I remembered having this conversation with Julie the architect few years ago when she was still with I M Pei.
“Do you have many projects commissioned from China?”
“No, not many .. because they took the proposal and DIY ..”
Guess that period has passed.
China has since become wealthier and they could afford to pay now.
.. there wasn’t a clue as to style or a construction budget.
This would be the training time for the home owners in China. Guess there would be far more specific specs when they begin building their next dream home?
“A lot of emotions went through my head,” Mr. Silk says. “Disbelief was one of them. Then the anxiety that comes along with the responsibility to do something without direction. But ultimately it was very freeing and intellectually exciting.”
The artists finally can be creative.