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Detail in Contemporary Office Design

Published by Laurence King Publishing Ltd, UK

Drew Plunkett & Olga Reid

May, 2014

Detail in Contemporary Office Design

“‘Office design has changed significantly over the last few years and is now one of the most innovative areas of interior design.

It used to be the case that only the public spaces of an office were creatively designed, but increasingly the staff areas are seen as key reflections of the company brand as well. In more radical offices, there is also a growing belief in the importance of work areas as social spaces and a blurring of the distinction between work and recreation.

This book explores in detail 42 of the best recent office design schemes, featuring projects from leading architects around the world. Each project includes photographs as well as detailed drawings and plans, where appropriate, in addition to informative text describing the design concept and process. A bonus CD contains drawings featured in the book, in both eps and dwg (generic CAD) formats.”

The Center for Architecture, NY

February 13 – May 26, 2014

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge explores the elegant, and oftentimes elusive intersection between the aesthetics of architectural form and the technicality of structural design, through the lens of earthquake engineering. Curated by Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng and Dr. Effie Bouras, of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, this exhibition emerged from their research on the resiliency of emergency shelters and civil protection buildings, such as schools and hospitals, in earthquake zones throughout the world.

Considering the Quake was originally presented at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. At the Center for Architecture in New York, it will include an installation by SOFTLab in consultation with engineers from Arup.

The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012
(212) 683-0023


The Straits Times – Life

Published by SPH, Singapore

The Straits Times, Life, 30th March 2013

Have a Splash at Work – Zoned Out Office

“Inside Makespace, it is a different story from the grimy surrounds. The year-old office is configured into six colour zones, each with a cool name.”

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Extreme Homes

Hansha Reflection House has been featured in an American architecture television series entitled ” Extreme Homes”.  This episode will be broadcasted in North America from 8th November – 30th December, 2012.

Home and Garden Television – HGTV (US) has commissioned Pioneer Productions (UK) to capture unique residences all across the globe.

Edition29 – Housed

Edition29 – Housed, an iPad based architectural magazine interviews Kevin Lim on his design thoughts and processes with regards to Hansha Reflection House.  An audio clip of the interview is available from the magazine.

Design Exchange, Toronto

Design Exchange Toronto

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge

13th September – 13th November 2012

Studio SKLIM’s Hansha Reflection House has been selected for an exhibition at the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum in Toronto.

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge exhibition, opening at the Design Exchange during the week of the Toronto International Film Festival, will feature recent cutting edge building projects from some of the most innovative architects and engineers, as seen through the lens of earthquake engineering.

International in scope, projects are culled from throughout the world, with Architects and Engineers featured including Office for Metropolitan Architecture‘s groundbreaking Taipei Performing Arts Center, their newly opened CCTV in China and others; Daniel Libeskind‘s Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco; Japan’s Studio SKLIM‘s earthquake proof House; Arup Engineering, featuring their illustrious Olympic water cube, the site of an unprecedented collection of swimming records and venue for aquatic events of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, their York University subway project in Toronto with Foster and Partners Architects and other ARUP projects; a housing prototype in the Santa Monica mountains, by Los Angeles’ Predock Frane Architects; a house rebuilt on the site of a catastrophic earthquake by Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen and University of Toronto’s team of recent PhD graduates whose firm, Cast Connex, is now among the leaders of seismic technology, with projects including the World Trade Center 3 building and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. These, along with several other original projects will be accompanied by full scale seismic technology, architectural and structural models, renderings, computational animations and other multimedia platforms.

The exhibit will also feature related lectures and presentations, including Los Angeles based filmmaker Tomas Koolhaas‘ up-and-coming feature length documentary titled “REM” about his father, renowned architect, Rem Koolhaas.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Effie Bouras, postdoctoral fellow and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics.”