Q1 You have designed several pedestrian streets. How do you think architecture design can contribute to the vitality of a city?
Q2 For the communities you designed, how do you interpret the relationship between creating privacy and urban publicity?
Q3 Could you please further talk about the “Danwei” and residential areas in Beijing?
Q4 You have mentioned the phrase “geographical gene”. Could you please talk about the relationship between it and urban space?
Q5 What do you think is the lifestyle of people living in contemporary Chinese cities? What effect does it have on the formation and use of urban space?
Q6 Could you please talk about high-density city in your view? What should a high-density city be like in your opinion?
Q7 Beijing has very specific regulations of sunshine requirement for residential buildings. For a city like this, would it be possible for ground floors to be of high-density, like the form of downtown Paris?
Q8 You have participated in lots of group designs. Could you please talk about what group design means to the city?
Q9 In your works, there is a type related to city or planning. Could you please talk about some of these works?
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Q10 We know you are teaching at architecture schools. How do you pass on the ideas of city to your students?
Q11 Beijing is facing new challenges. For example, the sub-center may have profound impact on the city. Would you please talk about the present and future of Beijing?
Q12 What are your expectations for architects’ idea about the city in the future?
Q13 At last, could you please talk about your vision of future Chinese urban spaces? What expectation do you have for architects, planners, and especially young people?