CIRCLE

WHO
Circle – Ryo Otsuka (RO), Lin Zihao (LZ)

WHAT
Architects

WHEN
early 2016 – ongoing

WHERE
Tokyo and Asia

WHY
Creating a better life through design


DESCRIBE YOUR PRACTICE IN THREE WORDS:

Culture, Nature, Design


WHERE DO YOU GO, OR WHAT DO YOU DO, WHEN YOU GET STUCK ON A PROJECT?

RO : Take a  walk to a park, try to forget about the project
LZ : Run


NAME A BOOK YOU THINK EVERY CREATIVE SHOULD READ.

RO : I don’t read books
LZ : I don’t think creativity can be read, but experienced

Image courtesy of Circle

Image courtesy of Circle


WHAT DESIGN TOOL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

RO : Pencil
LZ : Olfa Penknife

WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
RO : Indigo Waterfalls
LZ : Unfolding House

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE CREATIVITY?
RO : From daily life
LZ : Incandescence of the human spirit

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON CURRENTLY?
A house project in Tokyo and a restaurant in Shanghai.

Image courtesy of Circle

Puddle, Image courtesy of Circle

IF YOU COULD INVITE ANY CREATIVE OUT FOR COFFEE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
RO : Andy Goldsworthy, to discuss how he is inspired by nature
LZ : Fay Jones, to make him sketch in real time on a napkin

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE CITY THAT YOU LIVE IN?
RO : Nature

LZ : Strange back alleys

 

Indigo Waterfalls, Image courtesy of Circle

Indigo Waterfalls, Image courtesy of Circle

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