Jimmy Lim: architect, imagineer, conceptioneer

September 14, 2009

The RAIA in Tasmania presents a talk by Malaysian architect, Jimmy Lim. Part of the Refuel program.

Jimmy Lim is an internationally renowned Malaysian Architect recognised for his contribution to sustainable architecture. He has long fought for sustainability, producing work of the highest design quality, long before the importance of sustainability was understood.

His work is focused on economising the earth’s resources and he suggests that to be sustainable in architecture we must exercise frugality. He uses sensitive and innovative design principles and building techniques, frugality in usage of energy and building materials. He uses, by choice, local and indigenous renewable building materials that are easily accessible and re-useable.

Jimmy Lim is also concerned with built heritage and he has long campaigned for its conservation.

He is determined to safeguard the natural environment through sensitive and innovative planning and balancing between built and natural environment thereby, providing development without sacrificing nature.

He also explores the architectural frontier, investigating new directions, and energy efficient architecture. His own work is characterised by its innovative use of timber and materials, energy conservation and heritage qualities.

The University of Tasmania recently awarded Jimmy with an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his contribution to sustainable architecture.

*When* Monday 28 September 2009, 12.30-2pm
*Where* Chapter Office, 1/19a Hunter Street, Hobart

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