Fifth Edition 2015-2016
Hua Li – TAO, Trace Architecture Office
Hua Li (1972) received his B. Arch. and M. Arch. from Tsinghua and Yale University. Having practiced in New York, he founded TAO (Trace Architecture Office) in 2009. Hua Li and TAO have won several architectural awards, including the Architectural Record Design Vanguard 2012. Their works have been exhibited and published widely. Hua Li teaches design at Tsinghua as a visiting professor and has given lectures in many universities. Being critical at contemporary architecture as an obsession with fashionable forms in media-driven globalised consumerism, Hua Li visions architecture as an evolving organism, being an inseparable whole with its environment, rather than just a formal object.
Germany / Austria
Hua Li - TAO, Trace Architecture Office