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.
FAN Beilei is the principal of genarchitects, First-class Registered Architect (PRC), RIBA Chartered Member, and Visiting Lecturer of Tongji University. Fan received a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tongji University and a Master of Urban Design from Technische Universität Berlin.
KONG Rui partner principal architect
Kong Rui is the principal of genarchitects, RIBA Chartered Member, on the Council of IVA-ASC. Kong received his Master of Architecture degree from Nanjing University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology.
XUE Zhe partner principal architect
XUE Zhe is the principal of genarchitects, RIBA Chartered Member. Xue received his Master of Architecture (MArch) degree from Peking University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology.
Based in Shanghai, 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 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season.
The principals of genarchitects now serve as visiting lecturers at the architecture department of Tongji University. They also served as guest critics at Southeast University, Tianjin University and China Academy of Art. Meanwhile, they are invited to give lectures at various universities and cultural institutions, such as Tongji University, Nanjing University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Power Station of Art Shanghai.