In progress: RITE OF PASSAGE

Coming soon: a family of placemaking and public art elements along a 1.2km long linear park in Burnaby, BC.

NOT NORMAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Not Normal Infrastructure by James Khamsi and Despo Thoma wins first prize in the Van Alen Institute’s “To the Streets” Competition.

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BUSHWICK DEVELOPMENT

khamsi tang BUSHWICK v2

Brooklyn, NY 2016. Mixed use development
Concrete structural fame, infill glazing, brick cladding

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INFLATABLE AUDITORIUM at ART TORONTO 2016

2016ARTto-9728Toronto, ON 2016. A temporary space for discussions and talks at Art Toronto 2016, held in the Metro Toronto Convention Center

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SPEECH BUBBLE

Marman-Borins-Khamsi-Speech-Bubble-Ani-600

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 THE CREEK TO THE BEACH

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

marman borins khamsi SFC bridge ex1

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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GREEN SQUARE AQUATICS CENTER

james khamsi FIRM sydney green sq

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

Parramatta, Australia. 2013. Office Towers Continue Reading →

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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HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

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

DHALIWAL OFFICE

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

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
Steel structure with tarpaulin membrane Continue Reading →

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
Stainless steel and walnut veneer Continue Reading →