S.D. is co-founded by CHING-I, WU and director FU-CHU, HSU in 1997. With a team consisting of multiple professionals in fields, such as architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design, S.D. aims for the vision to create an innovative spatial experience.
S.D. takes the concept of unifying the environment and the intermediary space of the building entity, so that the living environment presents the overall style and harmony. With the foundation of human-human interactive model, S.D. strives to integrate landscape and environment into a state of "entering into the landscape from the green, and into the heart from the scene", interpreting the changing performance of life in space, and harmoniously corresponds with the architectural form to capture the vicissitude (changing) of time and light and shadow. This approach implements the virtual and real historical field and time memory in an innovative space to strengthen and repair the lost "spirit of place".
S.D.’s landscape service projects include private housing, collective housing, large-scale community housing development, hotels, public landscape spaces, transportation hubs, international terminals, and hospital public institution buildings. In each implementation proposal, many plans are proposed, and these plans are all closely connected with the local environmental life and the humanities, arts and culture. S.D. will consider the impact of the local climate to determine the plan of landscape planting. All planting plans will consider how to match up with the natural ecosystem to create a more diverse ecosystems in the future and provide a sustainable and friendly renewable urban environment.
SD's work team has won many domestic and international awards, including the Taiwan Urban Design Award for Taichung City, year in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Landscape Design Award in 2019, and the Taiwan Landscape Association's Seventh Landscape Award, Public Space Award, awarded excellent. In 2020 S.D. is honored with the A'Design Landscape Gold Award and also with a total of 12 affirmations in A'Design Landscape Gold, Silver and Bronze. This achievements leads S.D to shortlisted for 4 awards of the Singapore SIDA Interior Design Contest. The most well-known projects are Taiwan Taichung Literature Museum Park, Taiwan Yong-Quan Par, and Taiwan Connection 1908 – an adaptive reuse of Taichung Railway Heritage Site. These projects have also been recognized by many international landscape awards.
S.D. is currently formulating some notable plans, including an investigation of cultural and historical data for the Taiwan Connection 1908, making the humanities and arts and historical spots in the adjacent areas into a network of travel maps, and compiles them into a city guide booklet. The plans also include analyzing the new positioning of urban development on the scale of urban planning, making the theme of space configuration based on the surrounding environmental resources, closely communicating with local residents and conducting lecture courses in the community, so that we can understand the real needs of the public.
Furthermore, through the plan of Yong-Quan Park, the lake walkway connects the historical sugar industry culture and the lake’s complete ecology is re-established and restored, providing citizens with a rest space of culture and other diverse lifestyle functions. Through the reconstruction of cultural and historical resources and the community building method of environmental education, these enable residents' recognize the region they live in with new memories of the land, and prospectively, in the future, a new model of landscape urbanism will be established.