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01 TOPOLOGICAL NEW YORK CITY Fall 2014 Graduate Research Design Studio The Cooper Union Professor : Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Lydia Xynogala, Will Shapiro Topic : Structuring Fluid Territories Site : Canal Street, New York, US Individual work

Manhattan’s grid produces a homogeneous structuring of the territory of the city. However, Canal Street as well as Houston Street have different configurations; it introduces, among other public spaces, irregular streetscapes. Tribeca evidences the triangulation produced by the collision of different grid negotiations resolved in irregular blocks. In addition to this, infrastructures such as Holland Tunnel produce void public spaces interrupting also the grid.

History of canal street

This reading of irregular transformations of the city grid was re-coded to transform the regular homogeneous city block creating a range of typological differentiated ruptures in the grid system. Historically, Canal Street has been affected by rising water levels; frequent flooding influenced the formation of the street since it was originally a functioning Canal. Thus, these previously hidden latent streams and wet lands were recovered as they inform systematically typological ruptures in the city which the water informs fluidly the original grid system. These transformations are based on fluid form through simulations of tidal change, sedimentation and erosion, which affect and transform within time a critical rezoning of Manhattan in relation to environmental forces.

Two facades of Canal Street

Phase 1: Typology-Topology The aim of the first phase is to explore critical relationships between the city, and urban fabric and a building type. The first step is to identify an interesting building type in tension with the structure of the city. Second, explore relationships between this type and the fabric in a larger city area, understanding systematically the reasons of its emergence and its variation range within extreme opposite conditions. Third, out of this exploration, construct a site boundary that presents a certain theses about the city. Transformed facade and typology Removal of the building

Penetration of the way


Typical grid system

Road expansion

Sharing the open space

Penetration of the open sapce Transformed facade


Origin of Canal Street Canal Street takes its name from a canal that was dug in the early 19th century to drain a contaminated and disease-ridden Collect Pond into the Hudson River. The pond was filled in 1811, and Canal Street was completed in 1820 following the angled path the canal had. The elimination of Collect Pond made the surrounding land even marshier, as the area had many natural springs that now had nowhere to drain. The historic townhouses and newer tenements that had been built along Canal Street quickly fell into disrepair, and the eastern stretch of Canal Street came within the ambit of the notorious Five Points slum as property values and living conditions plummeted. All of these events affected the shape of block, and resulted various type of buildings which could not be seen in the other parts of Manhattan.

Catalog for parametric study First, I developed analytical drawings studying the massing, the relationship to the zoning code and its potential further transformation and development. For this purpose, I developed the analysis working with several representational techniques looking to the activation of architecture conditions and questions. Then, I also developed parametric drawings of the analyzed urban type. These drawings functioned as an invention but objective generative analysis of the formal massing conditions and relationships discovered. This drawing functioned as an coding algorithmic formulation of the urban type. I developed a sequential step by step morphogenesis axonometric diagram that traces back the origination of the urban type. Finally, I critiqued the developed parametric sequential analysis of the urban type in order to work out typological displacements that may transcend the original analyzed type. I worked out parametric variations within the analyzed type to propose a critical design solution aiming for a new urban type proposal.

The 1st parametric study (grasshopper)

The 2nd parametric study

The 3rd parametric study

Historically water-related canal street

Phase 2: GIS, Layered City Data, Big Data The second phase consists of integrating GIS to the urban analysis. I started pairing innovative techniques with the exploration of architectural problems. Even though I used layered data based information being pulled from multiple sources, the main issue was to resist the separation between data as information content and drawing as representation. I studied how layered information can be explored within a precise form, proposing an idea, an aesthetic for each independent formal configuration analyzed, so that the form of exploration induced also conclusions to the data explored.

Second, I worked out layered connections and relationships among the different data sets. Layered information interacted, reacted and accumulated with and to each other, relating across city and environment, exploring the totality of the territory as a single condition. Third, I worked directly with Big Data sets and digital simulation, mapped out statistically the relationship between the form of my sites and how they produce, deviate. This part of the exercise aimed to suspend structuralist thinking in relation to the set of dynamic conditions.

Phase 3: Latent Emergent Ecologies Environmental forces, environmental site effects, the effect of infrastructure in the environment was analyzed in relation to the definition of an environmental system, identifying interesting latent conditions that can have a certain landscape and architectural significance. At first, I analyzed natural flows, environmental problems that have the potential to be organized and manipulated. Second, I developed drawings understanding the range of variations of these problems. Third, I researched how infrastructure modifies these natural environments. Finally, I developed means to modify, deviate and ultimately strategies to organize architecturally these environmental forces. Architecture design was understood as structuring environmental forces rather than imposing a fixed design to the environment.

The 4th parametric study

The 5th parametric study

Simulation with physical models I researched latent and active environmental processes that present an interesting architectural/landscape potential. These environmental conditions, environmental problems, latent potentials and questions had to affect the architecture of the landscape and landscape of the city of the investigated area of analysis. I mapped, recorded , researched and documented the observed processes understanding the difference between an accumulative gradual change in the physiognomy of the landscape activated by an environmental effect from a structural typological change. A gradual sedimentation accumulating in the shore displaced its original form affecting the formal organization of the shore. This gradual accumulation produced different gradual border conditions up to a point in which such accumulative effect developed a small typological change

Latent potential of the environmental force I composed a 3d drawing of all Manhattan, and its surrounding rivers, etc, integrating the typological urban analysis and the environmental analysis. Also, the physical model was understood as a test laboratory for the exploration of environmental forces, effects and their potential deviation, manipulation, architecturalization and ultimate organization.

