Johnny Kember

Architect Hong Kong

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Director of Architecture and founding partner KplusK associates – RIBA Past asst. Professor of Architecture The University of Hong Kong Sir Richard Rogers prize for Architecture Received in 1988 MA in Architecture Royal College of Art, London 1988 BA(hons 1st class) Architecture University of Sheffield 1984 Assoc AIA since 2010 Johnny graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1988 and worked as competition Architect with Alsop and Lyall (London) for 3.5 years. In this time, he won the competition for the Cardiff Bay Barrage in Wales which was constructed - cost 100million GBP at the time and the iconic County Hall for Marseilles (“the Big Blue”) - cost 900millionFF at the time. Arriving in Hong Kong 20 years ago, Johnny established and led an International Group of Architects for DAZA, a leading Taiwanese Design Group. In 1996 he set up KplusK Associates in Hong Kong, with his twin brother, Paul. In the 19 years KplusK have been in existence, they have established themselves as one of the leading Architectural teams in the field of high-end private and developer-led Residential projects, Resort Hotels, Serviced Apartments, Urban Hotels and Art Based projects in the Asia-Pacific region. KplusK won the prestigious “Seeking Zero” Competition in 2008, organized by YTL (Malaysia) for the creation of Zero Energy housing in Malaysia. Since then, their Architectural work has been typified by the pursuit of Sensuous, sustainable and environmentally responsible Architecture that responds culturally and organically to the many geographic locations in which their work is located. In the last 19 years, KplusK have won over 38 international and regional design awards for their work, including: Most Valuable Services Award Hong Kong 2015 Design Hotels™ Ovolo Southside has been chosen as a member of the Design Hotels™, the illustrious collection of global masterpieces in hotel design Best luxury Hotel Brand in Hong Kong 2013 at the 2013 world Luxury Hotel Awards ceremony for Ovolo Hotel HA+D Awards 2013 Hotel Design under 100 rooms for Ovolo Hotel, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, HK CNN Travel Best Villa Rental in South East Asia 2012 – Achieved for HvA (Latitudes) Residence, Ungasan, Bali Oasis Project Competition for Kerry Properties / Shang Properties, Winner “Seeking Zero” International Design Competition 2008 Set up by YTL (Malaysia) for the creation of a Zero Energy housing in Asia, Winner International Property Award 2009 Best Residential Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region for their Masterplanning and Architectural work for The Bay @ Cape Yamu, Winner Also The Biannual Gold Awards from the Hong Kong Design Association in 2000 and 2002, Perspective Design Awards in 2004, and 2005, and The Asia Pacific Design Awards in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2005. Based in Hong Kong, KplusK is currently working in 8 countries, including the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Sanya in China, Phuket - Thailand, Bali and Lombok - Indonesia, Manila and Cebu in the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia, Niseko - Japan, New Delhi - India, and the countryside of France. KplusK associates employ a number of HKIA Architects, and are an International Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.