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Architecture / School of Architecture Kookmin university

12 Selected works

2012 -2019

HYUN MO KIM +82 10 6395 1766


Curriculum Vitae

Morphological Manifestations The shadowless Windscape Inside-out Ditherings Up

2018 2018 2016 2017 2018

Urban Speculations Sign clear Nice to have met you Social censorship 2035

2017 2018 2018

Practical Fabrications Anchovy woodshop Tactual shower CNC chair Pallet tea table


2019 2013 2016 2016


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Hong Kong Barcelona Shanghai

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Hyun-mo Kim Seoul, South Korea +82 10 6395 1766



Extra-curricular activities

School of Architecture at Kookmin University

Honourable mention

Sustainable design workshop

'COEXIST: Rethinking zoos' Competition by Archstorming 04. 2018

Wind-simulation and environmental pavilion design Osaka Institute of Technology + Kookmin University Seoul, South Korea 08. 2018

5-years Bachelor of Architecture GPA: 3.89/ 4.5 Seoul, South Korea 03. 2012 - 08. 2019

School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT Exchange programme _Architecture Coursework GPA: 3.3/ 4.0 Melbourne, VIC, Australia 06. 2016 - 07. 2017


Goldenkey invitation Academic outstanding honours Goldenkey Honour Society 08. 2017

Academic outstanding scholarships Tuition fee scholarships Kookmin university F 2012, S 2013, F 2016


Chengmok I & A


Interior design Intern Seoul, South Korea 01. 2018 - 02. 2018

Korean: Mother-tongue Mandarin: Basic English: Fluent

Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017


Photoplus Melbourne

3DM: Rhinoceros,Maya, SketchUp CS: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, PremierePro BIM: AutoCAD, Revit, Grasshopper Re n d e r i n g s : O c t a n e f o r R h i n o , Vray3forRhino, Lumion8, Keyshot

Assistant photographer Melbourne, VIC, Australia 01. 2017 - 07. 2017

Machine Operation: 3D CNC Router, Laser Cutter

Exhibition assistant DDP, Seoul, South Korea 08. 2017

3+ cities asia Urban research and specualtion studio Syracuse University + Kookmin University Seoul, South Korea / Shanghai, China 08. 2018

MMCA Seoul University student museum volunteer program Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul, South Korea 03. 2016 - 06. 2016

Seoul metropolitan police agency Embassy security team Military service Seoul, South Korea 06. 2014 - 03. 2016

UAUS Union of Architecture University in Seoul 'Tactual Shower' Group pavilion design Seoul, South Korea 03. 2013 - 04. 2013

D: sense Design college student association Voluntary wall paintings, Annual exhibitions Seoul South Korea 09. 2012 - 12. 2013


In the future, the occupation blank would be disappeared from the resume sheet. Even at the moment, the world is evolving based on the emergence of state of the art technologies and the new disciplines. I would say i need to be the person who is willing to adapt to this change, being aware of the trend and flows.

The only thing I have learnt from the school of architecture is the fact that the architects should be humble and responsible for their decisions since the space is the physical truth and the medium communicating with human. Meanwhile, I had to go through trial and errors to evaluate the meaning of redunadant experiments and considerate restrictions. So for me, the school allowed me to discover aspirations, explore inspirations and take the time for selfreflections on every project.

Exploring the relationships is both agony and glory at the same time. I don’t want to speak the sophisticated words or terms to appeal the advantages of the results. Good things would be recognized without any persuasions. I wish this Interests: Architectural design, Urban morphology, Space syntax

anchor point would be good support on my path as the beliefs and alerts.

The shadowless

This is the graduation project that focused on the inherent nature of architecture and tried to derive the result from the conditions presented by the site. It is believed that architecture occurs when spatial desires conflict with the repressive conditions of the earth. Along with the Samil-daero(st.) in Seoul, South Korea, the studio generated the outer form of each urban element and the optimized interior space.

2018 Spring Academic 09

Supervisor Kyunghoon Lee

Program Hotel, Commercial

Location Seoul, South Korea *Grduation project


Using digital tools, new forms are occurred and conceptual plans are developed based on evidences in the process of two outcomes colliding. This project suggests an alternative paradigm to continuous modernity while overcoming its limitations. 'Site' is getting affected by the forces from the surroundings and the influence gets stronger in accordance with the proximity between. The stories of each sequence toward the site are telling the essence of the site and suggest the architect's role in the design process.