Phase 4: Topological Time-based City The city is also a network of abstract immaterial connections, links, groupings of different kinds and crossed emerging relationships. First, I designed networks that identify an urban relationship. Then, I worked out how these relationships can be informed by the building types analyzed, so that the nodes, the links of my networks are more architecturally robust and consistent. Second, I developed a distinct network system that can abstract either the studied environmental conditions, or a latent environmental condition, or a force or even a side effect. Third, I integrated both networked systems within a single differentiated networked system, proposing an interesting structural transition or layering between the two.

3D Printing Model (Final)

02 DATA POLLUTION Summer 2015 Graduate Thesis The Cooper Union Professor : Diana Agrest Instructor : Daniel Merridor Site : Union Square, New York, US Individual work

Project Summary This Thesis explores the relationship between the city and the data that circulates in it in terms of human communication. Through the analysis of Instagram, a new type of social networking platform aiming at photo-sharing, the exploration focused on the mode in which the view of the city is transformed in a process by which the image of urban space is pixilated by the camera in mobile devices. While the data seems to "wander" in the city in an invisible cloud, it is made possible by a hidden physical infrastructure that changes data into images; a process that repeats itself constantly as people share their own experience in a place. Even though the "floating" data provides people with a mode of instant comjunication and useful information, the overflow of unwanted data is a source of unnecessary stress and waste of energy. This thesis thus proposes the creation of a data shelter; an ideal "dataclean" building.

01 Public wifi boundary 02 Celluar data network 03 Instagram user 04 Flickr user





Instagram as a new communication tool Traditional way for communication is to meet in person and make conversation with others, gazing into the face. Real space where people could intercommunicate is necessary for the way, and people can share feelings in that space using their five senses. However, the advent of Instagram allows individuals to contact to each other with only image. Although the application makes people not to use their other senses excepting the vision, it accelerates the interaction of people and still use the place as a medium.

Instagram and Pixelation of the physical space While just a little over turning 3 years old, Instagram has made huge strides in social media. With over 150 million users on the platform, 16 billion photos shared, and 1 billion likes happening each day, the photo-sharing and editing platform is one of the most engaging channels on social media. Instagram has some pretty different functionalities in comparison to other social media sites and is fundamentally based on being able to simply upload and share images instantly. Except, looking at the other capabilities, Instagram is still a platform to share things and identifying what is working and what isn’t helps to determine what a specific audience craves. As people take the photo to upload, pixelation of the physical space begins in their mobile devices. At first, natural light is captured by the image sensor of camera, and it penetrates a filter which has 3 different color. In this process, the light is seperated into 3 different colors which have a different intensity, and this information becomes a data. After these phases, a set of data list goes to CPU and memory of the mobile device. All of these phases are happened in a very short moment and very tiny space.

Infrastructure of the city I started to researh about the infrastructure that allows people to use the data. Manhattan has a hexagonal cellular data network and flexible wifi boundary. In this network, people spend a ton of data to communicate with others. So, we can see the manhattan which is covered with data through the map of Instagram and Flicker user. Actually, when we press 'like' button as a reaction of other opinion, the related data quickly transmitted by means of satellite.

* 3-dimensional magnetic field for showing the hidden infrastructure

Data Cloud "Hard" infrastructure refers to the large physical networks necessary for the functioning of a modern industrial nation, whereas "soft" infrastructure refers to all the institutions which are required to maintain the economy, health, and cultural and social standards of a country, such as the financial system, the education system, the health care system, the system of government, and law enforcement, as well as emergency services. In addition to this categorization, I suggested 'data cloud' as an important soft infrastructure. This cloud could be created by means of hard infrastructure such as electricity line and optical fiber line. Even though this new soft infrastructure is invisiable, and intangible, it serves as a critical structure to support the city. I choose the Union Square as a specific site. In the city, people gathered in public space to interact with others. At the same time, people spend a lot of data to record the moment or send the moment to others. Actually, 1000 more images are uploaded in the instagram per day, and these images could be shared by the infrastructure.

Invisible Infrastructure Instagram constantly creates a huge number of disembodied eyes staring physical places. The eyes produce numerous flattened images of physical spaces by means of a mobile apparatus. And then, the images are uploaded in the online space with hashtag to interact with people out there. The information of pixel, which is transformed from physical space, spreads to the world and creates a connection with people who are interested in the same space. At the moment of connection, those who live at a distance could share same vision of the specific location, and then disperse to make another interaction.

Data Shelter Even though the floating data provides people with useful information, overflowing data distress people who do not want receive unnecessary information. Thus, this thesis offers a data shelter which is an ideal data-clean building for them. This shelter could be built by using 'jammer' which is an instrument used to prevent cellular phones from receving signals from base station. When used, the jammer effectively disables cellular phones. Actually, this device can be found primarily in places where a phone call would be particularly disruptive because silence is expected. However, the jammer could provide data-abhorrer with perfect rest area and these shelters would make new network in the city.

