West-line Studio is based in Guizhou Province and exclusively works in South-West China, an area populated by many of the country’s ethnic minorities. The practice researches and works with local vernacular architecture and subcultures’ diversity. Founded more than 15 years ago by Haobo Wei and Jingsong Xie, it also focuses on the study of traditional construction techniques and materials, in order to preserve and translate them in their projects.
ODA is an office of architecture based in New York. Since its inception in 2007, ODA has established a reputation for delivering imaginative and mold-breaking designs. Seeking to reorder architectural priorities by putting people first, ODA challenges conventional perspectives of dwelling that will, over time, influence life in our cities. The firm has gained extensive experience designing and building in New York and currently has more than 40 projects in New York City and throughout the U.S.
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