I spend my primary school time in the north. Every Wednesday, when our school canteen offer noodle soup for lunch, a special smell came to me, which for a kid from south, was unfamiliar，even disgusting. Time past by and I got to know the smell was from sesame oil boiled in the soup.For now, when I cook noodle soup,I'll occasionally add two drops of sesame oil. It's not because I love the smell, but enjoy the blurred atmosphere of some time in my childhood it aroused.
Thanks to the two drops of sesame oil, a bowl of noodle soup recalls impressive atmosphere. What about the atmosphere an incoming architecture could give? Site, client, architect are key elements. Architects start to create after interpreting site information and client's request. I always believe creation originates from thinking, and thinking is an inward and lonely process. To truly create is to unearth a true self, which must be individual. This individuality is the seed of atmosphere, and the two drops of sesame oil to the noodle soup.
Site information not only includes physical geography and human geography, but also laws and rules concerning construction; client's request and value are followed by budget and schedule. Architect's mission also includes predicting and dealing with problems and contradictions beside innovation. This ability gains from practice, based on responsibility.
The ability above is the request of society to architecture designers, while the two drops of sesame oil is our self-request.Architecture design is a lifelong occupation, won't be achieved in one move, but for every single movement, we shouldn't forget our self-request.
It is the initial intent of our office.