学教育,并在全球多个国家参与实践了建筑和室内设计。两位创始人致力于国际化背景下对传统文化的传承和创新,试图打破和消解东西方文化二元对立的隔阂,“左通右达”的名字灵感源于《千字文》中“右通广内,左达承明“,旨在探索中国建筑的当代精神以及传统在当代生活方式中的回归。

国际著名建筑史学家和评论家David Leatherbarrow先生与冯仕达先生也曾对工作室作品有如下的解读:“在王旎和张大为设计的作品中, 我们发现了一些特别的效果(effect),关于建筑构件的‘厚和薄‘有两种做法。 (sizing of thick things and sizing of the thinsheets) 一种是通过厚重构件和薄板构件之间的调整,把’人‘和‘人的行动’作为厚与薄设计的中间厚度。利用不同颜色和材料消减建筑构件的体量感,并且转化成二维平面的阅读可能。”[1]
[1]引自“材料和效果四则” — 一个对话的总结,香港中文大学冯仕达先生和宾夕法尼亚大学David Leatherbarrow先生的有关于王旎张大为作品的对谈,发表于《新建筑》2016年第2期(总第165期)。

The Founders Wang Ni and Zhang Daweireceived comprehensive architectural education after movingto Australia in their early yearsandpracticed on architecture and interior design in many different countries.The two founders are dedicated to the inheritance and innovation of traditional culture under the background of internationalization to dispel the gap between Eastern and Western cultures.The Chinese name of the office came from the verse “Right leads to the liberty, left, and scholar’s dormitory” in Thousand-Character Classic, which advocates for the aspiration of exploring the contemporary spirit of China’s architecture and the return of tradition in contemporary lifestyle.

Internationally renowned architecture historian and critic David Leatherbarrow and Mr. Stanislaus Fungused to comment on the office’s practices: In the works of Wang Ni and Zhang Dawei, we have found some special effects, andthe two ways of sizing the thickness and thinness of architectural components:one is to adjust the thick and thin components to take man and man’s action as an intermediate thicknesswhen designing between the thick and the thin; the other is to digest the volume of the architectural components or to turn them into comprehensible two-dimensions with different colors and materials.[1]
[1]Quoted from Four Remarks on Materiality and Effect: A Conversation in Summary, a conversation between Stanislaus Fung, Associate Professor and Director of the MPhil-PhD program in the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong,and David Leatherbarrow, Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia, published on New Architecture magazine Vol.2, 2016