About

Studio Profile

Studio SKLIM is an international design agency crafting bespoke solutions.

Studio SKLIM firmly believes that design opportunities are inherent, waiting to be unleashed or given a new perspective.  The organisation of “raw materials” not limited to the form of environmental data, typographical conditions, cultural peculiarities and technological limits form a new ground from which our design process initiates these extractions.  Our fast changing contemporary life demands a rethink and reorganisation of existing spatial parameters, therefore making conceptual clarity and contemporary investigative research instrumental to the design process of our work.  Our design ethos feeds on these rigors.

From banality breeds creativity and each project stems from its own unique set of pragmatics and constraints.   We believe that the most basic of design solutions are intrinsically  able to conjure the most complex relationships with the environment.

We embark on design journeys with our consultants and clients, as a collective experience to explore market demands, environment sustainability, design technology and socio-cultural landscapes with the hope of creating built environments that resonate with our shared positions.

Now

Studio SKLIM is widely published on both web and print regionally and internationally.  The studio’s works have been featured by Dezeen, Designboom, Archdaily, Yatzer and other design web portals.  Studio SKLIM has received wide press coverage in international publishers such as Thames & Hudson, Frame, Domus , Gestalten, Braun and Phaidon.  Amongst these publication titles include Frame’s “Night Fever 3” & “ Powershop 5’’ , Gestalten’s “The Sky’s the Limit-Applying Radical Architecture”, Braun’s “Atlas of World Architecture”  and Phaidon’s ‘‘Jutaku: Japanese Houses’’amongst others.

The studio has exhibited at The Design Exchange (Canada’s Design Museum) in Toronto and The Centre for Architecture (American Institute of Architects) in New York.  Studio SKLIM has also been featured on HGTV’s (USA) architectural program “Extreme Homes”.  Studio SKLIM was recently selected amongst 4 design firms by Singaporean architects MKPL for an exhibition at the URA atrium entitled: Homegrown: A Singapore Design Consciousness.

Studio SKLIM is currently working on projects in the Asia Pacific region which includes residential interiors in Singapore and an educational building in India.

Exhibitions

Homegrown: A Singapore Design Consciousness

Organised by MKPL Architects

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Atrium, Singapore

29th March -15th April 2016

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge

Organised by Centre for Architecture – American Institute of Architects (New York Chapter),

Curated by Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure,

New York, USA

13th Feburary-26th May 2014

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge

Organised by Design Exchange – Canada’s Design Museum,

Curated by Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure,

Toronto, Canada

13th September-13th November 2012

Broadcast Media

Extreme Homes – Bubbles, Bottles & Bookcases

commissioned by Home & Gardens TV (HGTV), USA

produced by Pioneer Productions , UK

First telecast on 8th November 2012

Principal

AA Dipl (UK), BA Arch (NUS)

Born in Singapore, Kevin Lim is the founding principal of Studio SKLIM.  Kevin Lim graduated with the AA Diploma from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London after architecture studies at the National University of Singapore.  His formative years were chiseled by one of Singapore’s pioneer architects, Mr William Lim.  He has worked extensively in London, Singapore and Beijing with various international practices including the Dutch architectural practice, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) founded by Rem Koolhaas.  His past experiences in the Asia Pacific region include high-rise luxury residences, mixed-use developments and office buildings.

Kevin Lim was selected as one of the Key Designers of Heineken’s Open Design Explorations 2 for a Future Lounge showcased at London Design Week 2014.  He was invited as a panelist at MKPL architects (Singapore) curated forum: Common Ground: Homegrown Designers at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre, Singapore.

 

Speaker/Panelist @ Common Ground: Homegrown Designers

Organised by MKPL Architects & URA

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Function Hall, Singapore

29th March 2016

Speaker/Panelist @ Dialogues on the Ground Series: Small Creative Entrepreneurs and the Spaces of New Economies

Organised by ETH Zurich & Future Cities Lab (FCL)

Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre Atrium, Singapore

6th February 2015

Presenter @ Pecha Kucha Tokyo

Super Deluxe, Tokyo

26th January 2012

Collaborators

Xu Lanxue/ Federico Mira/ Machiko Nakamura/ Ruca/ Debby Yu/ Irwin Ho/ Dr. Desmond W.A Lee/ Law Jiahao/ Michael Yeoh/ Beatrice Ong/ Josh Pattarapol Punpeng/ Zakhran Khan/ Ashwin Bafna /Aaron Lee /