Qiong WU

Qiong WU

Los Angeles, CA, US



TENSION is a statue describing the narrow relationship between two objects. Unlike coherent,TENSION is a spur means differences and changes. It brings actions and activities within the space between the two objects, and gives the tendency to form a steadier stage. In the designs in architecture, TENSION provides a site or a room with plots, as Fernando Távora pointed that buildings are to contain people's stories, which involve emotions in. So a building tells a story about emotion, with TENSION in it.

Tension can be built and restricted by well organized architectural elements. In Christian Kerez and Jurg Conzett's works structural perceptional tension brings new perception of place for events and stories inside, while in Alvaro Siza's projects walls and openings and the relations between them organize perceivable places for stories. 

Concise geometric diagrams were used by modern architects, which represents highly abstracted phenomena and chaotic context, and in this way tension was intensified. Contemporary architects realized the pluralistic composition of this world, and new technologies are to used in analysis surroundings, to get abstracted diagrams and to generate new building forms. However the organization of stories deviates from the construction and constitution of a building and conjectures are filled within the process. Stimulation of parameters by a computer can never overtake the sensitivity inside an architect. Conception is a strong sense of existence in a context, and inside the conception, body, scale, material and construction are to be reviewed. 

I am not  pursuing edge-ending techniques for architecture, but reasonable typological form  associated with behavior of people .  It's where architecture begins, and where it ends.



GA Design Architecture and Planning, Torrance, CA, US, Consaltant

Feb 2014 - current

Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Intern

Jun 2011 - Oct 2011

Architectural Design Institute of Zhongyuan Oil Field, Puyang, CN, Intern

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Carpenter Team, Puyang, CN, Apprentice

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, post-professional program

Los Angeles Theories
Paramatric and Computation
Directed Design Research

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013

Southeast University, Nanjing, CN, BArch, 5-year program

Histories and Theories of Architecture
Tectonics and Constructions
Functions, Space, and Structure and Theories of Them
Studio Projects range from Furniture to Urban Design, and Building Projects from 1400 sf up to 300000 sf

Aug 2007 - Jun 2012


School of Architecture Scholarship, Scholarship


Cannon Design Endowed Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization 


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