Xuanyi Nie

Horizon: the floating island

I dreamed of a church,

a church where light casting down through Gothic glass

echoes the holy hymns of divine oracles

An absolute elegance,

like you sit there and watching me,

and I sweat nervously

like in a hot humid summer night,

but with no drinks

Thunder comes

and rain arrives,

clouds smother the echo.

About The Designer

Xuanyi Nie is currently pursuing his M.Arch at the Harvard GSD. He is interested in experimenting with formal logics when addressing architectural problems and to systematically bring them back to the pragmatics of buildings. He has also worked at various places, including KPF, New York City Department of City Planning, SO-IL, and Kengo Kuma.