gèn, in chinese means something permeates, 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.
genarchitects was founded by Kong Rui and Fan Beilei in shanghai 2013. 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’ works and researches were published on several academic journals and significant new media, such as architectural journal, world architecture, t+a, new architecture, urban environment design (ued), interior designer, archdaily and gooood. recent project ‘baggy tree house on mountain qiyunshan was invited to participate the exhibition ‘towards a critical pragmatism: contemporary architecture in china’ in harvard university. and this project also have been shortlisted in the 2016 waaca house awarding.
the partners of genarchitects serve as visiting lecturers for the architecture department of tongji university. they also served as visiting lecturers and critics at southeast university, Tianjin university, shanghai jiaotong university. In the 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 PSA shanghai.
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.