Interview with designer Raynon Chiu (RC), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Lotus Square Art Center Sales Center.

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Interview with Raynon Chiu at Thursday 17th of September 2015: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
RC : The construction is like the fish, and neighbours Macau colsely, cause it is located in a public used place, we don't want to destroy the enviroment. The earth-covered construction could look like part of the nature,

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
RC : Take advantage of nature resource and architecture as the decoration with less non-renewable resources

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
RC : The construction will be gifted for the government as the art center for adolescence

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
RC : 15 days

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
RC : The concept was generated by the paper and the outline of fish. Actually the local government push us a lot, because it's a public used place, we develop our concept on the enviroment-friendly base more as well less consumption.

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 is produced for Guangdong HAKKA

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
RC : The local government provide a special request, they want the construction to be seen fabulous from Macau, but be invisible in Zhuhai, so we just consider the earth-covered construction.

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 : The person who is interest in their properties

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
RC : The concept and the earth-covered construction

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
RC : The surroundings follows the lotus theme, because Zhuhai neighbors Macau, and lotus is the symble of Macau. Construction looks like a fish shape, and it means a Chinese old sayings the fish can swim among the lotus, which is lucky message

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 : The sustainablity

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 : We don't use too much complicated technology and take advantage of the Architecture itself as the decoration.

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 : Mainly the pressure from the government