Founded in 2017, TEMP is an architectural design studio based in Beijing. Featured as Position's 2018 Young Architects, the studio has completed and conceptualized projects for cultural organizations, corporations and retail businesses. 2021, the studio was selected as 100 AD's most influential architects.
TEMP sees architecture as an exploration and at the same time an expression of reality. In time of increasing conflicts of ambition, function, and place, the studio understands that it is critical to extract relationships of simple organizations through clear logic and process. It constantly seeks forms of simplicity hidden behind the unpredictable world of different scales as for example objects, architecture, and city.
Its founder, Howard Jiho Kim, previously led a studio at Tsinghua University Architectural Design Institute and has worked as a project architect at MAD in Beijing. Besides practicing in China, he has taught for years at universities such as Korean National University of Arts and exhibited at galleries and museums, including the National Museum of Korea. His works has caught the attention of various media, from People's Daily, Chosun Daily, AD, Icon to Wallpaper. Howard has earned his degree from the University of Virginia in the United States.