03 NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN PLATE TECTONICS Spring 2015 Graduate Research Design Studio II The Cooper Union Professor : Diana Agrest Instructor : Lis Cena Topic: Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture Site : Sonoma and Lake counties, CA, US Individual work Up : Plate Tectonics (1:200,000) Middle : Sonoma and Lake Counties (1:20,000) Down : Clearlake Volcanic Area (1:8,000)

Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture This studio focused on the question of Nature from the philosophical and scientific discourses that have explained it throughout history, in its transformations to the present conditions of the natural world as they affect our modes of habitation. Time was the focus of this exploration. Through this exploration, potential sources, potential sites, potential elements, potential new architectural concepts were discovered and proposals were put forth. Traditional concepts such as: Site; Land Use; Materiality; Ecology and Energy were critically reassessed.

The Great Geyser, Iceland

Geyser Geothermal Steam Field, Sonoma and Lake Counties

Project Summary This project investigates on the analysis of relationships between various mechanics influencing the formation of the geyser. I would like to underline that this energetic and momentary activity originated from plate tectonics that is invisible as well as unrecognizable. The crustal movement resulted in the upheaval of magma chambers, and seismic activities caused cracks and faults. Time within 30,000 years allowed all the events to be combined, and turned into geyser having 30 minutes cycle. Underground water seeping through cracks and faults is collected in a permeable layer of rock formations that allow the creation of a reservoir. The magma chamber which is four kilometers below the surface of the earth conducts heat through an impermeable layer that lies between the magma and the permeable layer. Because heat produces water expansion, the entrapped underground water turns into steam when it meets the heat generating the high pressure that produces the geysers. As a result, slender and lengthy channel which stretches about two kilometers in length ends up containing full of steam in itself that generating very high pressure bringing about forceful eruptions that manifest themselves at approximately 30 minutes intervals.

Heat Source The Clear Lake Volcanics erupted during four periods of time beginning at about 2 Ma. There is a general decrease in age northward from 2 Ma in the south to about 10,000 years in the north. Geophysical data suggests there is currently a spherical to cylindrical magma chamber about 14 km (8.7 mi) diameter and about 7 km (4.3 mi) from the surface. Seismic studies indicate that the vertical extent is approximately 30 km (18.6 mi) deep.

Like many of the volcanic areas in the U.S. the GeysersClear Lake region has been drilled to determine its potential for geothermal energy. Drilling projects revealed a large silicic intrusive body known as “the felsite� which reaches to within about 1 km (0.62 mi) of the surface, south of Cobb Mountain. Dating of this rock body indicates a minimum crystallization (solidification) age of 1.3 to 1.4 Ma, which is in accord with the age distribution of the Clear Lake Volcanics.

Tectonic Plates The earth is composed of several plates and the movement of plates is generating numerous natural activities depending on the direction of the movement. My site is located in the edge of two plates-the Pacific plate and the North America plate. These two plates are moving in the opposite direction, leading to create friction. This movement caused an earthquake and volcanic eruptions and also generated many large and small faults such as San Andreas Fault. In the result of these series of phenomenon, Clear lake volcanic field was created between Sonoma and Lake Counties in California, and the interesting cycle of heats and water is observed in this area.

Heat Source The Clear Lake Volcanics erupted during four periods of time beginning at about 2 Ma. There is a general decrease in age northward from 2 Ma in the south to about 10,000 years in the north. Geophysical data suggests there is currently a spherical to cylindrical magma chamber about 14 km (8.7 mi) diameter and about 7 km (4.3 mi) from the surface. Seismic studies indicate that the vertical extent is approximately 30 km (18.6 mi) deep. Like many of the volcanic areas in the U.S. the GeysersClear Lake region has been drilled to determine its potential for geothermal energy. Drilling projects revealed a large silicic intrusive body known as “the felsite� which reaches to within about 1 km (0.62 mi) of the surface, south of Cobb Mountain. Dating of this rock body indicates a minimum crystallization (solidification) age of 1.3 to 1.4 Ma, which is in accord with the age distribution of the Clear Lake Volcanics.

Underground Water Reservior The formation of geysers is due to particular hydrogeological conditions, which exist in only a few places on Earth, so they are a fairly rare phenomenon. Generally all geyser field sites are located near active volcanic areas, and the geyser effect is due to the proximity of magma. Generally, surface water works its way down to an average depth of around 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) where it contacts hot rocks. The resultant boiling of the pressurized water results in the geyser effect of hot water and steam spraying out of the geyser's surface vent.

Type of Rocks 3 million years ago, clear lake volcanic erupted, and after that 3 more volcanic activities has occurred. And magma chamber was created at 3miles from the surface of earth. This magma made the upper rock hard and brittle, then caused fracturing to create permeability. After that, the water seep down via the holes of sedimentation rock and fault, crack and fractured igneous rock, finally the steam fields were created. This hot water risen up along with those cracks. Depending on the characteristic of rock such as size of crystal, strength of rock, it created hot spring, fumarole and geyser.

Underground Water Reservoir Water seep down via the holes of sedimentation rock and fault, crack and the underground water reservoir was created in the permeable rock. Heat from the magma chamber transferred through the permeable rock. After the volcanic eruption, magma chamber was falling and remaining magma became impermeable rock.

