SOLID PRIMITIVE HUT

james khamsi SOLID PRIMITIVE HUT folly 2016FIRM’s entry for the Architectural League’s FOLLY 2016 competition was chosen as a notable entry.

A+ for the SFC Bridge

The SFC Bridge was voted the winner in the bridges category of Architizer’s A+ Awards

In Progress: BOMBFELL OFFICES

Bombfell

Coming soon: new offices for a Fashion/ Tech company in Manhattan’s Garment District

SPEECH BUBBLE

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Toronto, ON. A platform for public digital art.
In collaboration with Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins

LED screen mounted on aluminum clad steel frame.
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FROM CREEK TO BEACH

James Khamsi Coney Island birdseye
A Plan for Resilient Public Housing in Coney Island
James Khamsi, Jessica Cheung, Tzuyi Chuang, Jun Park
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SFC BRIDGE

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A public art and infrastructural collaboration with Marman and Borins

Toronto, ON 2015. Aluminum panels and curtain wall on steel structure, with painted mural interior.
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LESSONS LEARNED

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On the legacy of Learning from Las Vegas and Delirious New York in MAS Context 25-26: Legacy

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20th STREET PARK takes a BIG STEP FORWARD

On Saturday, Council Member Corey Johnson announced that the 20th Street Park topped our district’s New York City Participatory Budgeting election!

OPEN INNOVATIONS

James is talking about innovations and interfaces at CNU23 in Dallas. 04/30/15

GREEN SQUARE AQUATICS CENTER

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Sydney, Australia 2014. Aquatics and Fitness Center
ETFE roof, steel structure and glazing at ground level
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ENDLESS ARCHITECTURE

James Khamsi Endless Architecture MONU interior urbanism
Michael Piper and James Khamsi, “Endless Architecture: Accidental Manifestos for the Interior” in MONU #21 Interior Urbanism

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SPINOFFS OF MOBILITY

James is discussing design, mobility and FIRM’s work at T2M’s Conference “Spinoffs of Mobility: Technology, Risk & Innovation” at Drexel University 09/19/2014.

7th AVE HOUSING

New York, NY. 2014. A proposal for Affordable Housing in Chelsea
Brick Cladding on concrete block/ plank structure

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INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE FELLOWS

Columbia GSAPP’s 5 Borough Studio is part of the first-ever Institute for Public Architecture Fellows program. Read more about it here.

Read about The Institute for Public Architecture exhibition “Total Reset” at the Sugar Hill Apartments on Domusweb

POSITIONS in URBAN DESIGN

James is presenting the work of FIRM a.d. at Columbia GSAPP’s Positions in Urban Design event 06/18/2014.

 

PARRAMATTA TOWERS

Parramatta, Australia. 2013. Office Towers

GREATER CONNECTIONS

Infrastructures of Mobility and Design Agency beyond the City. In MONU #19 –  Greater Urbanism, with Emily Goldman
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KIT OF PARKS

An outreach installation for Friends of the 20th St Park
04|30|2013, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York
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SEE US AT THE MoMA

Helsinki Central Library is featured in Cut ‘n’ Paste at the MoMA, New York.
July 10 – Dec 01, 2013

URBAN ECOLOGIES 2013

Leveraging infrastructure at Urban Ecologies 2013
06/20/2013 – OCAD Toronto

 

HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY

In collaboration with OKB Architecture + Construction, RSE Associates, Inc. (structural engineering), GLUMAC (energy consultants) and Mott MacDonald (mechanical engineering).

2012. Public Library
Steel and wood structure with concrete and glass envelope system.

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CURIOUS LITTLE DIAGRAMS

On Gestalt Psychology and the Urbanism of Kevin Lynch and Colin Rowe. In Urban Infill 5
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DHALIWAL OFFICE

Toronto, OM. 2012. Offices
Bamboo, glass, GWB Continue Reading →

MISBEHAVING


On radical behaviorism and counterculture environments in Volume 33 Continue Reading →

HUBURBS

Transit and Urbanism in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area
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C24 GALLERY AND OFFICES

New York, NY. 2011-12. Art Gallery
Poured epoxy floors, ptd. gwb, fluorescent lighting

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DAWES ROAD GROVE

In collaboration with Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins and Holbrook and Associates

Toronto, ON. 2011. Landscape and public art commission.
Maple trees, lawn, gabion retaining structures, composite decking, and powder coated steel tube fence.
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BANKSIDE BIKESHED

London, UK. 2011. Bicycle storage
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FARGO INFILL

Fargo, ND. 2010. Mixed use residential, commercial and retail
Aluminum unitized curtain wall, steel and concrete structural frame. Continue Reading →

CHARLESTON HUB

Charleston, SC. 2010. Transportation HUB
Wood and steel composite canopy structure with extensive green roof, glue laminated wood vertical structure

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PARIS APARTMENT

Paris, France. 2010. Private residence Continue Reading →

Y-NOT

New York, NY. 2004. Private residence
Walnut floors, oak cabinetry and detailing, existing plaster ceilings. Continue Reading →

INFRAMINCE CHAIR

2003. Furniture prototype
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