Kevin is speaking at AIA Convention 2016!

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FR119 – Living and Working Abroad: Lessons from the Pros

Friday, May 20 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Credits: 1.00 LU/RIBA

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center


What’s happening in the world of architecture beyond your own backyard? These young, emerging designers are in the thick of it, working overseas and experiencing global practice first-hand.

Join them to explore:
– How global practice creates new opportunities and challenges for the profession’s future leaders
– Which issues and concerns come with working in a foreign context with different social conditions, licensure issues, and project responsibilities
– What their real-word experiences of global education and training can mean for others interested in international practice

There’s a whole world out there! Hear how others are experiencing it—and bring new ideas back to your own practice.

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Creativity as a Family Business: Dinner with the Lims

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Thank you Zolima City Mag for the amazing write-up!

The night before the dinner, Kevin was testing out his recipe for the cake. “I infused the pandan in water, and normally this cake doesn’t have any liquid, so it took awhile to get it right,” he says. It’s dessert as architecture: a final product whose elegance masks the rigours of its construction.

(Check out the full article here)


SCMP Lifestyle: Redesigned offices give workers freedom to hatch fresh ideas

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Kevin Lim Chin-kwok, founder and managing director of OpenUU, believes the workplace design trend is about bosses seeking a happy medium: they want an office space where staff don’t mind spending time as the need arises. So remote work options will still be on the table, he feels, without losing the social aspect, which is also productive. (Continue Reading)


SCMP Lifestyle: architects rekindle passion for plywood, 70 years after Eames chair

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Kevin Lim Chin-kwok, managing director of openUU, employed it as a key element in a warehouse-to-gallery conversion at Wong Chuk Hang, and the Wan Chai art centre of the Asian Cultural Council. In the gallery, plywood platforms cleverly conceal storage space below and also form decorative shelving.

“We try to use it in an orthogonal way [where objects meet at 90 degrees] to create space,” he said.