“we don’t ask to be eternal beings,we only ask that things do not lose all their meaning.”antoine de saint exupéryfounded in 2004 by partners lyndon neri and rossana hu, nhdro(neri&hu design and research office) is a multi-disciplinary architectural design practice based in shanghai, china. NHDRO works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services. currently working on projects in seven countries, NHDRO is composed of multi-cultural staff who speak over 20 different languages. the diversity of the team reinforces a core vision for the practice: to respond to a global worldview incorporating overlapping design disciplines for a new paradigm in architecture.NHDRO’s location is purposeful. with shanghai considered a new global frontier, NHDRO is in the center of this contemporary chaos. the city’s cultural, urban, and historic contexts function as a point of departure for the architectural explorations involved in every project. because new sets of contemporary problems relating to buildings now extend beyond traditional architecture, the practice challenges traditional boundaries of architecture to include other complementary disciplines.