Site Area: 1,940.80sqm Location: 1-20,21, Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea



Axis 1 . View through from the trail road to N-tower

Sam-il 8th St.

Myeong-dong St.

Myeong-dong Torism District

Catholic Heritage District

Landmark 1 Myeongdong catherdral

Sam-il dae-ro

Sam-il 4th St.

M Plaza

Axis 2 . View corridor from the east side alley (Sam-il 6th St.)

Axis 3 . Blocking the cityscape

Myeong-dong 8th St.

Toe-gye ro Myeong-dong subway station

Landmark 2 Seoul N -Tower

Site analysis The building form is shaped by the forces of its site.

The site is located between two landmark; Myeongdong cathedral and Seoul N-tower. I investigated the view axis passing through the site from the different spots by considering the context. As a result, 3 different axises are figured out as core input items to embark on the optimization process. In the project, the accurate numerical analysis made the process persuasive. To be specific, a component called Galapagos, which processes a generative calculation in grasshopper plug-in of rhinoceros, was mainly used to search for a fitness value and then ultimately realized the value in the architectural form.

Individual work


Design strategies

1. The shadow area at the day of winter solstice was calculated to minimize a damage on public space located in the Northern side.

Axis-view & Reverse-engineering & Architectural translation The project was conducted by 3 main design strategies.

2. The from is originated from the shadow. I made the perfect circle around cathedral to celebrate the historical heritage and lift it up as the building. 3. Two different formative volumes are processed by different architectural languages; Structures and space volumes.



Axis-view optimization



Reverse-engineering strategy

Architectural translation



Axis 1

Axis 3

Axis 2

M Plaza

Landmark 1 Myeongdong cathedral

Landmark 2 Seoul N -tower

Myeong-dong 8th St.

Axis to be off

Input Boundaries along the heights

Axis 1 . View corridor from the east side alley (Sam-il 6th St.) Axis 2 . View through from the trail road to N-tower

Perspective of pedestrian

Axis to be in Axis 3 . Blcoking the cityscape

View frame #1 View from 3rd level toward Myeongdong cathedral

View frame #2 View from the podium top toward N-tower

Individual work


The hotel's silhouette is designed to detour the view-axis connecting Myeongdong cathedral to N-tower while formulating a view corridor for these landmarks. The pedestrians are encouraged to find the interaction between the hotel and landmarks through the void within the hotel. As a result, The hotel ended up achieving the fittest form between surroundings.




Individual work


Building by its shadow The volume is reversely designed from the shadow by lifting the shadow to the site area.


Myeong-dong is one of the famous tourism districts in Seoul, South korea. I suggest the building covering around Myeong-dong cathedral by its arch-shaped shadow on Christmas which is the most crowded day during a year. By doing so, pedestrians will experience extraordinary celebration with landmarks, peoples and the hotel.



Truss Core



Belt truss

The organic form from the first optimization process is translated into the structural elements in terms of the architectural language. As a result, 3 different types of structure were organized. The core structure holds the entire mass by penetrating deeply into the ground from the top. Outrigger protrudes from the core in a way of a cantilever. Belt truss and the space frame holds the podium.

Individual work





This project is a result of a environmental design workshop with students from the School of Architecture at Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan. Our team calculated quantitative data for wind and daylight at the site by computing simulations with 'Flow-designer' software program and the optimal data was reflected to the pavilion’s design.

2018 Summer Workshop

Team Hyun-mo Kim Yewon Lee Seongmin Jan Kotaro Fujita Toshiki Kayanoki Shoma Fukuda

Supervisor Janghoo Seo Maeda Shigeki

Program Pavilion

Location Seoul, South Korea *Role: Modelling, Render


The pavilion comprises of the spaces for education and the experience about the traditional Korean tea culture. It accomodates the space for users to enjoy sensibly, reflecting given environmental elements as much as possible. The building is designed as the space where only the wind and tea culture exist. It introduces the elements with simple structures, only walls and roofs.


