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Manifesto

We are an international atelier firm that was founded in New York City in 2005. The firm, is now based in Beijing, Seoul and Newport Beach. Chiasmus is known for its creative design approach and has been involved in a number of significant cultural projects. Noteworthy are the completed Red Diamond Theater and Shijitan Contemporary Art Center in Beijing, and the IFEZ Arts Center in Incheon.

We believe in the merging of form and content, where the spatial and tectonic nature of a project are inseparable from its function and meaning.

In an age of indifference, we believe in the magical ability of architecture to preserve, transform, and intensify the essential qualities of places and human experience.

In a world of virtual reality, we believe in authentic Beauty and Nature. We believe in Real Dreams.

We will make the world a better place than when we found it.

Company Brief

  CHIASMUS PARTNERS, INC于2005年在纽约成立。随着团队的扩大,如今已在北京、首尔和美国新港滩设有事务所,并涉足了很多国际性文化空间及高级商业项目的设计。Chiasmus立足于文化商业领域,致力于发展创新型建筑,追寻文化与建筑中的矛盾因素,提出问题,解决问题。

Chiasmus相信随着形式和内容的界限逐渐模糊,每座建筑的空间及构造特性与其功能和意义是不可分割的。每个人作为个体生活在特定的时间和空间,但人类作为整体的经验却在愈发的具有相似性。每个地方都有摄人之处,而设计所创造的每个建筑都有能力去保护,转化并且强调其所在地具有的重要价值。

在拥有丰富的各类项目经验的同时,Chiasmus更有强烈的意愿去迎接挑战,探索和研究每个不同项目所引出的争论点。对他们而言,“普通的问题”和“固定的答案”都是不存在的。每个项目都是新的邀请——一个进行创造性的解读、批判性的计划、细致的策略以及技术上的革新的机会。

people

James Wei Ke

CHIASMUS. Partner, Design Principal

AIA Architect

Bachelor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

Master of Architecture, Columbia University

Supervisor of Architectural Design Department, Columbia University

Instructor of building protection department, Columbia University

Professor of Architecture Department, New York-institute of Technology University

Professor of Architecture Department,  University of Seoul

Visiting professor, Department of architecture, Tongji University


Partner and co-founder of Chiasmus, James Wei Ke's work focuses on architecture which reshapes the experience of public space. His work involves publications, teaching, and multidisciplinary studies on bridging the gap between space and human behavior. He has taught at Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology and Tongji University.

Hyunho Lee

CHIASMUS. Partner, Design Principal

AIA Architect

Seoul National University, Bachelor of Architecture

University of Michigan, Master of Architecture

Associate Professor, Hongik University, School of Architecture

Master Architect, Kyung Hee University

Director City of Andong, Future Committee


Partner and co-founder of Chiasmus partners, Hyunho Lee is a registered architect in the state of New York and New Jersey, and a member of American Institute of Architects. Hyunho Lee is currently the chair of Interior Architecture Department at Hongik University.


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