Graduating from Architecture Department of Tung-Hai University and Architectural
Association in London. Engaged in the research and development of architectural and interior design, furniture design as well as product design. Used to teach in the Graduate Institute of Architecture, NCTU, architecture departments of Tung-Hai, Shih-Chien and Ming-Chuan Universities. Writings including Forging Parallax, 2003, Space Design Thinking, 2015, Registration Form, 2015.
Projects including concept store of DOUCHANGLEE in Tiger City, Taichung (JCD Design Award 2005), Aesop in Breeze Center (JCD Design Award 2006, IFI 2007 Gold Award). Exhibitions including Taiwan Pavilion in the 11th Venice Biennial, Dark City + Eye of the City in the 6th City on the Move Art Festival. Awarded TID Award 2007-2010 as one of the top 10 interior designer in 2011. Selected as five of talented and reported on “Interior Design” (USA) 75-years special issue, 2011. Annual Top 10 Influential People of Interior Design, 2015. Poltrona Frau Award, 2015. The juror of 2016 TID AWARD. The juror of 2016 Conde International Design Award. 2017 Young Pin Design Award Spatial Design - Convenor of the jury. The juror of 2017 Conde International Design Award.
2017 Associate Professor,National Chiao Tung University Graduate Institute of Architecture
2017 Associate Professor,Department of Interior Design,Tainan University of Technology
2017 Distinguished Professor,College of Science & Technology Ningbo University
2016 CSID vice director of Chinese Society of Interior Designers
2010 Assistant Professor,National Taipei University of Technology
2009 Assistant Professor,National Chiao Tung University Graduate Institute of Architecture
2007 Lecturer,Shih Chien University Architecture Department
2004 Lecturer,National Chiao Tung Univerity Graduate Institute of Architecture
2002 Lecturer,Tung-Hai University Architecture Department
1999 Lecturer,Ming Chuan University Architecture Department
1996 Lecturer,Ming Chuan University Space Design Department
1996 CJ Studio
1994 Lecturer,Shih Chien University Interior Space Design Department
1994 Designer of Raoul Bunschoten
1993 Graduating from Architecture Association in London
1989 Graduating from Architecture Department of Tung-Hai University
ABOUT CJ STUDIO
CJ Studio regards architecture and design as social events not simply as a creation of art. In
other words, it is an entrance to the world as well as an endless discovery.
For this long-term discovery, every design project (whether big or small) is a precious
experience, and every project is also new venture itself. Proprietors and users have to join this
venture to seek and create a new processing system, which is a simple form that is full of
energy and potential.
Through analyzing, integrating and rediscovering that takes account of every condition
(environment, function, proprietor, foundation, historical background etc.), the order and
geometrical relationship that lies beneath the real world can be found and the past can be
connected with the future.
Aesop ZXE Taipei
Aesop ZXE is located at one of the most flourish lanes in east section of the Taipei city. Inspired by western and eastern elements, from Baroque Architecture to Taiwanese Architecture when it was colonized by Japan, CJ Studio chooses a conventional technique of terrazzo as the key material that, beneath a specific height, is utilized as the base of the space, including the flooring from exterior to interior, flower terrace, sink as well as the counter. Above the height of the base are the shelf, ceiling in purely neat white. There is a continuous and seamless ceiling deliberately designed as a curve surface to extend itself to the display wall that recalls the early living memories in the past and projects an imagination towards the future. As always, Aesop reflects local culture characteristics in a simple and elegant manner.
Named as a homonym to the word “womb,” the showroom for Taipei Taiwan fashion designer Stephane Dou and Changlee Yugin reflects the duo’s collective vision: to have their store be an incubator and showcase of creativity. Whereas other showrooms focus solely on howcasing the latest fashion, the two designers sees their showroom, located in an alley on Chungshan N. Road and a stone’s throw from The Spot theater, as a home base for future development, setting their sights on incorporating furnishings, accessories, and even music retail in the future.
