Kris Provoost is a Belgian born architect and photographer. He is active in Asia designing and capturing buildings and cities, to better understand the build environment. After graduating in 2010 with a Master in Architecture, he relocated to Beijing where he started his architecture career contributing to building spread around Asia. He worked for highly respected design frms including Zaha Hadid Architects and Buro Ole Scheeren. In 2013 he moved further south and set up base in Shanghai, where he now works for GMP Architekten. Besides designing architecture, he also captures architecture and infrastructure for a variety of clients across the region. Merging designer eye with photography blends well together, and infuence each other complimentarily.
Architectural Video In 2013, Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost founded #donotsettle. This online architecture video project focuses on the users perspective of building and cities. Together we createshort, fun and expressive videos that are trying to break the paradigm of architecture media.Over the years, #donotsettle has collaborated with MVRDV, MAD Architects, UNStudio,amongst others to highlight their recently completed projects and bring a new perspective onto the architecture.
Architectural Photo Essays Additionally Kris creates architecture photo essays highlighting different aspects of architecture. In 2017 he published Beautifed China I, which proved successful and shared on a large scale across the web. The follow-up come in 2018, Beautifed China II, highlighting China’s ‘other’ cities. Other architecture photo essays he created are Elevational Patterns, ArchitecturalBlues, Dynamics of Volume, Hong Kong Housing Estates, Doha’s Education City
Kris' work has appeared on CNN Style, Dezeen, ArchDaily, Designboom, gooood, That's Mag Beijing, Time Out Shanghai, Abduzeedo, Fubiz, T-Magazine.
Kris is currently based in Shanghai, China.