JK-AR is an agenda-based architecture practice founded in 2017 by Jae K. Kim. JK-AR is a platform for design experiments. We create space and form to yield new experiences. We think of visions for human life through architecture. At JK-AR, we believe that the spirit of exceptional architecture can be felt through remarkable designs that implement state-of-the-art techniques.
For these aims, JK-AR develops new means of design, construction, and structural engineering by using today’s advanced technology. Working seamlessly with the studies of design computation, digital fabrication, and material application, the office challenges current practice to transform the building industry.
Recently, JK-AR is inventing new applications of conventional materials, focusing on wood and concrete. Especially for wood under the project, ‘Forgotten Monuments,’ the office is dedicated to studies recreating traditional East Asian timber frame buildings with contemporary engineered woods and digital solutions. Additionally, the office investigates to rethink of concrete construction through advanced manufacturing strategies such as 3D printers, under the project, ‘Solid Nature.‘