Firm introduction Founded in 2009, Praxis d'Architecture is actively engaged in a broad range of projects of various scales, from museums, offices, artist studios, exhibition spaces to installation, furniture, etc. Our design adopts an ingenious and harmonious approach to integrate architecture and its surroundings based on our understandings of the site’s cultural and physical context.
We strive to create extraordinary spatial experiences by using economic, eco-friendly and local materials and available means of construction. Regardless of project scale, we seek to fully realize architecture’s practical values while fulfilling it with spirit, and to create clean details.
Praxis d'Architecture’s work has been published by Dezeen, Arch-Daily, Frame, DETAIL, Bei Yang Jiang Xin,gooood, UED,Concept, etc., and received numbers of awards. Di Shaohua is the founding principal in Praxis d'Architecture.
She graduated from Tianjin University with a B.Arch and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a professional degree of M.Arch and a post professional degree of S.March.S in Urbanism. In 2003, she received Frances Ward Chandler Prize from MIT.
She has been studio critic for architecture department in China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and 2016. Before establishing her own practice, she worked for Perkins+Will and Qian Men 23 renovation project in Beijing. In 2019 she was selected by the Austin William’s book “New Chinese Architecture - Twenty Women Building the Future” published by Thames & Hudson London.
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