Atelier Deshaus was founded in Shanghai in 2001. Its current partners and principal architects are Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng. For Atelier Deshaus, each architectural project is an opportunity to explore the essence of things. Starting from a contemplation of the self and the surrounding, Atelier Deshaus continuously searches for a new understanding of reason (li) which does not cut off its relationship with the traditional philia of poetics and ethics (qing). Works of Atelier Deshaus seek consistently to explore an integration of various elements including landscape, humanity, functionality, etc until space and form appear in a structured way.