2019 - Daylight Symposium
"Light and architecture" by Cui Kai
China Architecture Design & Research Group, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Design Master, and Founder of Land-based Rationalism D.R.C
Light and architecture —Cui Kai In the large-scale urban development of underground space, the use of natural light is not only related to visual perception, but also has the significance of energy saving and public safety. But the current technical specifications put forward the opposite regulations for the same purpose, which limits the scale and quality of underground space utilization. In the design of the underground transportation hub of Beijing Vice-Center, efforts are being made to build a sunny underground city, which is a noteworthy section of China's green construction and development.
Cui Kai was born in Beijing in 1957, and graduated from Department of Architecture, Tianjin University in 1984 with a master degree. Now he is Honorary President, Chief Architect of China Architecture Design & Research Group, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Design Master, and Founder of Land-based Rationalism D.R.C. As a promoter of architectural academic research, Cui Kai also acts as the Vice President of Architectural Society of China, Professor of Tianjin University, Practical Professor of Tsinghua University, Professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and editorial board member of several architectural magazines. He is also a bearer of numerous prizes, such as National Best Science and Technology Worker (1997), Expert who enjoys special subsidy from the State Council (1998), Excellent Mid-young aged Expert of the Ministry of Personnel (1999), Candidate of “National Hundred, Thousand & Ten Thousand Reserves Project” (1999), French Culture & Art Cavalier Medal(2003), Liang Sicheng Award (2007), and Academician of International Architecture Academy of Bulgaria (2015).