Yu Nong Khew is a designer, researcher, and cofounder of <+>, a design and research collective focusing on how social and cultural changes interface physically and digitally with the im/material boundaries of the built environment. She has previously taught at Columbia University GSAPP, Singapore University of Technology and Design, in collaboration with MIT and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Yu Nong has worked with award winning design practices, Zaha Hadid Architects, and most recently as Project Director at Asymptote Architecture where she directed numerous projects ranging from a line of smart lighting products to a master plan for a new city in China incorporating interior robotic and smart technologies. Her current research and design work include interior installations for Etsy’s new headquarters using healthy materials, a fashion co-working space in New York City, a smart home compost system and a range of 100% compostable interior and lifestyle products. She has been exhibited internationally, and was named by Architectural Review as one of ten emerging design voices from around the world. Yu Nong’s work also received the top prize for American Institute of Architects (AIA) Los Angeles Chapter’s 2x8 Verge award. More recently, she has been nominated for the "Women of Our Time" award under the creative category in Singapore. Yu Nong has a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the National University of Singapore.
M.Arch B.A. Architecture (Hons)
smart interior technologies, im/material boundaries, bio-materials, interior urban spaces
Materials & Performance
Studio Lab: Textiles/Materials