Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, published by Thames & Hudson brings together the history and works of the world-famous Shanghai-based design office. Featuring 352 pages with rich photographs and stories, the book presents Neri&Hu’s projects in the fields of architecture and master planning as well as interior and product design, while at the same time backgrounding the office’s unique, multidisciplinary design philosophy.
Founded by Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu in Shanghai, Neri&Hu is Asia’s leading architecture and design studio. Since 2004, the practice has applied a global design language and sensibility to a broad range of localities in China and across Asia, and increasingly in Western countries. Their international outlook, seen in a critically acclaimed body of work that ranges from furniture design to urban planning, historic restoration projects to gleaming new buildings, has made Neri&Hu one of the most influential and watched architecture firms in the world.
This monograph captures the studio’s work at the height of their powers and with an increasingly diverse portfolio of projects. From the Aranya Art Centre in Hebei to the Suzhou Chapel to the Kimpton Da An Hotel in Taipei, the works presented here – chosen in close collaboration with the architects – reveal a design philosophy that is influenced by Asian traditions but alive to changing conditions, exhibiting an attention to detail that understands the universal importance of human experience in all built environments. Neri&Hu’s work offers unexpected and intriguing solutions to age-old challenges, refreshed with a 21st century mindset, providing a new design humanism against the shifting planes of global culture.