and requires further work. What is interesting here is the method used to integrate global trends with local culture. The methods used to get useful information from users, and how to combine them.
In Asia the concept of intimacy is completely different from the western culture.
Living spaces are going to be more and more shared.
China is building the biggest cities the world has ever seen.
Dream bathroom ? Light, Clean, Bright.
We conducted field observation, qualitative interviews for more than 30 Shanghaiese, with a broad variety of backgrounds.
To render this project possible, we identified the switchable glass technology as the ideal tool.
The wooden lattices are a traditional element of Chinese architecture, it allows one to see outside without being seen.
By living in Shanghai, we observed that almost all the balconies were closed, but were mainly used as broom cupboards.