Founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is an interdisciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China.
Research used as a design tool that creates rigorous work by critically probing into the specificities of program, site, function, and history.
The practice’s burgeoning global portfolio includes commissions ranging from master planning and architecture to interior design, installation, furniture, product, branding, and graphic works. Currently working on projects in many countries, Neri&Hu is composed of multicultural staff who speak over 30 different languages. The diversity of the team reinforces a core vision for the practice: to respond to a global worldview incorporating overlapping design disciplines for a new paradigm in architecture.
Neri&Hu firmly believe in research as a design tool, as each project brings its unique set of contextual problems.
A critical probing into the specificities of the program, site, function, and history is essential to the creation of rigorous work. Based on research, Neri&Hu anchors its ethos on the dynamic interaction of experience, detail, material, form, and light rather than conforming to a formulaic style.
The ultimate meaning behind every project comes from how the constructed forms create meaning through their physical representations.
Neri&Hu has been widely reported by the press around the world, and their designs have been recognized by a number of prestigious international awards.