Room 313, Building C, CAUP, Tongji Univ

Research Fields

  • Green Design, Interior Architecture

Research Profile

  • CHEN Yi, full professor of CAUP of Tongji University, member of Academic Committee of CAUP, National License Architect of P. R. China, visiting professor of Pavia University of Italy, Council Member of The Architectural Society of Shanghai (ASSC), Member of Environmental Art Design Committee of China Artists Association.

  • He is the deputy director of the Professional Committees of Interior and Exterior Environmental Design of ASSC; deputy director of the Committees of Decorative Design of Shanghai Decorators Decoration Association. Over the years he has been engaged in the design and study of ecological architecture as well as interior and exterior environmental design, involved in some major research programs.

Grants and Awards

Main Awards (since 2010):

  • Person in charge, The Renovation Project for the Old Campus of Taizhou Middle School in Jiangsu Province, 2nd Prize of 2013 Excellent Architectural Design, Ministry of Education of P.R. China

  • Person in charge, The Renovation Project for the Old Campus of Taizhou Middle School in Jiangsu Province, 3rd Prize of 2013 Excellent Public Building Design, China Exploration and Design Association

  • Participant, Decoration Project of 1·29 Building in Tongji Campus, 2014 Architectural Creation Silver Prize of Architectural Society of China

  • Person in charge, Dongtan Low-Carbon Agricultural Park in Shanghai Chongming Island, Finaliste, Prix du Jeune Tolent Chinois de la Construction Durable, by La Region Rhone-Alpes and Time + Architecture, 2010

  • The textbook “ Principles of Interior Design ” classified as the Excellent textbooks for Shanghai universities and colleges, 2011

  • The course “Principles of Interior Design” classified as 2010 Shanghai Excellent Courses

Main Grants (since 2010):

  • Research on the low carbon architecture design method based on the calculation and evaluation system of carbon emission---taking office buildings in Yangtze Delta as examples, NSFC 51278338

Current Courses

  • Principles of Interior Design (lectures)

  • Architectural Design (design studio)

  • Interior Design (design studio)


Main Books (since 2010):

  1. Chen Yi, Young Interior Architects in Shanghai---Tongji University Interior Design Discipline Graduates (in English),Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli Editore,2014

  2. Chen Yi,Gao Naiyun, Zhang Yongming & Shou Qingyun, Sustainable Design for Chinese Rural Housing, Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press, 2013

  3. Chen Yi & Zheng Shiling, The Buildings of World Exposition, Shanghai: Shanghai University Press, 2010

  4. James P. Warfield, Chen Yi (translating), The Architect’s Sketch, Shanghai:Tongji University Press, 2013

Main Papers (since 2010):

  1. Xia Bing, Chen Yi, Current Situation Research on the Design Process and Methods of Low-Carbon Architecture---Questionnaire Survey on Chinese Architects, Housing Science, 2015(02):20-25

  2. Tang Qi, Chen Yi, Brief Discussion on Protection of Railway Heritage, Housing Science, 2014(12):21-24

  3. Xia Bing, Chen Yi, Analysis and Thought on Design Cases of German Capacity Type Residences, Housing Science, 2014(12):33-38

  4. Chen Yi, Yan Jun, Huang Ping, Thought on Training for Design Talents of Architectural Ornament Industry, Housing Science, 2014(11):55-57

  5. Yan Jun, Chen Yi, Alternative “Green Expressions”---Constructing Building Interface with Wastes, Housing Science, 2014(11):24-27

  6. Chen Yi, Xue Tian, Wang Liang, Principles of Low Carbon Design for Interior Space, Housing Science, 2014(10):27-29

  7. Xue Tian, Chen Yi, The Research on the Evolution of the Church Space in Europe from the 11th to 17th Century AD, Housing Science, 2014(10):49-54

  8. Xue Tian, Chen Yi, Study on Millennium Evolution of European Christianity Church Space, Housing Science, 2014(09):51-56