This project is the concept store for the first DOUCHANGLEE fashion house in Kaohsiung. The appearance in a galvanized steel structure presents the image of twill. A grey surface according to the lining and cutting with windows of various sizes are arranged brings the sense of an avant-garde boutique design. The interior display area is remodeled in the form of a gallery based on the antique three-story building layout. In addition to the natural and boorish feeling from the cement and plywood in the interior, the reflection of a large amount of cement fiber boards from the mirror craftily brings the changes of the symmetric setting and gives the environment a classy backdrop to contrast the products displayed in the area with an extended depth to mark out the tender feeling of products in the rigidity. The galvanized steel structure is extended to the ceiling on the first floor, the original brick wall of the building is contrasted with the glossy white wall on the other side.
DOUCHANGLEE Tiger City
The showroom for Taiwan fashion designer Stephane Dou and Changlee Yugin is a re-interpretation between the relationship of the concept of fashion and architecture. It is an installation which represents the function and spatial experience simultaneously. This installation is consisted of two interwoven lines which made by polish stainless steel .The surface between the two lines is fixed and stretched by threads. Therefore, the installation becomes a field of display and provides a dynamic system. In order to reflect the client’s view of fashion, the wall and the floor are made of alumni panels, which express a cold but resplendent feeling. This installation can fulfill the great demands in clothes hanging. At the same time, customers enjoy shopping and have pleasure of viewing this installation as walking into a museum. It is time for celebrating the shopping.
A city, from a multinational corporation's perspective, is a local node to which its different components are distributed. Together with other cities where other parts are spread over, the corporation functions as a whole within the global network, thus it is inevitable for a multination business proprietor to fly between nodes to keep the company on track. The client of this project happens to be one of this sort, which brings up an issue of what a house could be like when its owner does not actually live there but just periodically visiting. The loose linkage allows the house divert from the conventional path and requires a new identity. As it only has to function occasionally, the house is more like a private deluxe hotel suite rather than a real home but is required to act like a real one when it performs. Besides the basic provision of living, it is crucial that there are certain flexible designs for diverse programs like relaxed socializing, entertainment and work.
Poltrona Frau- Ming's Heart
A NEW MING FRAME - emerging when an oriental nobleman meets western cubes
The Ming Chair is a high achievement in Chinese furniture history for its elegant fine line proportion. The pure composition that reflects the spirits of a nobleman tradition since Confucius also resonates with cube combination of the western geometry in modern times. Through an operation of piling up cubes that generates a set of new modular lines, a new Ming Frame is emerging.
DETATCHED & TRANSFORMED, the frame is differentiated into east and west craftsmanship
Usually curvy lines are used for the backrest and armrest of a Ming chair to suit human body as well as excite its monotonous arrangement. In this new furniture, all the parts that touch the human body including the seat, armrest and backrest are detached from the frame and transformed into one continuous leather handicraft, a soft material from western craftsmanship now delicately grafted onto an oriental frame.
The project is a combination of two units on Dunhua South Road in Taipei. Based on the request of the owner, the entire space was re-divided into two sections: the “master bedroom section” for everyday lives and the “guestroom section” for parents who visit the owner occasionally. It is further bent and folded into a U-shaped space which becomes the bathroom. The combination of these 3 elements gradually becomes a one-piece design of an individual cave landscape separated from the guestroom section. A huge glass between the living room and the bedroom maintains the continuation of two spaces. Curtains are the main elements to separate these rooms. When the curtain is down, the bedroom becomes an individual space, as if a space inside space. Two blocks of different attributes on the left and right are integrated by the 3D ceiling whose curve changes gradually from the guestroom to the children’s room, from gentle to twisted, like a cave or a hollow space.
The house is located on the top floor of a high rise building in downtown Taipei. Due to the shift of the family member and the passing of ten years since its completion, the house is in need of a renovation. The main layout remains the same, but two single bedrooms are converted into another master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an adjoining bathroom. Additionally, the upper roof floor is designed for a roof garden and a lounge space.
The most unique feature for this project comes from the idea of "sky villa", which brings the encounter of nature and manmade environment within a courtyard above the ground. To achieve this goal, one third of the roof was eliminated and replaced with a skylight through which light sprays all over the lobby and its surrounding area. The skylight is supported by a series of thin columns which also defines the edge of the lobby where furniture and plant pots are arranged in an organic order to implicitly guide the circulation without completely hiding the space behind.