gèn, which means something is permeate in chinese, all over the mountains and plains without an ending in the universe. such pure natural scenery with massive serenity is what the world initially was. inspired by that, we are trying to constantly feel and perceive this world with awe.
whether in urban or nature environment, genarchitects insists focusing on the genuineness of designing and constructing, and hopes that through discreetly dealing with location and functional requirements, we could offer a calm and sincere answer towards complicated and uncertain reality situations.
genarchitects was founded by Kong Rui and Fan Beilei in shanghai, their works and studies were published on several academic journals and significant website, such as t+a, urban environment design (ued),new architecture, interior designer, a+a, archdaily and gooood.
in 2014, the renovation proposal “stage in landscape” by genarchitects, won the first prize in shanghai reeb beer factory’s transformation international competition, which the pritzker architecture prize winner ryuenishizawa as jury president.
besides practice, the partners of genarchitects serve as visiting critics for the architecture department of tianjin university, shanghai jiaotong university and tongji university. they also serve as visiting professors at southeast university and tongji university. In the meanwhile, and they are invited to have lectures and academic activities at universitiesand cultural institutions, such astianjin university, nanjing university, huazhong university of science and technology, and xi’an university of architecture and technology.
Kong Rui received his b. arch. from xi‘an university of architecture and technology, and m. arch from graduate school of architecture, nanjing university. he worked at gmp architekten where he participated in different types of projects such as shanghai oriental sports center, hangzhou gda plaza and etc. among them, shanghai oriental sports center was received gold medal in ioc/iaks awards 2013, which is the most important international architectural awards for sports buildings. in 2013, Kong Rui found genarchitects with his partner Fan Beilei.
national first-class registered architect
Fan Beilei received her b. arch. from tongji university in shanghai, and a master degree of urban design from technische universität berlin.
after worked at ahmedabad hcp architecct office in india, she was a architect at atelier deshaus in shanghai, and then was a chief architect of w&r design group, during which she participated several projects like spiral gallery, shanghai jiading muesum and etc. among them, the spiral gallery was nominated for 2012WA architecture awards. in 2013, Fan Beilei found genarchitects with her partner Kong Rui.