Tuning Synesthesia (tSynsth, TS) is an interdisciplinary team of designers and engineers, designeers, dedicated to application of computational design in various fields of design, placing much emphasis on a sustainable identity in design and its development.
The team focuses on a thorough and proactive research of existing systems and design prototypes for application in design and architecture practice; the result of which has been publicly acclaimed in the format of a series of computational design workshops held successfully in Beijing in the year 2016. The team expertise extends to several areas in interdisciplinary system research, including architecture, computer science, nature science, literature, art and music; and applied to master planning, architectural design, building skin standardization, landscape design, and web application. As specialized consultants in computational design, the team has collaborated on projects with many global and domestic firms, some of which have been awarded notable recognition, both practical and academic.
Multivalence to Synesthetic Design
Our concept in design starts from the universal idea, interpretation differs dramatically from person to person. When intangible phenomena are embodied, interpretation plays an immense role from a project’s onset to its conclusion. We believe that the process of design should span across disciplines, be open to multifaceted perspectives and be devised with ingenuity. Significant emphasis is placed on the understanding of the multivalence of our world to more fully create products that satisfy the practical and aesthetic desires of our customers, allowing our designs to reach a larger and more diverse expanse of users. We embrace this idea of multivalence and incorporate it in real applications of computation within our various types of design.
Synesthesia is described as a condition in which two or more of the five senses that most people experience separately are mixed (Merrian). For example, in addition to seeing colors, one may also feel or smell them, or involve any combination of the five senses. While speaking of synesthesia, the idea of multivalence is a natural phenomenon that can be observed, studied, and put to practical use. It is our mission that, by exploring and tuning our own synesthetic design, we can aim to create a design style that is more multivalent with the possibility of reaching a diverse network of users and goals.
2019 Lecture at Turenscape Academy “To Be” Salon Series DIGITAL LANDSCAPE at Roca Beijing Gallery : COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN – A New Paradigm in Architecture
2019 Lecture at Hongshi Design: COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN – As an emerging paradigm more than just a technological advancement
2019 Turenscape Winter Computational Design Workshop: Design Fundamentals 1
2018 CAFA Computational Design Workshop: Mediated Resonance Public Art and Space Design
2018 Turenscape Summer Computational Design Workshop: Design Fundamentals 1
2017 Turenscape Academy Workshop Series First Installment: Variable Territories (Conceived by Tom Verebes)
2016 Second Prize: W.E Plus Design Contest, Tongzhou BDA City of W.E Plus Creative Design Contest
2016-2017 5 Installments of Computational Design Workshop: Variations of Applied System (VAS) Vol.1-5: Collaboration with gooood.hk, AntiStatics
2015 Lecture at Tsinghua University Academy of Art Parametric Design – System
Tuning Synesthesia was originally started in 2012 as a team of freelancers by Chie Fuyuki (冬木千枝) and in 2016 it was then established as a registered architectural design firm 系联建筑设计咨询（北京）有限公司 in Beijing, China.
Tian Xie, Zijing Shang, Peihang Wang, Yufan Xie, Mira Simeonova, Xinyi Yao, Jiaxing Fan, York Shue, Tianbao Hu, Bryan Pukanda, Billy Brodus, Helen Au, Julio Lemena, Devina Godjali, Reza P Santoso, Mary Denman, Marian Albarrán, kaikaikay