Chieh-Ting Chuang: Winner of World Design Awards 2022. Chinatown is a recognizable architectural style that has been copied in every major city. Different Chinatowns in different locations represent the local conditions of the city.
This strong adaptive trait of Chinatown can not only be transformed into exterior spaces but also can be carried to interior domesticities. While the creation of the original Chinatowns is all based on the autonomy of the builder and owners of the era, this project explores the autonomy using modern technology and media. With the catalog and the life simulation games, users can develop their layout and composition of the house.
The #Chinatown@Home package required users to 3D scan their dwelling and they will enjoy transforming their home into a self-designed “Chinatown” using the building simulation app. Along with the printed catalog and advertisement everywhere, it will guide the user to transform the dwelling into a different style and bring the Chinatown atmosphere to their own interior space.
World Design Awards Category
Residential Interior Concept
Chieh-Ting Chuang, LEED AP BD+C is an award-winning architectural designer based in Los Angeles. She graduated from the Master of Architecture I program with distinction at University of California, Los Angeles. She grew up in sunny southern Taiwan and finished her Bachelor of Architecture degree at National Taipei University of Technology.
She is currently a Project Designer at IBI Group. Her past working experience includes Sharif, Lynch: Architecture, Gensler Los Angeles, Kevin Daly Architects, and the Department of project management at UCLA.
She is a strong visual communicator who is an expert at architectural diagramming and image making.