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趙晟翔   Chen-Hsiang Chao

Born in Taipei, Taiwan

Visiting Lecturer at Royal College of Art (2021-)
Co-Founder, Chief Designer at Bionicraft (2016-)
Architectural Designer at Miniwiz (2013 - 2016)

MA Environmental Architecture, Royal College of Art, UK
B.Arch (Honour of Distinction), Tunghai University, Taiwan

Chen-Hsiang is an architect, innovator, and inventor, focused on environmental architecture, sustainable design, and creative problem-solving. He continues to challenge, redefine and explore the possibilities of design thinking for more than human worlds.

          Previously, he served as a senior architectural designer at Miniwiz from 2013 to 2016, an Internationally operating design company dedicated to sustainable architecture and circular economy consultancy. He has helped setup the design workflow of environmental performance analysis for the company. In addition, and beyond the responsibility for leading a design team, he was primarily responsible for pitching architectural design to the clients, including Nike, GQ, Jackie Chan and other well-known brands in the world.

          In 2016, he co-founded Bionicraft, an innovative startup dedicated to food waste upcycling based on bio-technological design. Served as the chief designer, he led this innovative company to finalist status at the World-Changing Ideas by Fast Company in 2017, Design for Asia Merit Award in 2017 and Audi Innovation Award 2nd Prize in 2018. By the products, materials, and systems he designed and invented, Bionicraft has helped reduce more than 50 tons of food waste per year globally since 2016.
 

Awards 

2022

Honourable Mention / Hong Kong Drone Port Competition

2021

1st Prize / Audi Mobile Showroom Competition

2021

Young leaders shaping Asia's future / Generation.T List 2021 by Tatler

2018

2nd Prize / Audi Innovation Award 2018

2018

1st Prize / Beyond the Wall - DAMUVAD 2018 Scholarship Competition

2017

Finalist / Fast Company 2017 World Changing Ideas

2017

Merit Award / DFA Design for Asia Awards (Product and Industrial Design)

2013

Selected Participant / Archiprix International 2013 (World's Best Graduation Projects)

2012

Finalists / IEAGD 2012 (International Exhibition of Architectural Graduation Designs)

2012

Honour of Distinction in Thesis Design / Class of 2012, Department of Architecture, Tunghai University

2012

Selected Submission / d3 Housing Tomorrow 2012

2011

Honourable Mention / JJPan Student Competition 2011

2010

Selected Submission / Taiwan Young Talent Award - Housing Competition

2009

Honourable Mention / W.S.Hung Annual Memorial Award

Exhibitions 

2020

Biovessel, Alphapot / “Social Design Exhibition Asia”, reddot design museum, Xiamen

2019

Biovessel /“Food Revolution 5.0”, Gewerbemuseum, Zurich

2018

Biovessel /“Future Perfect”, Sunset, Taipei

2017

Biovessel /“Food Revolution 5.0”, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

2017

Biovessel /“Food by Design” , MODA Museum of Design Atlanta

2017

Biovessel /“Design in Progress”, The Design Museum, London

2012

Slow Machine /“Archiprix International 2013”, MARHI, Moscow

2012

Slow Machine /“IEAGD”, Loudong Cultural Museum, Ilan City

2012

Gradient Housing /“d3 Housing Tomorrow 2012”, School of Architecture, Mississippi State University

2011

House Maze /“JJPan Student Competition 2011”, School of Architecture, Tianjin University

2010

Hypostatic Void /“Taiwan Young Talent Award - Housing Competition”, URS127 Gallery, Taipei

2008

Street Furniture_Instantaneous Stay / Gallery 43, Tunghai University

Publications

2021

Biovessel / The Wall Street Journal, How Composting Has Gone High-Tech, January 2021

2019

Bionicraft / The Michelin Guide Hong Kong, December 2019

2017

Biovessel / Fast Company Magazine, April 2017, p86

2017

Biovessel / The Guardian, Sustainable Business/Waste-free living, May 27 2017

2016

Biovessel / TechinAsia, Taiwan Startup Biovessel, Sep 9 2016

2013

Slow Machine / Archiprix International 2013, p140

2012

Slow Machine / Business Weekly No.1287, Jul 2012, p168

2012

Slow Machine / C'est Si Bon Magazine, p87

2012

Slow Machine / Taiwan Architecture Magazine, Oct 2012, p205—p207

2012

Gradient Housing / Re-fabricating Nature, p134—137

2011

JJPan Student Competition 2011 / UED Magazine, Dec 2011

2011

JJPan Student Competition 2011 / Taiwan Architecture Magazine, Nov 2011, p23

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