Founded in 2006, AR43 Architects is an award-winning design firm that has completed a wide range of works from commercial to hospitality, institutional, custom-designed residences and interior architecture around Asia. The firm is lead by founder Lim Cheng Kooi, who has more than 25 years of experience in the field, and who has received awards for many of his past works, especially through publications in top architectural journals.
The hallmarks of AR43’s design work lie in it acknowledging a responsibility to the built environment, understanding both the physical and emotional reconstructive potential of architecture. The firm’s works reflect simplicity in its use of basic compositional and geometric elements, specifically without any pretence or fixed style. Each design evolves around a synthesis of site and program, experimenting with a variety of architectural interpretations and ultimately, builds within client’s ordinary budgets in extraordinary ways.