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Zhang Jian

As Art & Design Director of Warmth Design Studio, Zhang Jian explores on contemporary and regional designs that allows him to specialize in small and medium-sized architecture and interior design.

Zhang Jian | Warmth Design Studio Jinan | MUSE Awards

Interview with the 2019 MUSE Design Awards Winner - Zhang Jian

1Please give us a brief bio of yourself and your design background.

I majored in architecture, and after graduation, I worked in design institutes and decoration companies. Warmth Design Studio was set up in year 2014, where we first started to explore more on the combined designs of regionalism and contemporaneity, and performed a number of practices by the sea, the mountains and in the urban area.

2Tell us more about your business/company, job profile, and what you do.

We mainly specialized in small and medium-sized architecture and interior design.

3Congratulations! As the winner of the 2019 MUSE Awards, what does it mean to you and your company and team to receive this award distinction?

It is definitely a great honor to win. It is both a kind of motivation and opportunities for the people especially like us, working in the ordinary inland cities.

4Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the 2019 MUSE Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?

Hidden House is a house built by the mountains. The focus of the design is combines perfectly with the natural scenery, which also reflects the traditional Chinese views of nature.

5What was the biggest challenge with this project?

The contradiction of the northern China's cold weather and the requirement of openness in the architecture.

6How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?

It brings more business opportunities and makes more living space for the non-mainstream designers in the fierce market competition.

7What are your top three (3) favorite things about our industry?

Communication with different people, meditation, and travel.

8What makes your country specifically, unique in the creative industry?

Given the thousands of years' worth of history and the cultural background of multi-ethnic integration, China has the unique advantages in the field of shapes and appearances.

9Where do you see the evolution of creative industry going over the next 5-10 years?

Internet-related ideas and designs would be the mainstream.

10If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring MUSE Award submitter, what advice would you give them?

To find a unique systematic method and design concept of your own as the source of innovation.

Winning Entries

Hidden House | 2019

Hidden House | Warmth Design Studio Jinan | MUSE Awards
Built by the mountains, secluded within the mountains. This project blends regional style with modern techniques; the designer values the connection...
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Warmth Design Studio Jinan

Warmth Design Studio is a small design studio focusing on architecture, interior design and the relationship with environment.