Interview with designer Chienya Sun (CS), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Hongmei 21 Residential, Architecture, Ransformation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Interview with Chienya Sun at Saturday 27th of February 2016: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
CS : Living in the Shanghai for densely populated,want to find the modern minimalist style of private house with a garden is very difficult,by reforming the old house.Then to give old house new vitality of modern minimalist,at the same time maximize the outdoor garden landscape and sunlight into the indoor,to achieve indoor and outdoor no boundaries of visual effect,set up and fully enjoy the sunshine and the interaction of nature.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
CS : To give old house new vitality of modern minimalist.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
CS : At the beginning of the design,we have identified minimalist design style for Pure-White,but did not determine the specific modelling.We put the unfavorable of the modern minimalist style of development condition transformation into our design elements.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
CS : Living in the Shanghai for densely populated,want to find the modern minimalist style of private house with a garden is very difficult.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
CS : This is a renovation project for an old house,the overall design includes:architectural structure and façade,garden landscape,then extends to the interior design.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
CS : “The sustainability of the design”,transformation of the old house,

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
CS : As the old house itself has the space structure and building structure is unreasonable, these unreasonable is a great challenge of designer,such as:the fragile structure(brick concrete structure),exposed pipe (storm sewer and pipe wells),indoor function division is unreasonable,the distance between sitting room beams is too narrow,the window is too small and daylighting is very poor,store content function limit, and need to add an elevator(convenient to the old man up and down the stairs),and so on,these ensuing problems are challenges for the designer.