Location: 848-4, Jeongneung-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea


Roof design

Wall design

Ground plan


A. Storage B. Tea room C. Seminar room D. Toilet E. Classroom




Group work




Wind simulation

In parallel with the wind flow of outdoor space, the relationship between roof and wall was carefully organized. We found four types of the building mass to experiment the wind flow in order to figure out the optimal form of the pavilion.

Using the software called 'Flow designer', the team simulated the flow direction and speed of wind through the building types.

The fourth type is comprised of the walls extruding over the roof with the indoor volume under the roof. We selected the type since it is the most ideal to accomodate winds within.


Y= 112


Type A

Type B

Type C

Type D




#1 Under the roof

The wind circulates up and down, and the walls guide the way the wind passes. The skylight will come down and continuously change while people experience the passage of time with just the elements of nature. Windscape will present visitors a tea culture experience with its cozy space and the calm by the wind flows.

Group work


#2 Above the roof


There are only white walls, curved hills, and walking paths above the roof. People will be able to walk through the space on the roof and feel the wind solely away from the urban congestion around the site.



I aimed to capture the street facades and integrate them into the building so that the space smoothly attracts pedestrians to come in. The openings expose visitor's movement to one another In order to encourage visitors to browse the building. The openings provide pedestrians with different options to step ahead, suggesting them potential movements in different ways every time.

2016 Spring Academic 05

Supervisor Seung-wook Kim

Program Commercial, Residential

Location Seoul, South Korea


The aim of the studio is to focus on fundamental factors of architectural design; the constraints and programs the site has. I was required to design and produce technical drawings based on actual regulations and building codes; the number of parking spaces, Floor area ratio, and programs.


Site Area: 700.80sqm Location: 1-91, 92 Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea





Private flow Emergency evacuation All levels (Roof - B2) Residential

Level 5 Private route Photo studio - Penthouse


Level 4

Public flow _ Natural Retail

Level 3 Public route Retail shop - Retail shop


Level 2

Public deck Street - Retail shop - Street Public route Court yard - Retail shop


G Level

Public flow _ On purpose Retail

G Level Public route Court yard - Theater

Commercial Carpark

B1 Level B2 Level

Flows of visitors

The site is surrounded by three sides of the road, and the north is blocked by buildings. The three sides of the road had a clockwise slope, and the design concept got inspired from the cross-over view through the building according to the location of the people passing by. In other to integrate the building with the different types of the visitor's flows depending on the program, L-shaped volumes stacked on the one another. It occurred the gaps between the volumes, which ultimately let the space itself function as a visual frame.

Individual work


Flow #1 Public route view : Theater - courtyard

Flow #2 Public route view : Courtyard - Retail shop

Flow #3 Public deck view : Street - Retail shop - Street




Private flow For private residential, the flow is exclusively designed for residents.

Public flow_Natural For commercial, the flow is designed to not only accomodate people who were supposed to visit but also to attract pedestrians who were about to pass by the building on their ways going.

Public flow_On purpose The flow for theater is separated from others by setting the stairs aside to the corner. The flow would be exclusive for visitors on purpose while it does not disrupt the way of other pedestrians.

1. B1 Floor plan



2. 2nd Floor plan 3. 3rd Floor plan 4. 4th Floor plan 5. 5th Floor plan

Individual work


Smooth transition with commercial attractions The smooth flows through the building will enable the public active in, which will result in the success of the commercial space.

The 2nd level has got the most dominant space since the most of circulations were made at the level in order to achieve the smooth relations of the slope and split section. As for this building's program, there is a 200seat performance hall in the basement, and commercial area from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor.







Individual work





The project aimed to discover a new typology of learning space by developing own design strategy. It was based on specific design methodolgy; text-based design. Text is used to discover spatial logic from other disciplines and help to introduce them to architecture. Ahead of the main project, I experimented warm-up practice to get used to text-orignated design.

2017 Spring Academic 07

Supervisor Patrick Marcasaet

Program Public, Educational

Location Melbourne, VIC, Australia *Exchange studio


Text-based designs can be interpreted in different ways. Depending on the way how the reader interpret the recipe, the methodology can demonstrate enormous potentials. In other words, the same logic can be applied in different steps of the design-process depending on the definition of the words on the recipe. In this project, the logic applied in module transition was equally applied in facade development. By doing so, the whole process acquired consistency and unity of the logic.