Plumbing System We know that the water turns into the steam at 100 degree Celsius. However, because high pressure increase boiling point, the water doesn’t boil even though it reaches 200 degree Celsius. But the pressure pushes some water, so it overflows onto the surface. That relief from pressure allows the super heated water flash into steam. Because steam takes up thousands of times more space than water does, the flash creates a massive surge of water. Then, the cycle begins again every 30 minutes.

04 HOMO DIGITUS Fall 2014 Graduate Seminar in Technologies The Cooper Union Professor : Michael Young Topic: Digital Fabrication Team Work with 1 member

Estranged Object The course sets out to understand contemporary digital techniques by investigating the theories and history of aesthetics in relation to architectural fabrication, geometry, and representation. The topics under investigation included explorations of curvature sensation and notation, gradient field manipulations, ornamental pattern as continuous variation, digital fabrication through contouring, folding, and aggregation, and material feedback in a computational system. The strange is defined for us as a tension between a real object and its sensuous qualities. As such, it begins to suggest a rupture between conceptual and sensorial aspects within the intent and reception of design. It is our position that much of what is interesting in design is not the efficient solution of a problem, or the beauty of a form, or the immediate relevancy for a particular social condition; but instead the ways in which everyday objects, architecture included, become estranged. I worked through issues of geometry and fabrication in contemporary digital design by working on the development of an estranged object. There were 3 phases in this project to be done over the course of the semester.

Phase 1 : The Object Model The first stage is to choose an everyday object which could get in 'MUJI' store. My team selected a simple fork becuase the object has no pecurial characteristics, meaning that we can easily transform the shape. Our first mission was making a modeling by using Rhinoceros in order to analyze the geometric feature.

Phase 2 : The Bashed Object

Phase 2 : The Bashed Object The aim of the second phase was the defamiliarization of the original figure. This phase included 3 steps; the loss and gain of edge, odd Symmetry and bashed objects. Also, there were 3 issues in this phase; material substitution, ornament & modulation and kit bashing.

Vertical line- Pattern Horizontal line - Shadow of the outer layer

Up- Final Modeling (Rhino) Down- Physical model (3d printing)





01 Advanced neuron system 02 Zoom-in the system 03 New generation (Homo digitus) 04 New way for communication

Phases 3: Scenario Speculation "We Live in the 'HOMO DIGITUS' age" Hands, touch (tactiception), compared to others senses: sight, hearing, taste, and smell has more important role on human body since people use them to do everything such as eating, drinking, and washing. Unquestionable, people only have two hands, and they use both hands to do one thing. In the other words, people cannot use their hands to do several things at one time because their hands need to cooperate to finish one thing first. But what if people have a chance to use their two hands just like if they would have “ Ten hands” of their won by using this magical device? Now, let us introduce “Extended Finger,” one device can change your whole life to you. “Extended Finger” can help you do things quickly like receiving information. Just imagine that one day when you wake up, and you realize that you not only have two hands but ten. What your future life can be.

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05 DIOSES OF MYEONG DONG 2011 Professional Work Gansam Architects & Partners Client : Archdiocesse of Seoul Site : Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea Program: Subsidary facilities of the Myeongdong Cathedral Total Floor Area : 59,617 ㎥ Period : 12 months Role : DD,CD (Maeul-square design) Main tool : Sketchup, Vray for sketch up, Autocad, Models


Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral

Myeondong Cathedral is a monumental religious building with a century old history. Gansam Architects & Partners is in the process of planning a long-term project, as long as twenty years and the current project is in the phase one. I took my responsibility for designing Maeul Square and was actively involved in the project for twelve months. The space was designed by mostly using study models and sketch-up program.

01 Initial condition of Myeongdong Cathedral (1913) 02 Existing condion of Myeongdong Cathecral (2011)

The area of Maeul-Square



The area of catholic cathedral The area of Maeul-Square (my part)

Myeongdong Cathedral




Design process The client, Archdiocese of Seoul requested for a design idea to transform the land that was used as a parking lot into a plaza filled various amenities, with parking lot placed underground. Extensive studies drew an idea similar to the initial placing of Myeongdong Cathedral – a plaza with steps. Because the planning involved maintaining the existing steeps, close collaboration with structural engineering office was required and by using reversed beam, the project secured maximum ceiling height of the community plaza.

Maeul Square

Alt-3 (selection)

Alt-3 (developed)

Design Process In order to maintain the existing texture of the cathedral, red bricks and gray bricks were used. Masonry structure was not sufficient enough to design vast spaces, RC structure was actively used and bricks were only for decoration.

Cement column (structure) Cement brick (structure) Grey brick (ornament) Red brick (ornament)

Left Up : Sketch-up Vray Rendering Left Middle, Down : Realization (2014)

Structure study (Rhino modeling)

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2012 Professional Work Gansam Architects & Partners Client : Daesin EDI Site :131 Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, Korea Program: Business Hotel Total Floor Area : 10,610 ㎥ Period : 10 months Role : SD,DD,CD (drawing, DOB filing, modeling) Main tool : Sketchup, Autocad, Models

Project summary The project cheongdam business hotel is located in the Youngdong-daero which is the most famous and trendy street in Seoul. Hotels and Residential buildings are very common in the region, thus client requested a reasonable and eye-catching business hotel to compete with other existing hotels. I was engaged in hotel design department at that time, and my team members were only three. Thus I was actively involved in all of the phases; schematic design such as massing planing, analysis of a building code, and development design including permit service, making a physical model, and finally construction design. Youngdong-Daero

Design process After analyzing the building code, my team deducted a maximum area and height of mass. Because the interior design was in charge of interior department, we focused the elevation design. At first, I suggested thtree types of design. Depending on the material, each alternative design had a different characteristics. Although there were a lots of restriction from building codes, I tried to suggest the most distinctive design. Among the suggestions, the first one was selected.




