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Ruiting Zhang

Ruiting Zhang

Stuttgart, DE

 

About 

I am a graduate student with a Masters in Architecture from Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Currently residing in Germany.

I have studied in the UK, China, and Denmark, owing to this multi-cultural background, I was constantly influenced by different arts, and people. This bred my interest and focus on different people and their diverse needs, and hence my journey from architecture to art and design; I worked with different disciplines and in different scales, ranging from architecture to furniture to urban landscape installations.

During my studies I have been aware of the value of investigating the way people sense and relate with space, in order to bring comfort and influence not only for the physical body of the audience, but also for their spiritual needs. I had the desire to evoke a meaningful spatial experience for the user; to craft spaces with sensitivity towards culture and nature, and bring comfortable environments for people’s homes and workplaces.

Having travelled and lived in different places – I don’t plan to stop here. Both art and design is just like exploring, there is always something new to discover. Participation in several international projects and a different range of volunteering projects has allowed me to exchange ideas with people from different backgrounds and disciplines, I enjoy communication and co-operative work, and making presentations which convey the importance of cultural diversity and breadth of vision.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Atelier Brueckner, Stuttgart, DE, Architect

Worked on various international projects content design and presentation of spatial narratives; storyboard writing; detail drawing; project and event organization; international client and guest correspondence; official verbal and written translations;

Oct 2013 - current
 

Gensler, Beijing, CN, Intern

Took part in Pan Chang Gang design competition (Chengdu) and Beijing Vantone project; translator for documents & meetings.

Nov 2010 - Feb 2011
 

Freeland Rees Roberts, Cambridge, GB, Intern

Short Term intern, designed bay window and participated in field work

Jan 2008 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, Masters, Industrial Design in Architectural Context

Whilst studying furniture design, I worked with different kinds of wood and expressed its materiality with shape, form, and construction method. This bred my interest in multidisciplinary working methods. Hence my journey from architecture to art and design; working with different disciplines and scales ranging from furniture to textiles to urban landscape installations. I also exchanged into Textile Department in Danish Design School, experimenting with merging different forms of art and design.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
 

Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, CN, BArch, Architecture

During my studies a major awareness of mine is investigating the way the human body “senses” and relates with space; I had the desire to provide a meaningful spatial experience for the user and engaged in related projects. These projects fostered me a deeper understanding of spatial elements and its connection with psychology and movement.

Studies: Research essay on the Temple of Heaven - investigations on the religious cultural content of Chinese architecture.

Translator for public lectures on Post-war Architecture by Prof. Thilo Hilpert (Wiesbaden University)

Research essays on topic of ‘Space and Human Activity’ - analysis of how space and the psychology behind social behaviours affect each other.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
 

Awards 

SRTP (Student Research Training Project), Award

Awarded by Southwest Jiaotong University, Research title: “ARTitecture”, discussion on blending the boundaries of Architecture and Art.

2009
 

Autodesk Revit <Du Jiang Yan Earthquake Memorial> national design competition for university students., Award

2009
 

CCTV cup National English Speech Cont, 2nd Place

Second Place of China in CCTV cup National English Speech Contest for University Students
Debate topic: “Hutong” residential houses as the cultural symbol of Beijing.

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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