Site Area: 8580.00sqm Location: Johnston St. / Lulie St., Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC, 3067, Australia


Original volume

1st generation Boxel divisions

Volume Compression

Weaving by rotation

Weaving by scaling

2nd generation Boxel divisions


Recipe What would happen if 3d space are weaved just as 2d photos are weaved by pixel dimensions?

Original volume - ETA factory -

Individual work

Weaving process

2nd generation


This computer space and its processing of the anamorphic projection is analogus in some way to Duchamp's pursuit of the

4th generation

fourth dimension as based on the logic that

As scripting the process, I was able to clarify the comprehensive topic, 'continuous reproduction of new forms whilst preserving the elements' own characteristics'.

if a shadow is a two dimensional projection of the three dimensional world, then the three dimensional world, is a projection of an unimaginable four dimensional universe.

As the generation increases, The spaces are formulated into similar forms in the dimension of its boxel sizes. Whereas, The space still retains the properties during the process since the space is only transformed by compression, rotation and scalings. The result shows the meaning of similarity with originality in terms of spatial cognition.

(Elizabeth Diller)




I started the project from 'Dithering technique' which enables visualizing digital images by illusion. I got inspired from its spatial potentials to delve into the question about the advantage of the repetitive, pixelized spaces as a learning space.

Dithering technique ?

[Transition 1] Pixel to Module

Radius: 3m Play module Informal space

Radius: 6m Performance module Theatrical space [dith¡er] verb gerund or present participle: dithering ..... 2. add white noise to (a digital recording) to reduce distortion of low-amplitude signals. display or print (a color image) in such a way that there appears to be more colors in it than are really available.

Dithering Space ?

Radius: 9m Complex module Conventional space

[Transition 2] Dithering to Space

1.Cut and rotate pixels

Digital image is an illusion produced by dithering technique. It provides a greater depth of color with small amount of fundamental colors and enables the human eye to end up appreciate the image. I explored the spatial potential of the cumulative logic the technique has. Here are two main transitions. The first is to spatialize pixels to space modules in accordance with the sizes. Secondly, the modules are introduced to make the compositions as a building like as the image produced by dithering.

Individual work

2.Convert pixels to modules

3.Overlap previous layers


Plan diagram A series of smaller modules with multiple cores as new combinations of learning spaces that make up the whole school.


By-products occurred from the different design steps also remain and get merged into a building, performing a role as the reference points. In other words, the layers which existed at the previous design steps are getting complemented into the further steps, which enable themselves to be the clues providing the history and traces of the original elements. By this, People can comprehend the similarity and difference between other spaces.



The spaces of this building comprise of the modules that are customized during the process as all parts have become associated with others to make the whole complex. The spaces imply centripetal forces even though the pure geometry has got de-constructed. Every modules has its own virtual central spot. The spots make the modules theatrical by suggesting ephemeral boundaries. Each modules would continuously attract people to its center.

Individual work


Legend 1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10

Management Office Community Hall Reception Administration Seminar Room

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Library Media Center Theatre Roof Garden Play Garden


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Art & Music


Science Lab Gym Canteen

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2nd Floor Plan ENTRANCE




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Ground Floor Plan

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11 6

11 11 2

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Section A-A'




The abandoned gap between two buildings is not a merely narrow and long scrap of the urban but also can be an extensive site by unfolding the perpendicular standing surfaces; the walls. This is sort of warm-up practice for 3weeks before I commence the main project for the graduation.


In this work, I focused on the relation between the volume and the movement, which was driven from the question about the blocked openings along the museum wall. The volume got inflated dramatically from the gap to the top, ultimately replacing electric billboard on the top of the building.


0.25 / 2.990

0.625 / 2.990

0.625 / 0.415

* Spring (Elasticity) / Air pressure level



Supervisor Kyeonghoon Lee


Location Seoul, South Korea


Location: 152, Sejoingdaero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Sign clear

The project aimed to figure out the next generation of the food space which is only imaginable because of the characteristics the current food spaces have. In general, There are different dining etiquettes depending on the food space typology. And spatial atmosphere restricts individuals' behaviours within the space. I started analyzing a specific dining typology, Yum-Cha (飲 茶; yám chà) dining from Hong-Kong. The speculation started from the informality of this dining typology.