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Left Up : Front view (Physical model) Left Down : Rear view (Realization, 2014)

Physical model in the professional project In the DD phase, I made a phisical model in order to present to the client. Of course, we was able to use 3d perspective image because I had already made the entire modeling by using sketch-up. However, I suggested making a model because the client had no confidence about the design. I tried to highlight the freshness and design concept such as strong vertical pattern of the building in the model. â“’ Gansam Architects & Partners

07 CHEONGDAM OFFICE 2012 Professional Work Gansam Architects & Partners Client : Daesin EDI Site :131 Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, Korea Program: Office Total Floor Area : 638 ㎥ Period : 2 months Role : SD,DD,CD (drawing, DOB filing, modeling) Main tool : Sketchup, Vray for sketch up, Autocad

Project summary Even though this project is belong to the previous project (cheongdam business hotel), client requested for working seperately because of the building code. This building is an atttached building of the business hotel, and will be use as an office for supporting a hotel work.

Original plan



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New plan (my suggestion)

Development process The original plan was to use same materials, design with the business hotel. Because this project started at the final phase of the business hotel project, harmony was the only criteria in planing the small office. However, I suggested new design becuase there was no complicate building code comparing to the hotel project, and the site had a ideal condition such as riverview. I though that it was a chance for our tem to design a good building, and suggested new design which had an openness elevation.

08 ART IN THE SUITE 2012 Professional Work Gansam Architects & Partners Client : Kyowon Site :47-4 Supyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea Program: Boutique Hotel Total Floor Area : 18,507 ㎥ Period : 2 months (competition) Role : Diagram, Section, Model Main tool : Indesign, Illustrator, Models, Autocad

Site condition This project is a competition work for suggesting a unique hotel which could be used as a new landmark in Seoul. Because numerous gigantic building had already been located along with the cheonggye-stream, a strong and unique strategy was highly recommended.


Concept In order to be standed out among the numerous massive buildings, we designed very simple, but powerful mass. After analyzing the building code, we secured maximum number of guest rooms, and then arranged the rooms between sixth floor and twenty-second floor. After that, we cut out fifth floor and twenty-third floor to give an identity to the building. The ceiling of these two floor were used as canvas, so people from outside could see two pieces of art works walking the cheongkye stream.

Mass Development Process Development process Like the other projects, I used physical models to develop the design. These models were very helpful because every team members and collaborative companies could share their ideas through the models. Especially, I could easily deliver the information such as a ceiling gradient to CG company without making a 3d modeling.


5F Plan & Diagram

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09 SECTION EDITING Fall 2009 Architectural Design Studio 06 Hanyang University Professor : Hejung Helen Choi Program: Subway Station Site : Hyehwa Subway Station, Seoul, Korea Individual work

Seoul City Underground Construction Competition HONORABLE MENTION Patternized routes of hyewha subway station

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The building group neighboring in the Hyehwa subway station is filled with the largest size of crowed, signaling the start of exploration in Daehakro. However, between the building group and the subway station, only a single route exists, with resemblance with maps of Daehakro with limited set of information. And, the section shows that there is no connection between the two areas excluding exits.

Typical section The building group neighboring in the Hyehwa subway station is filled with the largest size of crowed, signaling the start of exploration in Daehakro. However, between the building group and the subway station, only a single route exists, with resemblance with maps of Daehakro with limited set of information. And, the section shows that there is no connection between the two areas excluding exits.








Exit No.1

Existing Circulation The site has its typical section. With a distance measuring six meters, horizontal spaces are placed in parallel, making the space between Daehakro and Hyehwa station plain. Hence I attempted to create spaces with variations by “editing� existing spaces into new spaces. Red color is to indicate circulation pattern.

Current circulation

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Section Editing

Current sequnce of sections (red marks represent the flow of people) Edited sequence of sections

Exit No.4

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Exit No.4

The preparation materials for section editing

Ready for section editing The model is created to effectively visualize the sequence of the site, which was reconstituted with ten revised plans. Plans printed on OHP film were placed in line, combined among frames and thus viewers are able to view ten plans at a glance. Such is similar to reconstituting Daehakro by combining maps with limited information. Eventually, the scene gives clear information on the edited site.

The manual for assembly

1/3" Hexagon Nut 1/3" Washer 2mm Acrylic plate 0.2mm OHP film 2mm Acrylic plate 1/3" Washer 3mm Iron sheet frame 1/3" Washer 1/3" Hexagon Nut 1/3" Rebar

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Transformed space

Plan (B1f)

The reconstituted space will provide routes to exit through various experiences, other than the patternized route consisted of "platform- stairs - ticket - barrier - exit." The space that was once considered as a simple passage transformed into a cultural space attracting cultural events.

