Founded in 2009, PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE is actively engaged in a broad range of projects of various scales, from offices, artist studios, exhibition spaces to installation, furniture, etc.

Our design begins with identification and analysis of cultural and physical context of the site and drawing inspiration from it. Then a theme of design is to be acquired. This theme will be tangibly represented through the device of architecture, and determines the nature of material, light and space. The theme will be transformed as a result of the reaction when it confronts with site, programmatic requirements, and other external forces. Design process is to discover, during the “reaction”, the threshold between perceptibility and imperceptibility of the theme. This process is calibration of proportion between the real and the mental, the fact and the theme. Sometimes the theme can be resolved into architectural experience, but sometimes it will never be resolved unless the theme is reacquired, because architecture bears practicality.


2020    Design Educates Awards, Honorable Mention, Spring Art Museum, LAKA Foundation
2019    WAN Awards, Bauhaus Gold Prize, Tianyun Industrial Complex, UK
2019    Architecture Survey and Design Awards, Second prize, Tianyun Industrial Complex, China
2019    Master Architecture Prize, Firm of the year/Small Multidisciplinary, PRAXiS d’ ARCHITECTURE, US
2019    Master Architecture Prize, Winner, Tianyun Industrial Complex, US
2019    German Design Awards, Winner, Tianyun Industrial Complex, Germany
2018    The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design Awards, Spring Art Museum, US
2017    American Architecture Prize, Firm of the Year Awards Short listed, PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE, US
2017    Iconic Architecture Awards, Winner, Ying Gallery, Germany
2016    World Interior News Awards, Final winner, Importance of Walking Store, UK
2016    Iconic Architecture Awards, Winner, Spring Art Museum, Germany
2016    A’ Design Bronze Awards, Spring Art Museum, Italy
2016    Architizer A+Awards, Special Mention, PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE Studio (Dongfeng art District 11-1), US
2014    Design excellence certificate, 751DLab, Beijing, China


2020    TATLER Magazine, “DI Shaohua: Expressing Through Steel and Concrete” , Article by XUE Xiaowei, LIU Ya, Publisher: Qing SHEN,  June, Shanghai China
2019    LIFE Magazine, “People: DI Shaohua, Blaze a New Trail”,Article by LIU Feisi, Oct, Shanghai, China
2019    New Chinese Architecture: Twenty Women Building the Future, “Spring Art Museum”, “Ying Gallery”, “Dongrun Apartment”, by Austin Williams, Mar., Thames & Hudson, London, UK
2019    Dezeen: Five building that show how women architects are building China’s future, “Spring art museum”, Article by Tom Ravenscroft, May
2019    30 of the Most Relevant World Architects, WWA Architecture, “Importance of Walking Store”, “Spring Art Museum”, by Oscar Asensio, Linea Editorial, Barcelona Spain
2018    Bei Yang Jiang Xin, “Spring Art Museum”, “Ying Gallery”, “Importance of Walking Store”, Nov., Tianjin University Press, China
2017    Architizer, “Lake Shore Studio”, Jul., US
2017    Contemporist, gooood, “Ying Gallery”, May
2017    V2COM, “Importance of Walking Store”, May
2017    ArchDaily, “Lake Shore Studio”, “Dongrun Apartment”, May
2017    ArchDaily, “Ying Gallery”, Apr.
2016    AW Design Magazine, “Spring Art Museum”, Apr., Seoul, Korea
2016    ARCHIPENDIUM, “Spring Art Museum”, “Dongrun Apartment”, Mar., Germany
2016    AW Design Magazine, “MAX Show Center”, Feb. , Seoul, Korea
2016    Dezeen, ArchDaily, ARCHITECT Magazine, DETAIL, gooood, “Spring Art Museum”, Jan.
2016    CONCEPT Magazine, “Lake Shore Studio”, “MAX Show Center”, “Spring Art Museum”, “Youth Career Center”, Jan. , Seoul, Korea
2015    Frame Book – The other office 2: creative workplace design, “ PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE Studio” (Dongfeng art District 11-1) Page 240-247, Page 481, Dec., Amsterdam, Netherland
2015    ArchDaily, “Importance of Walking Store”, “MAX Show Center”, Oct.
2015    Devisare, “Importance of Walking Store”, “ PRAXiS d’ARCHITECTURE Studio”, “Dongrun Apartment”, Oct.
2015    Interior Design China, “Importance of Walking Shoe Store”, Page 14, 48-49, July, Beijing, China
2015    Tencent Net / Asian Pacific Residence  , “Progressing design through immersing into construction ”, Article by LIU Yaoru, Jan, Beijing, China
2014    Urban Environment and Design, “Dongrun Apartment” and “Lake Shore Artist Studio”, Oct. Beijing, China
2014    Pro Design,“Youth Career Development Center”, “Lake Shore Artist Studio”, Page 72-83, April, Guangzhou, China