2017 Fall Academic 08

Supervisor Helen Hejung Choi

Yum-cha? Yum-cha is the Cantonese tradition of brunch offering Chinese tea and dimsum dining. Dim-sum dishes are served in bamboo steamers, which are designed for foods not only to be served individually but also to be shared communally. Hong Kong people often go to yum-cha in large groups and sometimes even by alone.

Program Dining

Location Hong-kong SAR, China


In this project, I focused on the spatial happening that only exists in this kind of typology in terms of the food space and speculated about the potentials for the intrinsic characteristics to be more active.



Food conveyance by trolley system

The Interactions between food providers and customers are based on mobility, which there would be chances not only at the tables but on their way to catch up. Their meeting outside the table will create new hub-point. This makes the dining informal and chaotic while system is still operating well.

Individual work


Spontaneous events by random signal occurrences In Yum-cha, people do not find regular menu but only a trolley serving random menu. It flows the way in random routes and operates only following the signals that customers improvise simultaneously. The signal by customers is the core potential in the project since it makes the food space active and informal. Each signal transcends the generic etiquettes and rules in dining.

Collective signals; Dependent relations between strangers Meanwhile, the identity of a meal at a restaurant can be discovered from in-between the tables, rather than on the table. In-between the tables have unruled happenings among strangers, which is informal, flexible and random occurrences. In parallel with the amount of how many people make a sign in a specific area, the response and serving ratio would be altered. The principle of 'Survival of the fittest' is applicable to this food space since the people need to cooperate to call the trolley and make their signs valid. otherwise, they would experience difficulties to get their meals.

Hong Kong



Microscopic elements in dining experience What would happen if the trolley's movement be manipulated in a section way so the environment around table ended up changed?

Dining quality is affected by slight changes and differences of the spatial elements and it fluctuates spontaneously. For example, the height of the ceiling, the table's size, the chair's position, the population density, the wind, the noise, the brightness and the humidity etc... all of combinations make up the specific dining experience.

Individual work


Continuous visual interaction and united signals The communication between trolley and the customers is sometimes successful and sometimes failed due to visual obstacles that is happening in a different strength and emphasis of their signals at each moment. Temporary cooperations Valid service Sight by trolly passing through tables

Ephemeral boundaries of the food space The customer, who is sitting at specific location, would experience a different range of atmosphere depending on the degree how much the location achieved privacy (or openness). and its degree is continuously changing because of the interaction among strangers, trolleys and the signals between one to the another.

Hong Kong



Section The customer is not only waiting for food, but also seeing the eating behaviors of strangers while hiding his/her figure among them. This is the identity of 'Yum-Cha' space.

Individual work


The food space Even though the trolley will pass through the fixed routes, the interaction between the trolley and customers is still varied since the tables conditions are customized depending on their locations. The result shows how the general restaurant space can be developed by the movement happening in a food space. Ultimately, the result represents the meaning of 'dining with strangers in the food space'.

Hong Kong



Individual work


Hong Kong


Nice to have met you

2018 Spring Intl Competition

Team Hyun-mo Kim Young-shin Kim

Why should there be a zoo in the 21st century city center? What can be ‘the zoo’ in the 21st century? This project aims to clarify the identity of the contemprorary zoo based on the actual site of Barcelona zoo, Barcelona, España. The primitive life of animals in the wild is a co-existent life with humane. However, Normally ‘zoo’ typology has the limitation regarding this issue since ‘seeing animals’ in the zoo may have had no more significance than ostentation.

Program Zoological garden

Location Bacelona, Espana *Role: Image collage, Modelling, Text *Honorable mention


In this zoo, there are no boundaries between animals but each animal would recognize its habitat larger than it acually is since the terrain enables the visual range per species to transcend the territory. With the differential of heights and physique between different species, terrain was re-organized to accommodate animals in optimal conditions.

