INTRODUCTION

PMA(PolyMorphArchitects) is a cross-border office focusing on Glocal practice. Its practical works are combined with the world's cutting-edge academic research, which reflects the exploration of the current social and economic development and urban environment. Closely tied to landscape urbanism research organizations such as the AA, the studio continues to be involved in the creation of contemporary urban space, established ways of applying digital design approach into the design of sustainable development and our goal is to create quality space and environment for people to share and enjoy.

CONCEPT

The form logic behind the design is not the form itself, but a way to enter the design. The composition of the form logic is more like a piece of "fabric". The deconstruction process of the form logic structure requires designers to extract the silk from the cocoon and get deeply involved. The way and experience structure of deep involvement in the process is called "processing design". After a period of process, it is also a creation experience of "creation". It has its experiment, but it also needs to find the method of innovation and breakthrough in the design. From the "fabric" to the "creation" process, designers will always rise and fall in one urban place after another.

  • Morphological, Fabric, Dialogue

    To find the "morphological logic" behind the site, it is necessary to go through multiple rounds of analysis and calculation. The basic structure of the architecture itself is called "fabric". The essence of the architecture is the whole of a fabric. We are good at "data analysis", so that the project can establish more communication with the site, and naturally establish a "site dialogue relationship".
  • Multiple identities, Mix-use, Materials

    Different design scales or different design types have shaped our different identities and provided us with different supplies. Such an uncertain sense of identity has also become our characteristics. We tend to treat the design object as an organism rather than an absolute place definition. The use of materials is determined through a dialogue between the architecture and the city.
  • Processing, Parametric, Iteration

    As process designers, what we are really exporting is a "process logic" that is itself higher than the spatial representation that is ultimately presented. Logical parameter deduction and analysis, slowly peel off the cocoon, and finally evolved into an entity. Every architecture has its design tendency, behind which there will be a logical repetition and iteration.
AWARD
TEAM
    Chuan Wang
    Founding Partner

    Beijing


    cw@plasmastudio.com
    +86 18611630150


    Chuan Wang is an architect and landscape architect with a multiple-discipline background. His design field covers from diverse scales from urban planning, landscape architecture to architecture and industrial design. He has won a series of important international design awards both in China and abroad, and is good at solving complex interdisciplinary design topic with parametric techniques.

     

    MArch Tsinghua University

    Completing afterwards a Master Course on Landscape Architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.


    • Partner of PMA DESIGN LIMITED

    • Co-tutor of Landscape Urbanism master studio at Tsinghua University

    • Winner of Outstanding landscape planner, ILIA

    Eva Castro
    Founding Partner

    Singapore

     

    ec@plasmastudio.com

     

    Eva’s strengths are the conceptual development of a project and her visionary design skills. Through her experience in teaching Landscape Urbanism she can bring in her knowledge in developing sustainable strategies that seek for the balance between landscape and buildings.

     

    Grad Dipl Des (AA) Dip Arq (UCV)

     

    Studied architecture and urbanism at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and subsequently completed the Graduate Design programme under Jeff Kipnis at the Architectural Association.

     

    • Founding partner of Groundlab

    • Director of MA Landscape Urbanism, Architectural Association

    • Visiting Professor, The University of Hong Kong

    • Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University

    • Honorary Professor at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology

    • Professor of practice, ASD, Singapore University of Technology and Design

    Holger Kehne
    Founding Partner

    Hong Kong

     

    hk@plasmastudio.com

     

    Holger Kehne aims at engaging practice and academic research in unison, beginning in London where between 2002 and 2010 he gained extensive academic experience as unit master in the Diploma School of the Architectural Association while setting up and developing Plasma Studio.

     

    BSc (Hons) Dip Arch

    Studied architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Muenster, Germany and at the University of East London.

     

    • RIBA Part 1-3

    • Licensed Architect, Architects Registration Board, UK

    • Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong

    • Honorary Professor,  Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology

    • PhD candidate, RMIT

    Xinyang Mu

    National first class Registered Architect


    Engaged in architectural design for nearly 20 years, with rich experience in design and design management. As an architect, he has led different kinds of architectural scheme design, and as a project leader, he organized and coordinated various professional design teams to complete many medium and large-scale public building projects. 


    Bachelor of architecture, School of architectural engineering, Shenyang University


    Xi Wei

    xw@p-m-a.cn


    More than 10 years of working experience, focusing on the field of public buildings and urban renewal design, and equipped with comprehensive thinking ability across planning, architecture and interior.

    Bachelor of Engineering, Urban Planning, Inner Mongolia University of Technology.


    Haitao Ma
    Project Designer

    ht@p-m-a.cn


    Haitao has a bachelor degree of Landscape Architecture from Northeast Agricultural University. He has more than ten years experiences in landscape construction and is familiar with the process of engineering and construction practices.


