Endowing Forms with Ideas, Perceiving Ideas through Forms. A mode of architectural creation that marries poetic composition and Eastern philosophy.
Imagist architecture is an abstract form of architectural expression rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy that seeks harmony between man and nature. Out of longing for a poetic lifestyle and the reproduction of scenes, it is a process of architectural creation that starts with feeling but ends with rationality. Proceeding from the regional culture, natural sciences, and architectural purposes, imagist architecture will start with advance imagination of overall artistic conception, conduct abstract construction of architectural imageries and use them for the core spirit and thought of architecture, and further as the guidance on the architectural function, architecture form and design of construction materials. Finally, proper technology will be chosen so as to satisfy the material and mental needs of man, nature and architecture.