Interview with designer Raynon Chiu (RC), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Zen Resort & Spa Sales Center Sales & Exhibition.

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Interview with Raynon Chiu at Thursday 21st of April 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
RC : "Collaboration of inner and outer” leaves the design glamorous and attractive

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
RC : to make a spiritual establishment which reprerents traditional culture to the best by using the most fundamental elements like straight lines

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
RC : 20days

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
RC : I think it's full of Chinese element. This was design commissoned.

DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
RC : It's used by another company.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
RC : N/A

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
RC : People who want to buy houses there.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
RC : No extravagant decoration,but concise and delicate. Zen demonstrate the spirit of the whole buliding.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
RC : Sketch CAD

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
RC : Step into the sales&exhibition center by passing through a fixed waterscape entering the gate on the left of the frontal of the architecture.Settlement like this can better conform to grace and restraint and modesty of Siheyuan.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
RC : N/A

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
RC : Nothing special

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
RC : N/A

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
RC : The limited budget.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
RC : Because i want to get feedback from others and want to improve myself.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
RC : It was convinced that the expression and transmission of tradition and culture not only depends on symbolized signs,but also portrayal and insight of inner quality experienced by people.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
RC : N/A