Founded in 2004 and based in Shanghai and London, neri & hu design and research office works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services. They work on projects in many countries with a multi-cultural staff. This diversity emphasises the firm's vision to respond to a global worldview incorporating overlapping design disciplines. This first ever book on neri & hu design and research office documents a selection of their work in architecture and product design. With a lavishly illustrated beautiful design concept, it is structured in three sections: Buildings features seven renovation projects in Shanghai, complete refurbishments as well as interior redesigns. Products presents four designs for household goods and furniture. Projects documents ongoing and unrealized architectural work in Florida, London, Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur. An introduction and a topical essay on renovation as well as an overview of neri & hu design and research office's projects to date round out the book. Lyndon Neri studied architecture at University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Before founding his own firm with Rossana Hu he has been working for more than ten years with Princeton-based Michael Graves & Associates and various architectural firms in New York. Rossana Hu studied architecture and music at University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University. She worked with Michael Graves & Associates and Ralph Lerner Architect in Princeton; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York; and The Architects Collaborative (TAC) in San Francisco before founding neri & hu design and research office.