KKM Architects | Profile

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Kamil Khan Mumtaz has been a practicing professional architect in Lahore for the past forty three years. From 1966 to 1975 he was in private practice; was a partner in the firm BKM Associates from 1975 to 1985; and ran his own practice from 1985 to 2006. With the addition of Taimoor Khan Mumtaz as a partner in 2006 the firm is now registered as Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architects.

The firm’s work includes residential, educational and commercial buildings.

Philosophy

Design is a creative process of determination of form and structure.
Form reflects the archetypal principle. It is the essence or content.
Structure is the container or ground that manifests the principle.
In the determination of structure we are guided by the principle of utility.
Utility determines the organization of space, moderation of the environment and the choice of materials and technology.
In the determination of form we are guided by the principle of beauty. We seek to reflect the ideal forms that are functionally efficient, culturally relevant and meaningful.

Selected Works

This selection includes educational and cultural institutions, corporate offices, commercial outlets and private residences, representing a practice spanning some forty years. The continuous quest for an architecture that is economically affordable, ecologically sustainable, and culturally relevant has resulted in a gradual transition from modernity to tradition.

Papers and Publications

These essays “may be read not only as a chronicle of the gradual shift in my own positions on architecture – from a committed ‘modernist’ to a believer in the essential value of traditional wisdom – but also as a reflection of the currents and undercurrents within the mainstream on the larger canvas of architecture, not only in Pakistan, but within the region and at a global level. From these changing positions the issues of modernity and tradition have been examined against such questions as development, economic, political and cultural domination, national liberation and identity.”

Profile

Kamil Khan Mumtaz has been a practicing professional architect in Lahore for the past forty three years. From 1966 to 1975 he was in private practice; was a partner in the firm BKM Associates from 1975 to 1985; and ran his own practice from 1985 to 2006. With the addition of Taimoor Khan Mumtaz as a partner in 2006 the firm is now registered as Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architects.

The firm’s work includes residential, educational and commercial buildings.

Philosophy

Design is a creative process of determination of form and structure.
Form reflects the archetypal principle. It is the essence or content.
Structure is the container or ground that manifests the principle.
In the determination of structure we are guided by the principle of utility.
Utility determines the organization of space, moderation of the environment and the choice of materials and technology.
In the determination of form we are guided by the principle of beauty. We seek to reflect the ideal forms that are functionally efficient, culturally relevant and meaningful.

Selected Works

This selection includes educational and cultural institutions, corporate offices, commercial outlets and private residences, representing a practice spanning some forty years. The continuous quest for an architecture that is economically affordable, ecologically sustainable, and culturally relevant has resulted in a gradual transition from modernity to tradition.

Papers and Publications

These essays “may be read not only as a chronicle of the gradual shift in my own positions on architecture – from a committed ‘modernist’ to a believer in the essential value of traditional wisdom – but also as a reflection of the currents and undercurrents within the mainstream on the larger canvas of architecture, not only in Pakistan, but within the region and at a global level. From these changing positions the issues of modernity and tradition have been examined against such questions as development, economic, political and cultural domination, national liberation and identity.”