Xi Zhang: What is good architecture…?
What is good architecture and why the world does not need more star architects.
For star architects, all too frequently it is all about expressing their creativity and “genius” in their architecture. But truly great architecture is selfless. It is not self-serving but about making designs that are in harmony with human nature and respect the integrity, context and tradition of each context.
Zhang Xi, Chinese architect, studied in ETH Zurich and went back to China and co-founded EXH Design Shanghai in 2006. In 2016 the company expended back to Switzerland. Now she works and lives between Zurich and Shanghai, switching locations every month. In 2016 their book ”Swiss quality Chinese Speed” – a monograph edited by Eduard Koegel is published by Jovis Verlag. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.