Atelier Deshaus was founded in Shanghai in 2001. Current partners and principal architects are Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng. They regard each architectural practice as an opportunity to explore the essence of things. Starting from the contemplation of self and the surrounding, Deshaus continuously searches for the 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 to explore further integration of various elements including landscape, humanity, functionality, until the space and form appear in a tangible way.