The contour dynamics Location: Parc de la Ciutadella, 08003 Barcelona, Espana Site area: 13ha (32acres)



Master Plan


Augmented reality device hire kiosk Recording pole Animal shelter

A-B Sector Borderline End

Underground public space Visibility range from shelters * Shelter has been set up following the current variety of animals accomodating in the Zoo

Steppe Area

* The terrain is contoured every 200m Heights

Flora and fauna Research Center Underground Public Space

Rare species Conservation

Public Intervention

R e c o r d i n g Po l e i s d e p l o y e d everywhere, which is used not only as a data collector but also a safety device for moods between animals, diseases and hygiene as well.

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Technical Support Office

The shelters get arranged on the ridge of the terrain. It becomes a demarcation itself mediating between Sectors.

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Rain Forest

Office Public Sunken Plaza

Enrichment Platform

Reptile Habitat

Restaurant &Cafe

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Underground Public Space

Shelterwood Coppice

A Sector Bird Habitat

Veterinary Hospital

Public Intervention Deciduous Forest Education Hall

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Emergency Center


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Mix-Reality Museum

B Sector

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Sports Complex

Bamboo Forest

Aquarium Coniferous Forest

Underground Public Space

A-B Sector Borderline Start

Marine Habitat

Following CEDA grid system from the entrance, the zoo creates a public space that is harmonized with the urban context of Barcelona. The human facilities needed by humans are located at the lowest level in the way of sunken void.

Master plan Why should be a zoo in the 21st century city center? What can be ‘the zoo’ in the 21st century?

There are two parallel spaces in this zoo. One is the pre-field of animals and the other is present-field of them. Shelters are located on the demarcation so that inhabitants can easily shift their habitat area regularly. People are invited to another sector while animals are living in a particular sector. People can only get access to the sector via underground tunnel. Visualization by the combination of the records and traces of real animals, will increase the sense of the field and provide a better understanding in terms of the education.

Group work


COEXIST: ZOO with Mix-reality technology

‘Coexist’ does not imply a certain value that they must be together by physical means. In the 21st century, the initiative for meeting between human and animals must be in animals, not a man.

Preserved traces and the real movements implemented by Mix-reality coexist simultaneously in front of the visitors.

Coniferous Forest

Mix-Reality Museum

Bamboo Forest

Bird Habitat Area

Deciduous Forest

Shelterwood Coppice

Savannah Area Technical Support Office

Media Interactive Aquarium Education Hall

A Sector Entrance

AR Device Hire Desk

Exhibition Hall

Section A-A'


Steppe Area

Rare Species Conservation Area






Space for Animals The demarcation; The borderline between animal and human world

People can’t find the physical figures but only can reminisce about the genuine figure of animal that has been recorded, which restores the past life in front of their eyes. As a result, people can discover the animals while they make their own genuine lives without any surveillance and the control by people.

Group work


Space for human #1 Mix-reality walking attraction in bird habitat area

Space for human #2 Media interactive installations as a new typology of aquarium




1. Terrain along the ridge line is determined according to animals’ heights and scales. 2. Sunken plaza for the public is imported from Barcelona urban-grid system. 3. Ground : Terrain / A-B Sector / Animal Underground : Tunnel / Media / People



Social censorship 2035

This project is a result of '3 cities+ Asia', urban research workshop with students from the School of Architecture at Syracuse university, NY, USA. Censorship in China / Shanghai

2018 Summer Workshop

Team Hyun-mo Kim Nathalie Brock Dongsheng Zou Hao Zhou

Supervisor Bing Bu Helen Hejung Choi Chul Gong

Location Shanghai, China *Role: Image collage, Diagrams


Experience: In general, navigating both the virtual and physical environments is extremely different here compared to other cities. Watching tv you see that there are blurred out pieces of the screen. You hear that people of China are only aware of what the government allows them to know. Other countries digital platforms are asked to share their information, their programming with China to be allowed into the city. There is also a censorship building on the physical environment. As a tourist, we have to have a Chinese bank account and / or phone number to access many of the perks that others may have. We cannot easily ride a bike, connect to “free” wifi zones or purchase certain items. Future Projections: As Shanghai continues to density and grow, censorship could be intensified. The Chinese government will want more access to access to the people, tracking their every move through their interactions and cash flow. QR will become a thing of the past and recognition or “scanning” will be on your person, tourist or not. This will change the physical reality of the city of Shanghai. The interface of the city becomes the modularization and is sequenced throughout the city. The scanning will not only alter the way we make purchases but the way we interact with and within a space. Modules will be designed to cater to our spatial needs, via interface interactions.



