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Dimitri Kim

Architect, XMANIFOLD A.D.R.L. in Munich Germany

I run an independent, research and design practice, XMANIFOLD A.D.R.L. (Applied Design Research Laboratory), dedicated to critical, curatorial, and speculative practice in built environment, urbanism, and critical studies of architecture. The studio’s most recent work includes authoring for the studio’s first monograph, “S.E.A.L. (Sea, Earth, Aether, and Landscape)”, design proposal for the Cincinnati’s Live-Make Industrial Arts Center, curatorial work for young architects exhibition, “Revenant: the Undeath of Ideas in Architecture” in Honolulu, and editor and publisher of upcoming online journal of tropical architecture and urbansim, ‘Prototropic’.

Prior to operating my own studio, I have worked with Greg Lynn, Elena Manferdini, Eric Owen Moss, Testa/Weiser, KY International, and LAR/Fernando Romero on various speculative and built projects in architecture, design, and art installations.

My work have been exhibited at the Pacific Design Center, Merchant Street Gallery, SCI-Arc Gallery, and CoXist Gallery in Los Angeles and Honolulu.

My writings have been published in 'PLAT' Journal for Architecture (Rice University), 'On Ramp' (SCI-Arc), and 'Abstract' (Columbia University).

I have previously taught and lectured in Los Angeles and Hawaii and have been an invited juror at Woodbury University School of Architecture, the New School in Parsons, University of Hawaii, Chaminade University, Cooper Union, and Columbia University GSAPP in New York.

I currently live and work in Munich, consulting select architecture and interior firms including MD Lab, Schmidhuber and Partner, and Burkhardt und Leitner.

I received a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (M.Sc) from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Design from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Domesticated Space, Industrial Skin

@ VOL 17 ON APR 12, 2013

Dimitri Kim recounts his time taking part in designing residential and commercial spaces in Houston, Texas. He describes the ideas that he has to reclaim local aesthetics, while making them work for new ideas. 

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PAST GSAPP Incubator at New Inc

Brooklyn @ New Museum
Apr 09, 2016