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imaan yenniu lim
BA [honours] in interior & spatial design



imaan yenniu lim graduated with honours from chelsea college of art + design, london, where she obtained her degree in interior and spatial design. upon graduation, she was immediately involved in her first 300-page monograph with asia design forum for john wiley academy, where she subsequently completed 4 other books within the period of 3 years.

concurrent to her 2D fascination, she was working on corporate and residential interior projects as one of the leading designers at T.R. Hamzah & Yeang, kuala lumpur.

imaan is one of the founding partners of citylabstudio and her involvement includes a range of projects; from interior branding of commercial + private interior spaces to furniture design to graphic identity + publication layout. in the recent 3 years, imaan joined the design industry here in london at Tp Bennett LLP focussing mainly on large scale corporate work before joining Architecture Project on experimental design projects.

intrigued by the immediate visual fabric of a city that exists within the 2d and 3d realms; imaan is in constant pursuit to create a seamless dialogue between the two in her design process.




current
Director
citylabstudio
Interior Design + Graphics Identity
2005 – present








past
Designer
tp bennett LLP
Architecture & Planning industry
March 2005 – 2007


Designer
asia design forum, ADF Management, Kuala Lumpur
Architecture & Planning industry
1999 – 2004 (5 years)


Designer
tr hamzah & yeang
Architecture & Planning industry
1997 – 2004 (7 years)






publication works

asia design forum - ADF . malaysia . 2001

groundscraper + subscraper
book design + layout - TRHY’s monograph on lowrise buildings

reinventing the skyscraper - vertical theory of urban design

book design layout - theoretical monograph on TRHY‘s architectural highrise buildings

ideas
graphic design + book layout - formatted as a journal, comprised works of 13 local interior design + architecture firm

design at latitude 2.93 - volume 1
year book for architecture students for university malaya

company corporate book
graphic exercise




>>> fascination [captures
]

academia
BA [honours] in interior and spatial design 2000
chelsea college of art & design - london . uk

BTEC HND in environmental design 1999
college bandar utama [chelsea college of art & design - twinning programme] - kuala lumpur . malaysia

diploma in foundation of art and design 1997
college bandar utama [central saint martin - twinning programme]
kuala lumpur . malaysia

south australian matriculation [A levels] 1996
taylor’s college . kuala lumpur . malaysia

spm [O levels] 1994
sm infant jesus convent . malacca . malaysia



2006 – present
citylabstudio, london
project PCT
prototype concept store + retail for money exchange shop . london [on going]

project H
interior decoration for private residence . kensington . london [concept]

project GT
2 bedroom conversion - private residence . maida vale . london [completed]

project E
loft conversation . new york [concept]

project 54
photography + interior styling . farringdon . london

project PCTL 1
graphics for provident capital transfer limited . kenya [concept]

project m+i
product design R+D for scandinavian child . boston [R+D]

project thewritingspace
interior fit-out for 2 bedroom flat . gravesend . kent [completed]



2004 – present
citylabstudio, kuala lumpur
greenloft
interior design for 6 bedroom apartment . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

ecodesign
architecture monograph - concept, design, layout . kuala lumpur . malaysia [printed]

[V] amp loft
interior proposal - private penthouse . kuala lumpur . malaysia [concept]

palmgrove
branding + marketing kit for developer . kuala lumpur . malaysia

lit-tel
hotel concept . alor star . malaysia [concept]

paperplay
graphic design for company’s corporate identity . kuala lumpur . malaysia

kenneison
environmental graphics . kuala lumpur . malaysia

marinescape
branding + graphic identity for kuala lumpur’s city aquarium . malaysia [completed]

anggun
spatial installation for a fashion show . kuala lumpur . malaysia

previous professional experience includes:

2008
architecture project, london
xlendi masterplan competition
architecture/ landscape project - 1st prize . malta

private jet
interior concept for private jet owners and private lounge [concept]

pierrard’s private residence
interior design proposal for 2 bedroom private residence . brussels . belgium

smokvica residential development: zone G
interior design for new development . montenegro [concept]



2006 – 2007
tp bennett, london
st. thomas’ hospital
interior refurbishment to reception, corridors, restaurant  .  london bridge [concept]

our space - o2 competition
interior design for link and building 1 and 2 . slough [awarded . on going]

dynamic workplace
pilot workspace for 02’s headquarters office space . slough [on going]

project kimberley
interior design for new built . stewartby [completed]

vosstaniya sq competition
architecture competition . russia

NAO
interior refurbishment for national audit office . london

simon the tanner
planning submission for 3 unit residential development + pub . se1 . london [planning]

guardian gnp
interior fit out for new built . kingscross . london [concept]

BP alternative energy HQ competition
interior design proposal for headquarters . county hall . london [awarded . concept]

crouch hill competition
masterplan for crouch hill . london

thyssen krupp competition
masterplan competition . germany

exhibition project
conceptual layout + proposal for exhibition space [concept]

A petrov residence
interior design for private residence . moscow [concept]

morgan stanley gym
interior design + graphic design for corporate gym [completed]

morgan stanley dining

graphic design - way finding + signage [completed]



2001 – 2004
tr hamzah & yeang international, kuala lumpur
aquaria
interior design for new built aquarium/ oceanarium . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

ttdi 6D1 condominiums
interior design for highrise med cost condominiums . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

boustead holdings
interior upgrade . kuala lumpur . malaysia

swiss embassy phase 2
proposed alterations and renovation to official residence for the ambassador of switzerland . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

AEI - australian education international
interior design and fit-out to existing education dept in australian high com . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

the monroe boutique hotel
interior + branding exercise for concept hotel . kuala lumpur . malaysia [concept]

AUSTRADE - australian trade office
interior design to double storey eatery overlooking lake . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

ancillary building
interior design and fit-out to existing education dept in australian high com . putrajaya . malaysia

swiss embassy phase 1
proposed alterations and renovation to official residence for the ambassador of switzerland. kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

fathil ismail’s house

interior design to new built 2 storey private bungalow . the mines . malaysia [completed]

mewah oils HQ
interior design for new built headquarters of oil company . port klang . malaysia [completed]

german embassy
interior design proposal to new head quarters . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

qing dao masterplan

architecture development for office + apartment blocks . china

chinese embassy
renovation works to conference room + guest wcs . kuala lumpur . malaysia [completed]

duxton plains competition
international mixed use development - highrise  . singapore

MCA tower
proposed face-lift of facade  . kuala lumpur . malaysia

stuttgart tower competition

international  highrise building for donald trump . stuttgart . germany

‘i’ perintis

conceptual proposal - technologically advanced blue-tooth space to house petronas graduates . kuala lumpur . malaysia [concept]

beijing wtc

architecture international mixed use development . china [winning entry]