1. Exhibition area 2. Meeting room 3. Information center 4. Performance stage

5. Cafeteria 6. Shop 7. Management Office 8. Toilet

10 SCHOOL FOR LEARNING JOURNEY Spring / Fall 2010 Thesis Year Hanyang University Professor : Heejun Whang Program: Elementary School Site : Gwanyang-dong, Kyoungki-do, Korea Individual work Educational Facilities Design Competition 2010 THE 2ND PRIZE

School : Never-changed and All-same space In general, schools were described as isolated islands in urban spaces. The schools do not blend with the urban environment well. Walls surrounding the facilities are drawing distinct line between in and outside. As such, schools were appearing as “yellow dots� on this photograph taken with satellite cameras. Also, most of the schools in Korea have same space composition; classrooms which are attached to a corridor in a low. This composition originated from a barrack and has never been changed since 1920's.

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New arrangement of classrooms Arrangement of classrooms is based on analysis of education curriculum for elementary schools. Unlike conventional school facilities, classrooms are designed based on each curriculum's educational objective and place centering of a common space that constantly connects with and welcomes the outside world.

learning street



Jane's Learning Journey

Tom's Learning Journey

Gwanyang Public Library

Pyeondchon Newtown


Inner-West Elevation

Discourse room

Anyang sports complex

Ungok Park

Art classroom


Gwanyang Oldtown


Gwanyang Community Center

Reading classroom

Inner-North Elevation Playground Inner-South Elevation Hakeui Stream Music classroom Hakun Park The school for learning journey Exhilarating journey through activities set by timetables, and thus the time spent entire day will be part of education. With sincere hope that schools no longer are considered spaces that students associate with negative perception such as fear, horror and disconnection, the project started to be incorporated into the current education system, not as another one of alternative schools.

11 INTERLOCKING CITYPARK Fall 2006 Architectural Design Studio 03 Hanyang University Professor : Seo Gu Heo Program: Movie & Drama Theater Site : Seonjeongleung park, Seoul, Korea Individual work Cultural & Art centers Design Idea Competition 2011 THE 4TH PRIZE

Newly created boundary In the midst of rapid urbanization, “Seonjeong-neoung” was categorized into cultural heritage and excluded from urban development plan and remained as a low-density area. The urban space, already being saturated, penetrated into the low-density areas, and the boundary what set the park apart from the urban space with "line" turned into a boundary with “area.” Currently, a public parking lot and an information center are taking the space. This project aims to fill the space with resting space and cultural venues for performing arts.

Existing facilities

Make a new boundary

Fold up the boundary to create spaces

Bury the boundary

Up- Site concept model Middle - Diagram Down- Study model New way of dividing two areas

Interlocking Citypark A continuous plate, surrounding two theaters to connect the urban area and the park will fill the gap measuring twenty meters. The facility consisted of a large theater and a small theater connects the moment before and after performances through a variety of passages. And these facilities buried in ground will be new entrance of the park and remain to play its supporting role to give spotlight to the park, not revealing itself.

Culture-filled boundary Between the urban space and Seonjeong-neoung park, the space will be packed with spaces created through combination of natural landscape and artificial construction. The spaces started with a single passage will continue to create various events.



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Main Entrance (Cultural space)





Ground Plan

B1F Plan

1. Office / Locker 2. Ticket box 3. Shop 4. History Museum 5. Entrance / Deck 6. Square 7. Deck 8. Pedestrian Rest Area

05 Entrance (Park)


1. Shop 2. Information center 3. Office / Locker 4. Lounge 5. Deck 6. Management Office 7. Security Room 8. Lobby 9. PR Department



Entrance (Cultural space)




18 (m)


10. Deck / Square 11. Projection Room 12. Small Theater (250 seats) 13. Preparation Room 14. Operating Room 15. Stage 16. Waiting Area





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Two theaters connected by continuous plate



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Interlocking Citypark


Entrance into underground cultural venue starts from both the urban space and Seonjeongneoung. The flow from the entrance into different levels will eventually meet at the main area with performing venues, seamlessly connecting the urban area and Seonjeongneoung Park.

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B3F Plan 1. Shop 2. Ticket Box 3. Information Center 4. PR Department 5. Deck 6. Trail 7. Locker Room 8. Preparation Room 9. Shower Room

10. Supproting Area 11. Operating Room 12. Stprage 13. Large Theater (505 seats) 14. Storage 15. Audio Control room 16. Lounge



Subsidary facilities


12 Cultural Roots Fall 2005 Architectural Design Studio 02 Hanyang University Professor : Sungjoong Yang Program: Book Cafe Site : Hanyang University campus, Seoul, Korea Individual work Hanyang University Architectural Conference 2005 SELECTED WORK

Invigorate the building Hanyang Plaza is high-rise and resembles to a giant wall to the public. This rectangular building made a splendid green space behind itself into dead space. The building, located at the center of the campus, is not interacting well with what is surrounded because of its closed form. Currently, substantial numbers of rooms are empty inside the building. Making the most out of the empty rooms and common spaces such as hallway and stairs, I attempted to create a new flow connecting the front and the back.





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Design development Mass stretching out from the building evolved by adapting itself into geographical feature. Design development was preceded by calculating degree of slope with mass study and sketches. Continuous flow between the second and the third floor covers the green space and the area bordering with the land connects between the building and the green space.

Contrasting two masses Two masses covering the green space are creation out of the consideration on both form and function. The rectangular mass on the right floats above the green space, normally used for a cafĂŠ. The curved mass on the left is being part of the green space, filled with take out cafĂŠs or passages for walking. The courtyard surrounded by the two masses offers pleasant book reading experience in the green space.


