Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Yubiao Xu ("YX") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
YX : I graduated from Guangzhou Acmdemy of Fine Arts in 2003. After graduation, I became a designer.
YX : I think design can bring me pleasure, so I try to be a designer.
YX : Of course I volunteered.
YX : I design offices and villas. I hope we can design some cinemas in the future.The cinema is also a place of joy.
YX : First of all, let yourself love the design, and then continue to love it.
YX : Master can not be copied.but a good designer can be copied.
YX : A good design is one that's reliable, straightforward to use, and easy to repair and maintain.
YX : Good design solves the right problem.Good design consists of a number of stages, which progressively elaborate the design.
YX : Maybe I'll design a kindergarten for kids, like a kindergarten in an amusement park.
YX : A kindergarten .
YX : There is no secret ingredient. It's just you.
YX : Kandinsky
YX : Ando Tadao.Tadao Ando's body of work is known for the creative use of natural light and for architectures that follow the natural forms of the landscape (rather than disturbing the landscape by making it conform to the constructed space of a building). The architect's buildings are often characterized by complex three-dimensional circulation paths. These paths interweave between interior and exterior spaces formed both inside large-scale geometric shapes and in the spaces between them. His "Row House in Sumiyoshi, a small two-story, cast-in-place concrete house completed in 1976, is an early Ando work which began to show elements of his characteristic style. It consists of three equally sized rectangular volumes: two enclosed volumes of interior spaces separated by an open courtyard. By nature of the courtyard's position between the two interior volumes, it becomes an integral part of the house's circulation system. This house is famous for the contrast of appearance and spatial organization, which allow people to experience the richness of the space within the geometry.
YX : My best design is the next project.
YX : Well, maybe they can be a better designer by doing more non-design things.
YX : I may become a chef, I love the delicacy.
YX : Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object.It is an act of creativity and innovation.
YX : My family and colleagues gave me the greatest support.
YX : Family support.
YX : The biggest difficulty comes from myself.
YX : I do not think too much present.Do a good job of each design is the best way to promote.
YX : I would like to design a glass house. I hope you will like it.
YX : I hope my work can make you like, always like to go down, so it is enough.
YX : For some avant-garde experiments and design, I hope people can be more tolerant.
YX : To improve and stimulate the urban and natural environment by doing good design and feasible inspirations.
YX : There's no such thing as a special job. People can't always be excited.
YX : This year I designed an apartment, a small apartment, but it was fun. If there is a chance, I will show it to you.
YX : I hope that software technology can be developed easily. Let everyone be a designer.
YX : I haven't thought about it yet.
YX : About a month to 2 months.
YX : I generally investigate the background information.
YX : Losing is nothing，but learning is something.
YX : yes.
YX : I like to try new techniques that can be fun.
YX : 3D max and photoShop.
YX : Colors and materials are tools designed to connect people's vision and touch.
YX : Design process.
YX : Exciting，I'm going to make a better design.
YX : Yes, I believe in co-design. I often work with colleagues to design a project.
YX : I like to communicate with other designers in the design process.
YX : 《Visionaire》
YX : I often go to different places to see other designers of excellent design.
YX : Antoni Gaudi i Cornet
YX : I don't care about being famous. I hope I can enjoy the process of every design project.
YX : I like too many things, really hard to enumerate. The designer should like all good things, or should be able to find all the good things.
YX : Once, I designed a villa. The owner insisted that I design a pink house for their Labrador, I think it's funny, you know dogs are color blind.
YX : This is my job, and I love my job.
YX : I think there should be No.
YX : One thousand years later? I can't imagine what it would be like.But，the world will always belong to young people and often learn new knowledge
YX : I want them to know that I never gave up being a good designer.
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