Professor, Co-chair of Built Environment Technology Center, CAUP, Tongji University; Council Member of Architects Sector and Digital Fabrication Sector, Architectural Society of China (ASC); Director of Academic Committee, Digital Fabrication Engineering Technology Center, Shanghai, China; Principle and Co-founder of Archi-Union Architects and Fab-Union Technology.
Philip F. Yuan mainly focuses on the research of Computational Design and Digital Fabrication. He has published more than 150 theses and 9 books, including From Diagrammatic Thinking to Digital Fabrication, Digital Fabrication and Computational Design, etc. He is also an active architect doing a number of architectural practices, and has been awarded various design prizes.
Over the years, Philip F. Yuan has been involved into the combination of traditional Chinese culture and digital fabrication technology, practicing the symbiotic relationships among nature, technology and architecture, and focusing on "Computational Design", "Robotic Fabrication", and "Green Industrialization", etc.
Archi-Union Architects and Fab-Union Technology are the two main teams founded by Philip F. Yuan. Archi-Union is dedicated to experimental architectural practices while Fab-Union is mainly engaged in computational design and digital fabrication. Both of them are focusing on applying experimental researches into practical practices.
Philip F. Yuan has completed a large amount of projects in the last few years, including Tea house, Fab-Union Space and Chi She in the WestBund of Shanghai, Stomatological Hospital, Songjiang Art Campus, In Bamboo in Sichuan, 3D printed bridge and pavilion, etc.
Projects led by Philip have been published on many architectural magazines and mass media worldwide, and are also actively involved in relevant academic activities and exhibitions, including Shanghai Biennale, Milan Triennial, Chicago Architectural Biennale, and many other international professional exhibitions. Next year, Philip will make another big progress in the design and fabrication of Chinese Pavilion in 2018 Venice Biennale.