Minimax Studio

MiniMax Studio is an experimental platform for architecture, lanscape architecture, and urban deisgn. Managed by Zhicheng Xu, Minimax engages in competitions and research, while collaborating on architectural projects with like minded individuals around the world.

Zhicheng Xu /

Zhicheng Xu is a graduate fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Architecture.

Studied Landscape Architecture and Studio Art, he graduated from Purdue University in 2015 with distinction. Originally from Chengdu, China, he is interested in exploring how culture manifests itself through architecture and landscape, as well as the interaction between human and the built environment. While at Purdue, his research project: Natural Water as Cultural Water was honored with an Excellence Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - the highest honor given to academic work in the field.

In professional practice, Zhicheng directs his work toward small scale installation, urban design, and architecture. He worked with Sasaki Associates in Boston on many notable international projects, including Kabul Framework Plan in Afghanistan, Tec de Monterrey Masterplan in Mexico, and Las Salinas New Community Plan in Chile. At the same time, he manages Minimax Studio, an experimental design platform where he engages in competitions and research while collaborating on architectural projects with like-minded individuals around the world.

Zhicheng’s works have been recognized nationally and internationally. He has won awards from the Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the National Landscape Architecture Foundation, ASLA-Indiana, and ASLA-Boston. He has participated in architectural exhibitions at the RMIT Design Hub and the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Australia, the Center for Architecture in New York, and in Boston. He has also published writings in magazines and journals such as the Landscape Architecture Magazine in the US, and the LAFrontiers in China.

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