My name is Damian Donze, I am 23 and I am currently (since 2011) working as an Architect for the Tongji Architectural Design Institute in Shanghai, China. I am writing this blog to make my views about architecture public and to have a platform to present my work.
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My boss has discovered that I know how to make animations, and now I have a second occupation next to architecture. Here two animations I made for my company. The first animation was for a governmental office complex in Fengxian, Shanghai. It’s not my project, but I joined it for a little while to improve the design a little bit…especially in terms of facade. The second animation was for a competition for a Toyota center in Tianjing. Architecturally, I had nothing to do with it, I just made the animation.
Hebei University Library Winning Proposal / Damian Donze (Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute)
With an area of 48,636m2, the site of the Hebei University Library is located in the center of the new Beicheng Campus. This competition winning proposal by Damian Donze, of the Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute, is clearly divided. The base of the building is designated for some offices, an archive, a network center, a convention center and an exhibitions center. This way, the West entrance is Continue reading →
Yet again another library competition I made here at TJAD, and for the second time in a row we won the 1st place. It is for the new campus of the Hebei University of Science and Technology in Tianjing, one of the oldest universities in China. The building has 45’290m2 and is 8 floors (40m) high. It has space for 2’400’000 books and 4’500 seats. The shape of the building was derived from its location on the campus, and from the two non-perpendicular axis. Functionally, the building is clearly divided. The base of the building is designated to offices, a network center, meeting rooms, exhibitions spaces and a large auditorium. This way the West entrance reserved for the offices and the Continue reading →
Here a little jewelry box I made for my girlfriend. I saw a broken window at my company and somehow felt like I wanted to do something with the broken glass. I printed some pictures on a transparent foil and glued a layer of the broken glass on each side. I then embedded the pieces into the formwork in order to create “windows” in the box. The combination of the glass, the plaster and the pictures created a nice pattern which was received very well
Beijing Agriculture University Library Winning Proposal /Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute
The competition winning proposal for the Beijing Agriculture University Library is a successful addition to the existing campus. Designed by Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute, their design takes care of all the functions while providing a comfortable environment for Continue reading →
Another library competition I did in Beijing for the Beijing Agriculture University with a construction area of 49’000m2. Since the client wasn’t looking for another landmark building (already have the Olympic gym), we tried to Continue reading →
Although we are still waiting for the competition result, the Beijing Minzu Library already won the Eighth Architectural Creation Award of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co., Ltd.