I’m Kim, a writer, author, designer, artist, yoga and meditation instructor, trained as an architect, living near Montréal, Canada.

MY NEW BOOK:
The Modern House Bus is now available for pre-order (published by The Countryman Press).

design

  • Date
  • August 9, 2018

New Book: The Modern House Bus

I’ve got a new book out. I’ve been writing about small space design for several years now, documenting and showcasing wonderful space-saving ideas and charting the general evolution of tiny houses and the mortgage-free housing movement. One of the most interesting developments in the tiny house movement thus far are vehicle conversions — people converting vans, …

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  • Date
  • April 19, 2014

Radiant City

Radiant City by Jim Brown& by Gary Burns, National Film Board of Canada Shining a light on the inherently dysfunctional structures of North American suburbia, this National Film Board of Canada docudrama Radiant City is named after French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s utopian and unrealized Ville Radieuse concept, which envisioned a new, modern way of living and …

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  • Date
  • March 6, 2011

50 West Street

This is a tri-fold design competition poster done for a proposed project located at 47-50 West Street in downtown New York City, showing site plan, floor plans, building section, facade rendering, window details and elevations. (with Fox & Fowle Architects)  

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  • Date
  • February 27, 2011

Treehouse At Finnriver Farm

In the summer of 2009, I attended a treehouse-building workshop held by Treehouse Workshop, a Seattle-based company that builds gorgeous treehouses, run by Peter Nelson and partners. The workshop was held at Finnriver Farm, where over the course of the weekend participants learned the basics of selecting trees, design and structural considerations, which tools to …

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  • Date
  • February 27, 2011

Permablitz This! Balcony Gardening Workshop

Turning a ho-hum balcony into a little oasis of blooming green (or at least starting to!) one July weekend in 2009. For this one-day workshop / permaculture blitz, we made self-watering containers, transplanted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, one banana and herbs, made a climbing wall, and started a rainwater collection system, made out of recycled election …

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  • Date
  • February 27, 2011

The Lucida

A sustainably-designed mixed-use residential & commercial development at the corner of Lexington and East 86th Street, with units ranging from two- to five-bedrooms.

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