Shanghai is one of China’s main cities rivaling with Beijing or Hong Kong! It’s therefore obvious that is home to some of the most amazing architects! So today One Hundred brings to you 10 names that thrive in the luxury architectural design business within the city.
This Shanghai-based multidisciplinary design studio is known for tackling many challenges relating to architectural, spatial, and product design, like furniture. It was created in 2013 by Ian Douglas-Jones, whose extensive experience in architecture is the essence and basis of the studio’s output. With less than 10 years of experience, they’ve managed to earn many relevant awards and honors, one of them being a part of A.D.’s Top 100 Most Influential Architects and Designers 2017.
B+H is another design giant as Top Interior Designers that chose Shanghai as one of the places to establish an office as well as take on several interior design projects. B+ H has a wide range of activities for establishments such as workplaces, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, among many more.
DEDODESIGN Architects (DDA) is an award-winning collective of architects, makers, and creatives based in Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, and Venice. Since its foundation in 2001, DDA has developed a diverse international body of work of all scales including cultural, civic, residential, commercial as well as master planning projects.
Because the best is always for last, we finish this article with the third and final design “giant”, HKS Architects. Since 2010, their Shanghai studio has an approach with several state-of-the-art design methods regarding their challenges. This is a company with many types of clients, and aside from commercial, hospitality, and private residences, they also have aviation, education, government, and sports clientele in their portfolio.
Kokaistudios consists of a company first created by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis in 2000, which would later evolve with the creation of a Shanghai office in 2002. Their aim is to create design projects that add a positive element to the environment and social fabric of the location of said challenge, be it through architecture, urban renewal, hospitality, retail, among others. Are you loving our list of Shanghai’s Top Interior Designers?
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are the creators of this multitasking company, able to provide several services in areas such as architecture, master planning, branding/graphic design, and also in the design of interiors, furniture and other relevant products. Among some of their most relevant works, we can enumerate the restoration of a Shanghai theatre from the 30s, creating a hotel at the former headquarters of the Japenese army, and most recently, creating “The Unfolding Village” for the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019.
RooMoo Design Studio, founded in Shanghai, is based on a definite relationship between architecture, interior, and product design, which has been a driving force to create projects with subtle transitions between these disciplines. They pursue the integrity and the quality of the design from the beginning of a project until accomplishment.
Steve Leung Design Group
Founded in 1997 by Steve Leung, a renowned architect, interior and product designer, SLD has grown to become one of the largest interior design groups with over 500 employees. Our strong and experienced design and decoration teams provide quality and professional services to clients in Greater China and other parts of the world.
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners is a creative atelier whose work ranges from architecture and interior design to retail, hospitality, and restaurant design. Based in Milan and Shanghai, the Studio, founded and run by architects Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino, in its twenty-year career has developed projects in almost every country and continent, always adopting an attentive approach to face the major issues of the contemporary culture, city, landscape, and society.