After graduating from Yale in 2001, Boston architect Chongzi Chen founded independent firm Chen Architect (which we learned about from previous Playlister Aisha Densmore-Bey). His work ranges from commercial projects to residential home and interiors to green buildings. In addition to his design work, he has also taught courses focusing on integrated design practices for environmental systems and the history of sustainability. From his sun-drenched studio, Chongzi gets right to the music in this week’s Playlist.
What do you listen to while you work?
How do you listen?
Do you have any favorite music websites/providers?
Does music influence your work?
I like live music in local bars and I enjoy going to singer/songwriter nights. Their creativity sometimes inspires me to do more creative design in architecture.
Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste?
Radio. One of my friends, who plays in a band, influences my tastes.
What song or artist best represents the work you create?
Ideal place to sit and listen to your playlist:
The ideal place (for others) to sit and listen to my playiist is the Eames Molded Plastic Rocker, preferably with a white seat.
1. Price Tag, Jessie J
2. In the Air Tonight, Phil Collins
3. No Woman No Cry, Bob Marley
4. Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton
5. All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey, Love Actually Soundtrack
6. Take Me Home, Country Roads, John Denver
7. Hey Jude, The Beatles
8. Let It Be, The Beatles
9. Empire State of Mind, Jay Z & Alicia Keys
10. Ain’t No Sunshine, Bill Withers
Photos: Chongzi Chen