MONOARCHI is a creative architecture atelier, based on Rotterdam and Shanghai. All the founders have studied and worked overseas for many years, which enables them to own international vision and keen sense of design. MONOARCHI focuses on public projects and urban design, holding to the ideal of embracing succinct logic and varied space experience. Achieving the rich possibilities of life through design is the philosophy of MONOARCHI.
Xiaochao SONG, Co-Founder
Master of Architecture, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Bachelor of Engineer, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University.Mr. Song has a rich experience at national architecture institutes and foreign offices. He was awarded the Third Prize at the 4th Shanghai International Young Architects Exhibition, Honorable Mentions at the 1st and 2nd Beijing Solar Building Design Competitions. In 2008, Mr. Song went to study in the Netherlands. After finishing the master program, he worked at MVRDV and FABRICations, together with many European star architects.
Keming WANG, Co-Founder
Master of Architecture, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Bachelor of Architecture, Shenyang Jianzhu University.Mr. Wang has a rich design experience, overseas and nationwide. He has worked in many internationally renowned offices: MVRDV in the Netherlands, Coop Himmelblau in Austria. Mr. Wang is also a visiting lecturer at Tongji University and Ningbo Nottingham University.
Nan ZHOU, Co-Founder
Ph.D. candidate in history, Queen University, Canada; Master and Bachelor in Sociology, Peking University. His research fields focus on European intellectual and cultural history, the Enlightenment, and social theory. He is also interested in urban and space topics, and has published several academic papers and translation works. Mr. Zhou is the founder of AGORA, a consulting group for academic literature and publishing.