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Contemporary Architect Practice Korea : Minsuk Cho + Kisu Park, architects

page updated 16 Sep 2017


Taichung City Cultural Center Competition, Taiwan
Honorable Mention
Taichung City Cultural Center Building
image from architect
Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Winners – 10 Oct 2013
Tenderer: MASS STUDIES / Minsuk Cho, Nationality: Korea
Joint Tenderer: Q-LAB/Sense Tseng Nationality: Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Wang Architects & Associates / Jason Wang Nationality: Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Major Building by MASS STUDIES

Shanghai Korean Pavilion, Shanghai, China
Date built: 2010
Shanghai Expo Korean Pavilion
photographs © Yong-Kwan Kim
Korean Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010
The World Expo 2010, held in Shanghai, China, is expected to be the largest world expo to date. The theme of the exposition will be “Better City, Better Life,” and the event is to take place from May 1 until October 31, 2010, with more than 192 participating countries to accommodate the 70 million expected visitors.

The Shanghai Expo Korea Pavilion was awarded the Silver Prize by the International Exposition Organization (BIE) and received the Presidential Commendation of the Republic of Korea in recognition of its merit.

Mass Studies – Key Project

Featured Building by Mass Studies:

Ann Demeulemeester Shop, Seoul, South Korea
Date built: 2007
Design led by architects Minsuk Cho + Kisu Park
Ann Demeulemeester Shop Seoul
photograph © Yong-Kwan Kim

Ann Demeulemeester Shop Seoul
The site is located in an alley, at a block’s distance from Dosandae-ro—a busy thoroughfare in Seoul’s Gangnam district—in close proximity to Dosan Park. Primarily residential in the past, the neighborhood is undergoing a rapid transformation into an upscale commercial district full of shops and restaurants. The building is comprised of one subterranean level and three floors above.

Monaco Shop, Seoul, South Korea
Date built: 2010
This boutique design was selected for the top five Best International Highrise Awards (DAM) in 2008 and was re-named Estreune in 2010.

More architecture projects by Mass Studies online soon

Architecture of the Future | Mass Studies – film by TheCreatorsProject, Jun 29, 2012:

Location:Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-892, Korea

Mass Studies – Practice Information

Mass Studies architects studio based in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Minsuk Cho is a South Korean architect. Minsuk Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated from the Architectural Engineering Department of Yonsei University and the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University, USA.

He started his career as an architect at McLaughan McDonald’s studio in New York and Paul and Partners in New York, then moved to OMA in the Netherlands, where he gained extensive experience in various architectural and urban planning projects in various regions. In 1998, he founded Joe Slade Architecture in New York with James Slade and moved to the United States and South Korea. In 2003, he returned to Korea and opened his own office called Mass Studies.

He was awarded numerous awards and was awarded the New Architectural International Urban Competition in 1994, and in 2000, when he was working for the Joe Slade Architecture, he won the American Young Architectural Association (New York Architectural Federation) sponsored by the New York Architecture Federation. In 1999 and 2003, he was awarded the US Progressive Architecture Award.

A past event by this design studio:

Mokchon Architecture Archive Forum
Sites & Systems: 12 Years of Mass Studies
Date: 18 May 2013
Location: Daehangno Artist House

South Korean Architects Offices

Shanghai Korean Pavilion building – design by this Seoul architecture practice:
Shanghai Expo Korean Pavilion
photographs © Yong-Kwan Kim

South Korean Architecture
Dancing Towers Buildings
image © Crystal

Korean Architects – Architect Studio Listings

South Korean Buildings

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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