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13 MORNING GLORY CLOUD 2014 INTERNATIONAL VELUX AWARD THE SECOND PRIZE Jury : Craig Dykers, Roisin Heneghan, Magda Mostafa, Catherine Slessor, Per Arnold Andersen Theme : Light of Tomorrow Site : Korea DMZ Team Work with 1 member Project brief This project is about how daylight can contribute to the unification of Korea. We thought that Korean could not imagine their shining tomorrow without the unification of nation. The Korean peninsular is divided into two countries, North and South. and in the middle of the peninsular, a very weird and absurd border line, called DMZ, is existing. The existing militarily demarcation line is made of wire fence, which is building up a sense of tension and it seems that it would never disappear in the future. We wanted to find the way to relieve the tension, and we suggested a very flexible and soft boundary after getting inspired from a natural phenomenon, called morning glory cloud, which has a a transient characteristic.

Korea DMZ DMZ (The Korean Demilitarized Zone) is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The existing military demarcation line is made of barbed wire-entanglement, which is unnecessary as citizen cannot access around here. Therefore the boundary is not physical barrier, but psychological one for Koreans off which they are eager to blow. Morning glory cloud The Morning glory cloud is a rare meteorological phenomenon consisting of a low-level atmospheric solitary wave and associated cloud, occasionally observed in different locations around the world. Our design concept looks like the cloud.




Thermal Energy

Making Shadow

Cooling Internal air




Sinking Illuminating

Heating Internal air


Lignt Energy

The cycle of operation Day


Light Shadow

Also, we focused on the 2 characteristics of daylight. The first one is that it makes shadow and the second thing is that it could be used for energy source to make an artificial light. By using these two characteristics, we developed our idea of new boundary which means, in the daytime, shadow came from daylight could serve as nonphysical boundary and in the nighttime, an artificial light generated from accumulated energy from daylight could serve as physical boundary. Finally, this events would be repeated as the sun rises and falls. Sun Morning Glory Cloud

Laminated Polypropylene

Dye-sensitive Solar Cell Nucleus (Solar Battery+ Radiating Material

Unit of Cloud The nucleus in the module obtaining energy from daylight performs two roles- emits heat and accumulate energy- at the same time. At first, in the daytime. it generates heat. making inner air warm, so inner air becomes lighter than outer air, leading to float the module (like hot-air balloon). And then, after sunset, it stops emitting heat, leading to sink down the module, and it generate light by using the accumulated energy.

Ultralight Hollowed Metal Frame Electrostatic Induction Ring

New boundary Light and shadow made by this process will serve as new boundary stimulating us to think about the meaning of boundary. We thought that even though our proposal could not solve the entire problem right now, but we hope that our small idea would be a seed to relieve the tension, and become a corner stone of the unification of Korea.




14 LANDSCAPE OF COLUMNS 2015 Steel Competition Topic : Steel Structure Site : Charlestown, Boston, US Team Work with 1 member

Program Arrangement Practical and efficient configuration containing various sports programs in a limited area necessitate smart three dimensional combinations such as “Tetris blocks.� With close dissection in scale and form of each sport programs, we investigated on an optimized arrangement of programs in the building; since they are relatively free from the structural restrictions, the slabs can take diverse heights of levels, which minimize wasting of unnecessary space by being assembled like the blocks.

Differentiated Columns Heavy structural elements such as thick columns or beams could be obstacles for enjoying sports in a building; they keep spectators from watching panoramic views as well as players from concentrating on the game. Steel structure allows minimized columns by differentiating the columns, which assimilates with the scenery. We suggest suspension structure, in which slabs are hanged on the uppermost slabs. This structure would enhance dynamic impression which is necessary for the sport facilities with lightness.

Slab & Core Since every stadium requires its own forms following the spatial characteristics of the each game, usual buildings having flat slabs could generate unnecessary dead spaces. We propose folding slabs in which three cores hold the slabs in order to create various heights of spaces in the same floor.

Steel Columns against a Compressive Force We came up with an idea to divide the loads of the building into two structural solutions: columns and cables. Substantial and straight steel columns are necessary for the building as to supplement the structure in which four slabs are hanging from the core. Slender columns having a diameter of about 150 millimeters are in charge of seventy percent of total loads, going through five slabs.

Steel Cables against a Tensile Force We adopted a suspension structure, making the most use of tensile force of steel strings to solve the rest of whole loads: 30%. Apart from the steel columns having constant diameters, these steel strings take various thicknesses in diameter, following the distance from the cores; the closer to the cores, the thicker the strings are. Diverse colors of the cable in this diagram represent their varied diameters. These cables play a role in defining the space and provide dramatic scenery, creating diversified densities of the spaces.

Skin for Holding Slabs The building envelope holds slabs to control bending or shearing, and vibrating of the structure. The translucent envelope is not only a structural member but also an aesthetic and functional element of the building, penetrating natural light into the interior spaces.

