The Berlage

Keynote Orange Room

DnA_Design and Architecture

Quarry No. 9: Stage Space, Lishui City, China, 2022. (Photography by Wang Ziling)

DnA design and architecture is an interdisciplinary practice founded by xu tiantian based in beijing. the studio addresses the contemporary living environment, both physical and social, from small to large scale. DnA's approach starts with research and discussion on context, program, and their interaction, which the studio believes are the fundamental elements that define design and architecture, to adapt, engage, and contribute to our society of multiplicity and complexity.

The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This fall semester, speakers include Bovenbouw, Arquitectura-G, Sophie Delhay Architecte, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Part Office, Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture, DnA_Design and Architecture, and Dorte Mandrup A/S.

All lectures are viewable online at and are open to the public at the Orange Room, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft.

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