Shanghai's urban landscape is comprised of the local realities and international elements, which are the results of the different periods; the present affected by market econmy and the past along the colonial periods.

Due to the government's censorship, international people experience totally different shanghai compared to local's one. They are struggling to get access to local's daily convenience while local people don't feel any of inconvenience on their lives.

Group work


2015 Electronic payment density


2025 International area apart from censorship

Electronic payment density shows main street and downtown in the city. However, only authorized people can make use of the electronic payment due to the censorship while international visitors are struggling with. We imagined future situation as there are the international zone away from censorship nearby the downtown areas so that international visitors can access to market economy's grid system.



Commercial/ Office


On-grid zone


Scanning gate

Off-grid zone


Transportation Immigrations

Underground off-grid zone

Control tower

In 2035, we suggested authorized international zone located in Middle hwaihai Rd, Shanghai.The situation will require to establish the boundary condition between local zone (on-grid) and international zone(off-grid) in terms of censorship. We assumed the condition would be similar to the border between countries. If the zones would spread throughout the city, They will operates independently while having connections between over the censorship.

Group work


On- grid Under the censorship area, international people need to find the way to detour the access away from the government censorship.

Identity theft

Pocket jammer

Fake stores

Umbrella jammer

Hack system

False image

Pay off police

Change credit

Faraday cage

Government spy


Vpn alternative

No internet restriction

Uber service

Off- grid Away from the censorship area, international people don't need to detour the access but need immigration process to return to on grid zone.

Cash only


No camera

Online check-in

Gate of resident area

Free elevater

No camera

No x-ray machine

No local delivery

Immigration bus

Package delivery


Anchovy woodshop

The client requested the interior renovation for woodshop located in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South korea. The work is progressed for 2 weeks.


I participated in the overall physical work on-site, including ceiling and flooring construction. The main role included shop drawings, fabrication from the raw materials to the customized units and installation of them.


In terms of the design concept, The ceiling system represents the iconic image of the woodshop. Also, it introduces the way to the shop from the street by repeating the structure units by the end of the indoor space. Floor is coated by Epoxy paint while the reference grid lines along with the ceiling system are engraved on it before.


Winter Interior design

Lauan wood Lumber wood Epoxy paint

Young-mo Seong

Location Seoul, South Korea *Under the construction




Tactual Shower

’Tactual Shower’ is delivered for the annual exhibition which is held by ‘UAUS’ (Union of Architecture University students in Seoul). Each team consisting of 14 members participated in the exhibition as representatives of their school of architecture in Seoul. The union presented pavilions to serve as playgrounds for pubilc. The work is installed in 1:1 scale at the site located in Hong-dae district, Seoul, South Korea. The project is simply made up of the pieces of silk and the iron-frame to hold them.

2014 Spring Competition

Material Iron Silk

Program Pavilion

Location Seoul, South Korea *Group work


CNC chair

Furniture made by using CNC machines has the advantage of fewer manual tasks. However, there is a caution that the designer are required to consider dimensions of the machine and the limited amount of the material carefully in order to achieve seamless pieces.

2016 Fall Elective

Material Wood

Supervisor John Cherry

Type Furniture *Exchange studio


This workshop practice provided overall comprehension of the basic knowledge about furniture, especially about the fabrication with the efficient use of materials and design change through machine use.



The tea-table fabrication introduced me of the notion about the relation between details and process. With the materiality the wood (pallets) has, the fabrication steps constantly have got altered for the better results.

Pallet teatable

Sometimes the detail comes out from the process caused by the materiality. And at the same time people design the process for the aim of some specific details.

2016 Fall Elective

Material Recycled pallet

Supervisor John Cherry

Type Furniture *Exchange studio


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2019_ Architecture portfolio_ Hyun-mo Kim_ENG  

Hyun-mo Kim, South Korea 2012 -2019 Architecture student portfolio english version

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