“VIRTUOSOS WHO ARE USING THE COMPUTER FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COMPOSITIONS.” Zaha Hadid
CAP was founded in 1999 and, since then, has established an award-winning profile in futuristic work using digital techniques for the design and manufacturing of architecture. Their portfolio includes a wide range and scale of work — from furniture to master plans. Their research projects have been commissioned by Dupont, ARUP, Z-Corporation, ABT Manufacturing, and the Wharton Business School, to name a few. The most unique aspect of their practice is that they are able to apply their research collaborations directly in their practice, making their research useful and innovative for the discipline. This can be seen in their project designs commissioned by significant global brands such as Tarkan, Reebok, the Viceroy Hotel, Samsung, Lutron, and the Museum of Modern Art (New York). The resulting projects have been exhibited extensively, at such locations as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Artists Space (New York), the London, Beijing, and Shanghai Biennales, Serpentine Gallery (London), and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
He was recently named one of 50 innovators in the field of architecture and design by a juried committee including McArthur and AIA prize winners (2015). He was awarded the Architecture Record Product of the Month (2007) for the fixture titled “Opale” for Ivalo as well as the Outstanding Award for FEIDAD 2006 (Far Eastern Digital Architecture Design). His work was also selected for Phaidon Presses 10x10x2 by “10 internationally prominent critics, architects and curators.” (2005), and CAP won the prestigious Architectural Design Vanguard Award (2004), as one of eleven practices worldwide “building the future of architecture.” In addition, Rahim’s projects have been published extensively, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, London Standard, the National Newspaper of Abu Dhabi, the Nikkei Newspaper (Tokyo), and the Mainichi Shimbun. Journals include Yale Constructs, Architectural Record, Domus (Milan), Arkitektin (Denmark), A+U (Tokyo), and Space (Korea).