LIU Diyu

Associate Professor

1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China

Research Fields

  • Arichtectural Theory and Chinese Architectural History

Research Profile

  • The micro-morphology of Chinese traditional settlements: from site-adaption of vernacular architecture to built fabric

  • Architecture and settlement in the ancient painting of China

  • The review of Contemporary Chinese architecture

Grants and Awards

  • Scholarship Award for Excellent Doctoral Student Granted by Ministry of Education, PRC. Graduate Student: Liu Diyu, 2010.

  • Graduate Student’s Excellent Achievement (Dissertation) by the Educational Bureau of Shanghai, 2014: “the Townspeople-Images’ Historic and Regional Character in Ancient China: Conparison Studies of Different Versions of Qingming Shanghe Tu”. Graduate Student: Liu Diyu; Supervisor: Chang Qing.

Current Courses

  • Theory and History of Architecture, Part I (Undergraduate program)

  • History of Chinese Architecture (Graduate program)

  • Fundamentals of Architecture Design (Undergraduate program)


Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters

  1. LIU, Diyu. The Cities and Architects in Diferent Versions of Qingming Shanghe Tu [M]. Tongji University Press, 2014.

  2. LIU, Diyu. Rooted [M]. Jiangsu People’s Publishing Ltd, 2013.

Journal/Magazine Papers

  1. LIU, Diyu. "From Historical Images to Architectural Information : Research of Architectural History on Dunhuang Frescoes by Two Scholars from the 1930s to the 1950s" [J]. Architectural Journal, no.9+10 (2014): 150-155.

  2. LIU, Diyu. "Study on the Site-adaptation of Vernacular Architecture in the Wu Area: For Example of the Blocks Named Qi and Hong in Tongli Ancient Town" [J]. The Architect, no.1 (2016): 84-94.

  3. LIU, Diyu. "Trigger Publicness: Design of the New Youth Commune of Songhua Lake, Jilin" [J]. Time + Architecture, no. 6 (2016): 96-103.

  4. LIU, Diyu. "Highlighting the Everyday Lives: Reflecting on Liu Yuyang Architects Wuyuan Road Studio" [J]. Time + Architecture, no. 4 (2016): 106-113.

  5. LIU, Diyu. "Micro-renovation and Continuation: Review on the Renovation Project of the Water Tank House" [J]. Time + Architecture, no. 3 (2016): 64-71.

  6. LIU, Diyu. "Transformation Design of the Water Tower House and Related Domains" [J]. Time + Architecture, no. 6 (2015): 77-81.

  7. LIU, Diyu. "Sensuous Interfaces: On “A Kind of Modern Chinese Style” Embodied in Jiu Jian Tang Second Phase and Building 66" [J]. Time + Architecture, no. 4 (2015): 150-161.

  8. LIU, Diyu. "The Other / Materiality: Two Notes on Deqing Original Homestay" [J]. Time + Architecture, no.2 (2015): 100-105.

  9. LIU, Diyu. "Between Reduced Model and Comlex Reality: Rethinking Frei Otto’s Researchers on Morphology of Settlements" [J].  Time + Architecture, no. 4 (2013): 156-157.

  10. LIU, Diyu. "Starting Point: The Professional Debuts of 1950s and 1960s-born Architects and Architectural Competitions in the 1980s" [J]. Time + Architecture, no. 1 (2013): 40-45.

  11. LIU, Diyu. "A Historical Study of Downtown Streets Spatial Interface in Dongjing in the North-Song Dynasty: The Example of Qingming Shanghe Tu" [J]. Urban Planning Forum, no.3 (2012): 111-119.

  12. LIU, Diyu. "A Study on Cailou-Huanmen of Song Dynasty China" [J]. The Architect, no.2 (2012): 59-64.

  13. LIU, Diyu. "The City Reflected in the Prism of Nature: An Analysis of the Concept of the “Garden City” in the Works Exhibited at the 2011 Chengdu Biennale International Architecture Exhibition" [J]. Time + Architecture, no.5 (2011): 50-53.

  14. LIU, Diyu. "From Enlightenment Return to Everyday: Operations of Architectural Practice of the New Avant-Gardes" [J]. Time + Architecture, no.2 (2011): 36-39.

  15. LIU, Diyu. "Spatial Foundations of Street Culture: A Study on the Relationship Between the Street Space and the Scene of Everyday Lives in Different Versions of Qingming Shanghe Tu" [J]. Time + Architecture, no.4 (2011): 64-71.

  16. LIU, Diyu. "Research on the Detail-Construction of Dongjing City in Nothern-Song Dynasty by Qingming Shanghe Tu" [J]. The Architect, no.2 (2010): 101-106.

  17. LIU, Diyu. "Influence of Relevant Elements on Giving Shape to House Form: Reading Notes from House Form and Culture" [J]. Architectural Journal, no.4 (2008): 100-101.

  18. LIU, Diyu. "Surface as Method: From 4-d Descompounds to 4-d Continuum" [J]. The Architect, no.4 (2004): 25-30.

  19. LIU, Diyu, and Feng Lu. "Openness or Envelopment: Starchitecture and Their Attitudes Towards Building Surface" [J]. Time + Architecture, no.4 (2003): 84-87.

  20. LIU, Diyu. "Design Intervened with Operation: An Opportunity for Architectural Creation" [J]. Time + Architecture, no.3 (2003): 42-43.

  21. LIU, Diyu. "Essay of Beijing: Five Competitions and a Charter" [J]. Time + Architecture, no.2 (2003): 24-25.