2020/09    “Beijing Women Architects”, selected works from 2014-2019, Organizer: Beijing Women Architect Association, Beijing, China
2019/10    “New Chinese Architecture, 20 Women Building the Future” tour exhibition, Spring Art Museum, Hongkong University Library, Curator: Austin Williams, Hongkong, China
2019/09    “Confluence” tour exhibition, Beijing international design week, Selected works from 2009-2018, Curator: Song Kun & Tianjin University College of Architecture, Beijing, China
2019/06    “New Chinese Architecture, 20 Women Building the Future”, Spring Art Museum, Zi Yun Zhai, Curator: Austin Williams, Shanghai, China
2019/05    “Confluence”, Tianjin international design week, Selected works from 2009-2018, Tianjin, Curator: Song Kun & Tianjin University College of Architecture, Tianjin, China
2016/06    “Reinvention along the boundary, Making a Bridge”, Selected works from 2009-2016, Ying Gallery, Curator: WANG Ying, Beijing, China
2014/11    “Poly Fall Auction / Design Section”, 400 sqm artist studio physical model, Curated by Poly Auction, Beijing, China
2014/09    “751 D·LAB”, Beijing International Design Week, Selected works from 2009-2012, Curator: MA Xiaowei, Beijing, China

Lectures, Panels and Jurors (Shaohua DI)

2021/03    Panelist, lecturer by Dominique Perrault: Urban Planning Strategies / Building the City, organized by Architecture Department, Tianjin University, Tianjin University Architecture Design Institute Co., Ltd., “Unban, Environment, Design” magazine
2021/02-   Juror, 2021 World Architecture News Awards, UK
2021/01    Panelist, lecturer by Roger Bundschuh: Heterarchy Revisited, organized by Architecture Department, Tianjin University, Tianjin University Architecture Design Institute Co., Ltd., China
2020/12    Panelist, lecturer by Peter Brown: Creating an Architecture for Learning, organized by Architecture Department, Tianjin University, Tianjin University Architecture Design Institute Co., Ltd., China
2020/11    Juror, graduate thesis final review, Architecture Department, Tianjin University, China
2020/Fall   Studio tutor, graduate architecture studio, Tianjin University, China
2020/10-   Juror, 2021 Female Frontier Awards powered by WAN, UK
2020/08    Interview by “Designeraer”, China
2020/07    Lecture, “PRAXiS d’ ARCHITECTURE selected works”, organized by Victory Star Architecture Design Institute, Beijing, China
2020/06    Guest critic, graduate thesis review (Bundschuh studio), Dessau Institute of Architecture, Germany
2020/04-   Juror, 2020 World Architecture News Awards, UK
2019/11    Guest speaker, “Architecture Transmits Meaning”, AIA Shanghai symposium and regional meeting, China
2019/09    Interview by Julie Payette, founder of V2COM, China
2019/06    Juror, undergraduate thesis final review, Architecture Department, Tianjin University, China
2019/05    Panelist, “Architecture creativity as social practice”, organized by Chinese Architecture Model Museum, Shanghai, China
2019/04    Panelist, “Her Voice” : Breaking the Barrier, organized by Roca Gallery Beijing, China
2018/10    Lecture, “Seeking rationality behind incidence”, Zhu Long academic group, China
2017/10    Lecture, “ Spring art museum & Ying Gallery renovation”, Zhu Long academic group, China