    Yumeng Sun
    Landscape Architect

    sym@p-m-a.cn

     

    With a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture and master degree in Urban Planning from UCL. She is currently responsible for the related works in the landscape team, while shaping her own ways of design thinking and cognitive system through the implementation of cross-scale projects.


    Wenhui Bi

    Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Fudan, master's degree in architecture from Tongji & Chalmers(Sweden). She is responsible for the related works in architecture team, and is intergrating her multi-discipline backgroung and planning inspirations into the design process.


    Chenganran Luo

    Graduated from AA LANDSCAPE URBANISM. She is actively involved in various projects in the landscape team, constantly reconstructing the perception of design through progressive practice.

    Philip Tsekov
    Assistant Architect

    He is an architect from Bulgaria and is fascinated with Architecture. He believes architecture motivates and shapes the behaviors of people.

    Xuexia Chen
    Marketing Specialist

    sophie_chen@p-m-a.cn


    Graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a bachelor degree in Chinese. Currently responsible for studio’s media publicity and marketing. She has past experiences in several authoritative design media studios and has gained a deep understanding in the field of domestic products, interior design and architecture design.

    Sha Long
    Office Manager

    ls@p-m-a.cn


    Graduated from Yichun University with a degree in International Economics and Trade. Currently responsible for the business cooperation projects and financial affairs. Used to work in authoritative companies and has gained well experiences in business negotiation, financial management and personal administration.

Former Designer
Yiran Xu, Zeyu Liu, Ziqi Pan, Yiwen Liu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Marco Dambrogio, Yuting Wang, Xueqi Chen ,Pingshan Qu, Yan Xue, Bo Zhao, Tao Li, Diego Ramirez, Filippo Ogliani, Rossella Corica, Qingqing Zhang, Ting Xu, Qiyuan Liu, Qingjun Tan, Chidi Wang, Libny Pacheco,Pietro Scarpa,Cesare Zilio ,Wenxuan Qiao,Yujun Zou,Sheng Jing,Bo Jing,Ya You, Xiaoyi Teng, Ziyun Chen, Yi Shi , Xiaoju Liao, Yuan Chen, Yongtaoliu, Ying Mu, Kun Zhang, Ruishan Shi, Jiayu Wei, Luoluo Li,Ting Xu,Kai Gao,Huan Liu,Guo Miu, Harshdeep Arora,Shail Paragkumar Patel ,Zorzi Giovanni,Teskov Filip Svetoslavov,Pilar Menendez1
JOIN US

Project Architect

Beijing,Shanghai
1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Architecture and Landscape Architecture;
2. Have at least 5 years of experience in global leading architecture firms or architectural design institute, experienced in all phases of architectural or landscape design;
3. Strong understanding of design and technical specifics; a candidate possessing overseas background in education and the work field will be highly preferred;
4. Proficiency in Rhino, Auto CAD, Adobe Creative suite and other professional software;
5. We will give preference to those who have experience in parametric design and can use Grasshopper or Rhino Script;
6. The candidate should be highly responsible, good at communication, coordination and with strong organizational ability and team spirit, fluent English.

Architect

Beijing,Shanghai
1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Architecture and Landscape Architecture;
2. Have at least 2 years of working experience;
3. Strong understanding of design and technical specifics; a candidate possessing overseas background in education and the work field will be highly preferred;
4. Proficiency in Rhino, Auto CAD, Adobe Creative suite and other professional software;
5. We will give preference to those who have experience in parametric design and can use Grasshopper or Rhino Script;
6. The candidate should be highly responsible, good at communication, coordination and with strong organizational ability and team spirit, fluent English.

Assistant Landscape Architect

Beijing,Shanghai
1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Architecture and Landscape Architecture;
2. Enthusiastic about design, strong sense of team work and responsibility. Overseas background in education and the work field will be highly preferred;
3. Proficiency in Rhino, Auto CAD, Adobe Creative suite and other professional software;
4. We will give preference to those who have experience in parametric design and can use Grasshopper or Rhino Script;

Media & Press Intern

Beijing
1. Background in architecture, design, marketing or related field; adapting to the working environment quickly;
2. Organize the project data and publications;taking charge of academic journal reports and lectures;
3. Cooperate with the Marketing Director to complete activities planning and execution ; updating the WeChat, web, and new media ;
4. Proficiency in layout design software,and strong communication and teamwork skill;
5. Only those for more than 2 months internships are accepted. The internship salary will be provided.

Internship

Beijing,Shanghai
1. Graduate or undergraduate student in Architecture, Landscape design or Environmental art design;
2. Minimum 3 months of internship is required;
3. Enthusiastic about design, strong study ability, good design sensitivity;
4. Proficient with 2D and 3D software , can use different type of rendering software.

How to apply

Please indicate the position and location you are applying for in the email subject and your availability within the cover letter. Note that online portfolios, personal websites, download links for documents on any online storage platform, zip, rar or powerpoint will not be reviewed.
Please, send your portfolio (Max. 10MB) and CV in one single PDF to: jobs.plasma@p-m-a.cn