The Architect's Studio Wang Shu – Amateur Architecture Studio
Exhibition, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark.
Today’s pace-setting architecture is concerned with sustainability and social challenges such as climate change and overpopulation, urbanisation and cultural heritage. This exhibition series intends to shed light on how intention, expression, and method come together for each individual architect.
Starting in Hangzhou, China, where Wang Shu and his wife Lu Wenyu established the Amateur Architecture Studio almost 20 years ago, this first presentation reveals how the pair’s work is rooted in the anonymous rural architecture and the available materials such as bamboo, local brick, and rammed-earth walls. At the same time, classic Chinese virtues like calligraphy, garden architecture, and landscape painting play a crucial role in the studio’s philosophy.