TM Studio 是一个以同济大学为背景的建筑设计工作室，其工作范畴涉及传统与现代、本土与流变等当代诸多领域，其作品兼具研究与创作性质。自成立以来，TM Studio 始终关注在城市的背景中进行营造。城市是由无数的自由个体所汇聚而成的多维整体，也是由无数的思考线索所编织而成的有机系统，因而城市中的每一次建造都应当具有其自身的目标与价值。如果说社会历史或者集体生活是一个持续建构的过程，那么城市及其场所也是一个需要不断进行调整的载体。在当前这样一个变革时代的背景中，城市织造所关注的不仅在于通过明晰性的筑造来获取真实感知并呈现具体建筑，而且也力图在深刻的城市背景中完成每一次有关环境与机能的梳理与构造，同时更加进一步地通过链接人与人之间的关系来推进有关社会网络的动态织造，由此引导个体建筑与场所精神之间的那种既特殊又普遍的关系，从而将过去、现在与将来连接在一起。因此，在城市的背景中进行营造也就意味着一种城市织造，它既注重实体建造也注重系统研究，主张通过具体而精准的建构行为，将建筑实体与城市网络关联在一起，将个体思考与集体意志关联在一起，从而去探讨一个社会生活中最具决定而且终极的目标：创造更好的生活环境并体现更高的文明意图。
TM Studio is a university based design and research studio practicing architecture, urban design and studies. Its works combine academic researches with professional practices, touching upon the multiple dialectics between tradition and modernity, locality and its transiency.
Since its outset, the studio insists on making architecture in the context of urbanism.TM Studio believes that every single architectural performance should embrace certain social values, because each city represents a rich medley of heterogeneous individuals, or a living system bearing numerous thoughts and motives.
If the entire social history and collective life were treated as a continuous process of construction, the city itself, with all the places in it, turns out to be a container under unceasing adjustment. The city fabrication does not only result in concrete edifices and environment, but also on deeper levels delicate rearrangement and refinement of the urban network, on which human beings are connected and social interactions are fabricated.
Therefore, designing architecture in an urban context leads to a methodology of fabricating, systematic researches weigh no less than physical construction. Through accurate spatial intervention, and by linking an individual architecture to a broader urban network, TM Studio tries to relate individual architectural motives to the collective will of the city. Only when this relationship is setup, the ultimate objective of architecture design might be achieved: creating better surroundings for life and demonstrating higher intentions of civilization.
Tong Ming received his Bachelor and Master degree of architecture from the Southeast University, Nanjing, respectively in 1990 and 1993, and a Doctorate degree of Urban Planning from Tongji University, Shanghai, in 1999. Tong Mi ng is now the pri ncipl e architect of TM Stud io, a Shanghai based architectural office, and also an urban design professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City, chief planner at Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning Institute, expert of Urban Planning committee of Shanghai.