Raynon Chiu-Lotus Square Art Center Sales Center

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Interview with Raynon Chiu : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Raynon Chiu : 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, .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Raynon Chiu : Take advantage of nature resource and architecture as the decoration with less non-renewable resources .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Raynon Chiu : The construction will be gifted for the government as the art center for adolescence .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Raynon Chiu : 15 days .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Raynon Chiu : 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. .Frank Scott: 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?. Raynon Chiu : It is produced for Guangdong HAKKA .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Raynon Chiu : 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. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Raynon Chiu : N/A .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Raynon Chiu : The person who is interest in their properties .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Raynon Chiu : The concept and the earth-covered construction .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Raynon Chiu : 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 .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Raynon Chiu : Sketch CAD .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Raynon Chiu : The sustainablity .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Raynon Chiu : N/A .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Raynon Chiu : We don't use too much complicated technology and take advantage of the Architecture itself as the decoration. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Raynon Chiu : N/A .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Raynon Chiu : Mainly the pressure from the government .

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