Our design practice is based on the fundamental belief that the essence of existence is the symbiosis of Things and their Interrelation. The Elements of a Relation and the Relation itself reinforce each other as reciprocal causation, neither of which can exist without the other, and the combination of the two is where meaning is produced. Since the elements of spatial design are often preconditioned, we intuitively pay more attention to the subtle appropriateness of Systematic Logics in our projects. NOR is considered as a Middle Way: neither this nor that, neither here nor there, neither bound nor free, neither Being nor Non-being. As an indefinite framework established accordingly, it negotiates contradictions in motion, creating an interpotentiation field where the energies of all elements are heightened in each other's presence.
Based in Beijing, STUDIO NOR is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice founded by partners Boyuan Jiang and Jingwen Wang. We work at multiple scales and fields, from building and landscape to interior and installation. We believe in the power of precise balance between people and object, concept and making, body and mind. We regard design as an exploration to achieve such balances in response to the unique potential of each project.