2017.07 Xi Zhang: «Das Leben in zwei Welten ist die Quelle meiner Inspiration»
2004 kam Xi Zhang an die ETH Zürich, um nach einem Praktikum bei Herzog & de Meuron in Basel Architektur zu studieren. Für sie eröffnete sich damit ein neues Weltbild. Trotzdem zog es sie nach ihrem Abschluss 2006 wieder zurück nach Shanghai, wo sie das Architekturbüro EXH Design mitgründete. 2016 eröffnete sie den zweiten Standort in Zürich. Heute pendelt ETH Alumna Xi zwischen den beiden Welten. Das Jobjournal sprach mit ihr über ihren Werdegang, ihre Motivation und das Leben in zwei Kulturen.
2014.11 The Rise of China’s Architects
When Daniel and Sonja Gross were looking for an architect to design their home in Bellmund, Switzerland, the couple considered a few local firms in neighboring towns. But they ultimately chose someone nearly 6,000 miles away: Zhang Xi, a Chinese architect and co-founder of EXH Design in Shanghai.
2014.09 Announcement about EXH's new office location
Kindly inform all clients and collaborators
It is with great pleasure that we write to announce the appointments of Jenny MacDonald as first Associate in EXH Design.
Associate will serve as leader in projects to balance all parties such as clients, collaborators and our team, to reach the best architectural result, and to ensure that the team is optimized to deliver the innovation which is central to EXH's mission.
2014.04 EXH winning Jiangsu CTTQ competition
Building Area: 294,884sqm
Client: Jiangsu CHIA TAI TIAN QING Group
In our proposal, we make the “basement head above the water”, that is to say, lift up the whole site, or we say, creating man-made
landform in order to make the parking lot, entry and exit of vehicle lanes and freight below the soil landscape. The soil landscape
may use the backfill from construction excavation.
2014.04 EXH winning Nanjing CTTQ competition
Building area: 105,516sqm
Client: Nanjing CHIA TAI TIAN QING Group
All public and communal areas are located on the ground floor, with all other functions that require greater security and privacy above.Therefore, the ‘CENTERAL PARK’ concept is strengthened by extending the park into the ground floor interior which could be mostly glazed and thus allow views outwards, sunlight and enable people to move freely between inside and outside.
2013.12 Kiss Market in Shanghai Xin Tian Di
2013 winter, the fashion Landmark of Xintiandi in Shanghai is celebrating Christmas on the theme of the kiss. Inspired by the Auguste Rodin's sculpture, "KISS", we interweave the circulation and promote visitors' interaction.
2013.09 Sprung ins Reich der Mitte
Mit dem Vogelnest genannten Olympiastadion in Peking schufen Herzog & de Meuron den wohl berühmtesten Neubau Chinas. Doch die Werke anderer Schweizer Architekten im Reich der Mitte kennt man kaum, wie ein Blick auf das Schaffen von zwei jüngeren Architekten zeigt.
2013.08 NJ Hanzhongmen club completed
We were given the task of developing the interior of an existing Min Gou Style Building from the 1930's. We tried to incorporate much of the traditional style and tone of the buildings origin integrated with a more modern design philosophy.
2013.08 Jinchuan Maike's office completed
Jinchuan Maike's office in Shanghai is a 1500 sqm space on the 73th floor of the World Financial Center in Pudong. The pure and calm design with materials create a sensitive atmosphere and homogenous space with character.
2013.01 Matsu M office Completed
Matsu office is located along a deep alley of Shanghai's French Concessions. Our strategy is to identify and intensify this sense of excitement.The focus of the building's design is to create a very modern and graceful office which contrasts the dilapidation of the neighborhood whilst retaining a harmony in the juxtaposition.
2012.10 Vanke Booth Completed
EXH design has completed the Vanke booth, which is one of the ten best booths in the real estate fair in Chongqing.
2011.06 Zhang Xi and EXH on Home Decoration
Report about Zhang Xi - standout in transboundary design
architectural design, interior design, furniture design and even fashion design.
2011.05 Liquid Office and Zhang Xi on CASE DA ABITARE
About the recent completed project Liquid office between the architect Zhang Xi and the client Bao Yifeng. The topic is about the project process with an interactive team work between the architect and the client.
2011.04 Matsu, Nanjing Fullshare CEO Office Completed
Two different types of projects designed by EXH realized.
Matsu Flagship Store-showroom and commercial
Nanjing Fullshare CEO Office-office and practical
2011.04 Matsu Interior Design
MATSU-Leaves of Design
MATSU Shanghai Flagship Store Grand Opening-Designed by EXH
2011.04 Visa Section Swiss Embassy and Matsu in TA*March 2011
The Art of Tenacity and Reconciliation
On Two Works by EXH Design: Visa Section Swiss Embass and Matsu Flagship Store
2011.04 Matsu in Domus China*April 2011
Report on the Matsu Flagship Store design concept: FURNITURE SHOP UNDER THE TREE using natural elements to prevent further deterioration of the street environment, and also to rejuvenate the architectural aesthetics.