H Architecture was established with a vision for the truly global design collaborative. A group of international architects who have long been successful in their profession with cross-cultural practice have laid out a foundation for a new collaborative practice in midtown Manhattan in 2006. Projects ranging from urban master planning to architectural design for buildings, complexes and communities of various scales are delivered by the firm’s most vibrant design team members, all of who have been trained and have practiced architecture internationally over the years.
Multi-culturality, the identity integral to the firm’s foundation, has also been the driving force of the firm’s fast growth. Engaging in diverse project types at various locations around the globe, our architects with ample cross-cultural work experience have been able to identify the best possible resources available at the project location, and combine the optimal materials and methodologies to create indigenous and sustainable solutions tailored to each project. With substantial understanding on the cultures and customs specific to the locality of each commission, our design team effectively communicates with the local partners, capitalizing on their strengths and complementing their discrepancies at the same time.
As globalist-architects, H is a strong advocate of ‘collective intelligence’, and the resultant beneficiary of its practice. The network of 24/7 composite workforce beyond borders and backgrounds have allowed us to undertake projects of large scale and work scope at an immense speed. While we enjoy the dynamics of the cooperation, we bring to clients benefits of the synergy emerging from inter-dependent, mutually-educating collective intelligence overarching wide disciplines.
Particularly, H has developed and capitalized on a successful strategic alliance with South Korea’s leading architecture firm, Haeahn Architecture, which has its headquarters office in Seoul and additional network offices world-wide. Thanks to the access of a broad network of resources, ideologies and methodologies, H and Haeahn Architecture have been able to co-author a series of award-winning concepts at international competitions, and to deliver innovative design solutions for projects of diverse scales and types.
With genuine commitment to holistic public places and eco-sensitive approaches, H has been exploring the concept of ‘man-made nature-scape’. On the belief that physics and philosophies found through careful investigation in nature can transcend beyond the realm of nature, H seeks to translate the same principles hidden in nature into different dimensions of artificial environment in a way that nurtures and enriches the quality of people’s lives. In the spaces we configure innovatively with the use of advanced conceptual methodologies and building technologies, people will experience the essence and grace of nature and structure surprisingly and effortlessly.
Self-claimed hybrid architects with unique practice solutions transcending the boundaries of space, time and discipline, H strives to continue diffusing the boundary lines that limit architects’ capacity to create a cohesive environment. Forging architecture multi-dimensionally as an interfacing agent among the urban grid, the landscape, the ground, and the people residing in them, H Architecture is dedicated to creating democratic spaces, where the public encounter functional esthetics and insights of non-hierarchical environments.