Sun Da Yong
GRAFT | CN-Beijing
- 2010-2012 Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
- 2001-2005 Architectural & Construction University, Jilin, China
- 2005-2012 Graft Beijing LLC, Beijing/China, Architect
Responsible for scheme design, design development and site supervision
- since 2008 Graft LLC, Berlin/German, Architect
Responsible for scheme design, design development
- 2004-2005 Ming Yu Decoration Company, Designer
Responsible for Interior design, design development and site supervision
The English word “graft” provokes a variety of meanings and multiple readings. It stands for transplants in the fi eld of medicine, for cheating, but also for hard work. In the terminology of botany, grafting is described as the addition of one shoot onto a genetically different host. The positive properties of two genetically different cultures are combined in the new biological hybrid.
Using this example in botany as a point of departure we understand it at graft as a phenomenon in human culture and examine its implications for Architecture. We live in an age where the identity of the individual becomes displaced from his original physical context and has to continually fi nd new identities by engaging with local and global environments, enriching new definitions through changed locations and media.
How can we define “identity in motion”? What is fixed and what is mutable? How can the two conditions in varying state of equilibrium continue to support and benefit one another?