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INTRODUCTION

SoomeenHahm Design Ltd is a London based design studio focusing on design research and practice tackling the issues of computational paradigm in architecture across multiple scales and perspectives. The research looks at the ecology of computational power, technology and human intuition and see how this collaboration impacts on the design industry and physical environment. Approached from strong academic drives, the office is trying to bridge between academic interest and commercial practices. Practical work produced in the office includes from small products to large architectural and urban design – experts in providing conceptual design solutions. Currently the office is interested in the use of Augmentation (ie AR/VR) to execute complex and precise digitally generated forms. Questioning the future role of human, robot, machine and computer.

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Soomeen Hahm

Director of SoomeenHahm Design Ltd.

Teaching Fellow at UCL Bartlett School of Architecture (BPro RC9)
Director of AA Visiting School Beijing
Director of AA Visiting School Seoul

M.Arch, Architectural Association (AADRL), London UK
B.Arch, Tsinghua University, Beijing China

Former Senior Designer of Zaha Hadid Architects
Former Course Tutor at AA Design Research Lab (DRL)
Former Unit master at Architectural Association Intermediate (Int 13)
Former Unit master at Bartlett BSc (UG2)

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Soomeen gained her Bachelor of Architecture degree at the Beijing Tsinghua University and her Master of Architecture degree at the Architectural Association where she studied in the Design Research Lab (DRL). After her graduation, she developed her interests focusing on research in generative and algorithmic design using computer coding, application of multi-agent systems in design, interactive/responsive environments, behavioural patterns of natural systems, as well as robotic fabrication processes and digital modes of production. Her latest research focuses on AR/VR, wearable machines and human computer interaction. She is specialized in coding, digital simulations and 3d modelling in various software platforms. Since her graduation, Soomeen has taught and lectured at numerous institutions in UK and internationally, teaching studios, workshops and short courses focusing on computational design. In addition to this, she is contributing to various online educational platforms and digital toolset libraries. While participating in different academic events, she tries to tackle the issue of computational design paradigm in architecture across multiple scales, through collaboration and exchange of knowledge with other experts from the field. She is experienced in teaching design studios. She used to direct multiple design studios at the AA and the Bartlett. She is currently teaching at the Bartlett UCL directing a design studio in master’s course – BPro AD – dealing with architectural design and fabrication through augmentation. She is also an experienced designer worked several years at Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design where she engaged in designing some of the most iconic buildings and products.

 

Hanjun Kim

Associate of SoomeenHahm Design Ltd.

Teaching Assistant of AA Visiting School Beijing
Teaching Assistant of AA Visiting School Seoul

M.Arch, Architectural Association (AADRL), London UK

Former Lead Designer at L’EAU Design, Seoul

Hanjun Kim is currently the associate of the Soomeenhahm Design Ltd, and an architectural designer and researcher based in London. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea and his Masters of Architecture degree at AA School of Architecture where he studied in the Design Research Lab (DRL).
He is specialized in computer coding and scripting, digital and physical modelling, and editing videos and images. His research focuses on behavioural complexity including autonomous, self-awareness and assembly systems which is related to human-machine interaction. He also has interests in coding to explore computational space, material prototyping to analyse methodology of form finding, neighbour interactive system of cellular automata, multi agent system of swarm behaviour, as well as actor network system between human, machine, and environment.
He has previously worked for seven years in L’EAU Design in Seoul, where he led design team. His experience in the company is spread over various aspect in architecture such as furniture, interior, architecture and urban design with numerous built projects.

 

CONTACT

SoomeenHahm Design Ltd.

info@soomeenhahm.com
+44 (0)20 3239 0322
8a Leather Lane, EC1N 7RE, London, UK

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