  9. Xia Bing, Chen Yi, Study on Correlation between Architectural Morphology Operation and Low-Carbon Energy-saving, Housing Science, 2014(09):41-45

  10. Xia Bing, Chen Yi, Comparative Research on the Methods of Low-Carbon Architecture Design, Building Energy Efficiency, 2014(09):60-67

  11. Chen Jingjing, Chen Yi, The Artistic Expression of Green Building Materials in Building Skin Design, Housing Science, 2014(03):43-46

  12. Chen Yi,Ju Ying and Xia Bing, Research on building carbon emission calculation methods---a review of literature in CNKI between 1997 and 2013,  ZCB2014 Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future 2014,edited by Ljubomir Jankovic,Birmingham: Birmingham City University, 2014

  13. Zhang Liang, Chen Yi, Research on Conservational Regeneration of Riverside Area in Urban Center in Italy---Taking Reconstruction Project of Mlaz River Embankment in Turin for Example, Housing Science, 2013(03):33-36

  14. Chen Yi, Low Carbon Design in China, From Research to Design, edited by Ioanni Delsante, Milano: La Triennale di Milano, 2012:20-29

  15. Chen Yi, Beijing’s 798 Art District and 751D Park: two cases of industrial architecture reuse, Re-generation Research, Design, Construction, edited by Ioanni Delsante, Milano: La Triennale di Milano, 2012:33-44

  16. Liu Junming, Chen Yi,Natural Lighting and Highrise Building Elevation Design ---Taking Changsha Vanke Building for Example, Housing Science, 2012(12):13-16

  17. Zhao Zhen, Chen Yi, The Analysis on Low Energy House and Passive House in Germany, Housing Science, 2012(11):50-53

  18. Zhang Liang, Chen Yi, Zhuang Wei, On Theoretical Development of Protection of World Cultrual Heritage from the Perspective of International Charters, Housing Science, 2012(10):32-35

  19. Liu Xiaoxing, Chen Yi, From State Perspective to Everyday Life Perspective---A Research on Urban Spatial Transformation of Lujiazui Central Area, Urban Planning Forum, 2012(03):102-110

  20. Chen Yi, Zuo Yan, Interior Design Education of Tongji University, Time + Architecture, 2012(03):38-41

  21. Chen Yi, The Development of Shanghai’s Architecture in the era of Ecological Awareness—using Eastern Chongming Island as an Example, Experimental Architecture in Shanghai, edited by Ioanni Delsante, Rome: Officina Edizioni, 2011:14-25.

  22. Chen Yi & Xue Yunyun, Study on the Ecological Renovation Project of Existing Farmers Houses in Yingdong Village on Shanghai’s Chongming Island,Changing Shanghai from EXPO’s After Use to New Green Towns, edited by Zheng Shiling &Angelo Bugatti, Rome: Officina Edizioni, 2011:20-25

  23. Qiu Tong, Xu Qiang, Chen Yi, Fan Hongwu, Research on Energy Saving Reconstruction Technology for the Existing Residential Building in Rural Area---Taking Yingdong Village of Chongming Island, Shanghai as a Pilot Project for Energy-saving Reconstruction, Housing Science, 2010(12):5-8

  24. Wang Zhendong, Chen Yi, Ecological Strategy in Urban Building Complex Layout under High Residential Density, Housing Science, 2011(01):27-31

  25. Liu Junming, Chen Yi, Preliminary Exploration of the Evaluation System for Low-Carbon Building in the Chongming Dongtan Agricultural Garden, Housing Science, 2010(09):9-12

  26. Chen Yi, Cao Xinjian, Huang Jieshan, City·Affair---Urban Best Practices Area, Interior Design Construction, 2010(07):22-33

  27. Chen Yi, Ecological Architectural Design in the Urban Best Practices Area of Expo 2010 Shanghai, Time +Architecture, 2010(05):28-33