PRINCIPAL / FOUNDER
Joao Lemos started with his pursue to Art and Architecture by initially studying arts. He accomplished a course of Applied Arts before defining his path in architecture. It provided him with a base platform of creativity, critical thinking to society and different approaches in seeking solutions, which turned essential for his Architectural formation. He holds an Architecture Master degree from ULHT in Lisbon, and is a Netherlands Registered Architect.
During the past years he has collected a rich variety of cultural and professional experiences through his work in Switzerland for Burckhardt & Partner, Dfab Studio in Malta and China where he worked for Massimiliano Fuksas.
The understanding of different cultures as well as accumulation of diverse education and profound professional experiences allowed a new perspective. At the end of 2011 he founded NTYPE, an office performing design work in different areas, including urban planning, architecture, installation, furniture and graphic design, as well as research and writing.
He keeps connected with the academic world giving lectures in universities in different countries about computational design, parametric and design methods. He was also invited as a guest critic for final reviews of Architecture and Urban Planning at several universities.
PRINCIPAL / FOUNDER
Before becoming a principal of NTYPE, Yang Yang worked in MVRDV Rotterdam and was a senior architect at OMA. She joined OMA Rotterdam headquarter in 2006 then worked in OMA for nearly eight years in various countries and cities, including Rotterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. During this period with OMA, she worked on a wide range of international projects with locations in Russia, France, China etc., from urban scale master planning, to architecture and interiors. Among which, she was fully involved in the whole design and construction process of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, from schematic design to the completion of the project.
Besides architecture Yang Yang also has experiences in curating exhibitions. For example, she worked at Netherlands Architecture Institute for the exhibition of China Contemporary in 2006 in Rotterdam. With a wide knowledge in international contemporary practices in art, design, architecture and urbanism, she has been invited to give lectures in universities and TED, to have talks in galleries and international forums, and to be a guest critic for final reviews of Architecture and Urban Planning in universities. She was interviewed by newspaper, magazines and websites, also writes articles for magazines and books.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences from Delft University of Technology. She is a registered architect in the Netherlands.
PRESENT AND FORMER COLLABORATORS
Steve Sun, Vicky Yu, Lyric Liu, Dennis Li,
Michelle Fang, Julian Tang, Mathias Schultz,
Christina Baumgartner, Wen Yifan,
Dong Xiangyu, Zhang Yifei, Sun Guoyu,
Fabio Paulo, Henrique Narciso