Yitingting Cottage


The expanse of mountains and fields, ever continuous in the universe.
Like the beginnings of the world, subtle yet sublime.

genarchitects was founded in 2013, under the leadership of three principals, Fan Beilei, Kong Rui and Xue Zhe, genarchitects engages in comprehensive urban and architectural design work. Whether in urban or natural environment, genarchitects insists focusing on the genuineness of designing and constructing, and hopes that through discreetly dealing with site and functional requirements, we could offer a calm and sincere answer towards the complicated and uncertain reality.

genarchitects’ work and study have been published on academic journals, such as Architectural Journal, T+A, World Architecture, as well as in books released by Thames & Hudson Press, Birkhäuser, and Images Publishing. Their work also has been honored and exhibited widely, including WA Achievement Award, Venice Architecture Biennale, Inaugural Sino-Europe Invitational Architectural Exhibition, Contemporary Chinese Architecture Exhibition at Harvard GSD, and China Design Exhibition.

The principals of genarchitects now serve as visiting lecturers for the architecture department of Tongji University. They also served as visiting lecturers and critics at Southeast University, Tianjin University, China Academy of Art. Meanwhile, they are invited to have lectures and academic activities at universities and cultural institutions, such as Nanjing University, University of Hong Kong Shanghai Study Center, TEDx, and Power Station of Art Shanghai.

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