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1. Handball court 2. Handball spectator gallery 3. Diving platform 4. Sauna 5. Weight & fitness

6. Yoga & pilates center 7. Lifeguard lounge 8. Taekwondo ring 9. Staircase 10. Shower

11. Diving pool 12. Waterpolo pool 13. Children pool 14. Locker room 15. Kitchen

16. Art exhibition hall 17. Reception desk 18. Cafeteria 19. Archery lane 20. Table tennis court

Steel Strings Unlike common building in which structural elements influence on spatial plan of the building, this building has free plan with very slender columns, in reality, strings and no walls. These steel strings take various thicknesses in diameter, following the distance from the cores; the closer to the cores, the thicker the strings are. Diverse colors of the cable in this diagram represent their varied diameters. These cables play a role in defining the space and provide dramatic scenery, creating diversified densities of the spaces.





The 1st core / Elevator (B1F ~ ROOF) The 2nd core / Staircase (B1F ~ ROOF)

| ROOF Handball

| 4F

Multi-Purpose Columns The main strength of this building is that it has extraordinarily thin columns. The characteristic of steel structure which is resistant against a tensile force, lessons the burden of straight columns, and allows the columns to be differentiated. These columns are naturally assimilated into the scenery, functioning as a partitions of programs as well as structural components.

Taekwondo ring Wellness & monitoring center (community meditation center) Yoga & pilates center Weight & fitness (sport education for community) Sauna

| 3F Infirmary, lifeguard office Manager office, lavatory Staff lounge Maintenance office, lavatory Press zone & cafeteria lounge Broadcasting studio Diving platform

| 2F Shower & Locker room Restroom Warmup pool Waterpolo pool Diving pool

| 1F Lobby & Information Art exhibition hall Information desk & Reception Kitchen & bar Cafeteria & open space

| B1F Table tennis Archery lanes

The 3rd core / Elevator (1F ~ 4F)

15 ADDRESS FOR THE HOMELESS The 45th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition MERIT PRIZE Jury : Riken Yamamoto, Kengo Kuma, Taro Ashihara, Hiroshi Naito, Masaru Okamoto Theme : Housing for better urban environments Site : Canal st, Martin, France Team Work with 2 member

SDF (fr. Sans Domicle Fixe) in Paris To make better urban environment, my team focused on the people alienated from our urban environment, called SDF (fr. Sans Domicle Fixe : without fixed domicile). Many of them live in the tent along Canal St. Martin. Their living situation is so poor and I grieved their death on the street. An immediate need for SDF When investigated the system of urban society about housing in France, my team concluded that just absence of the address for SDF or little tolerance that permits their living and house as housing unit consisting the city is the main problem and it leads vicious circle : no house, no address ; no address, no bank account ; no bank account, no job ; no job, no money ; no money, no house.

What does it mean that one possesses a house comparing to others who don't?

Canal ST. Martin, France

Address for the homeless

SDF's house

The SDF who has address

By providing a postbox and giving them an address, this small reform will be my keen interest to the homeless people and way of community with other layers of society member. Until now the address is given to the fixed housing unit, most of which spend surplus space and energy, it means non-ecological. I hope that this tolerance admission will maintain their non-sedentary life and change our way of thinking about housing.

Paris, France

16 LIVING IN THE FOREST Korea Han-ok Competition 2012 FINALIST Jury : Youngsub Kim, Insuk Park, Bonghui Jeon, Namho Cho Theme : Han-ok Apartment Housing Site : 166-204, Nusang-dong, Seoul, Korea Team Work with 1 member

166-204, Nusang-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea

Client - 12 families The clients of this project are 12 families living in my apartment. Each housing unit has average 53㎡ area and each family is comprised of two or three members. The aim of this project is to propose a better housing environment without changing current conditions. (12 units, 53㎡, 8 parking lots, 4 floors) 401 :

49 ㎡

402 :

54 ㎡

403 :

54 ㎡

301 :

49 ㎡

302 :

54 ㎡

303 :

54 ㎡

201 :

49 ㎡

202 :

54 ㎡

203 :

54 ㎡

101 :

49 ㎡

102 :

54 ㎡

103 :

54 ㎡

Rooms Kitchen Bathroom

Rearrangement of programs In constructing a house, kitchen and bathroom that require ducks and piping due to heavy use of water fall into the category of heavy program. On the other hand, bedrooms and living room which can be constructed only with dry construction method are categorized as light programs. All heavy programs of the house are gathered into the lowest floor and the rooms that can be constructed with dry construction method are placed upstairs to lighten the burden of weight and enable perpendicular expansion of wooden structure.

Stem light program: room, dining room, living room

Root heavy program: bathroom, kitchen

Vertically stacked rooms Hanok involves a form of architecture with individual room which is consecutively connected with other rooms and space designed to have as much area as possible connect with external environment. Such horizontal space structure was modified into perpendicular structure to customize in the form of a public housing. Individual room was perpendicularly stacked to connect with outside world and all houses in the complex came to share the front yard and the sky.

1 Unit (for two members family / 56 ㎡)

Rooftop attic (6㎡)

Room 02 (12 ㎡)

Room 01 (12 ㎡) Garden (14 ㎡) Kitchen (20 ㎡)

Toilet (6 ㎡)





18 (m)

b1f plan (RC structure/ kitchen, toilet)

2f plan (Wooden strudture/ room)

1f plan (Wooden strudture/ room, dining room)

Hanok apartment housing All the twelve houses are stand-alone hanok, each with a front yard and a roof. However, because all are rooted on a single stylobate and pillars are shared, the construction is partly in the form of public housing. Even though the housing was departmentalized than buildings and faced decrease of floor area ration due to empty spaces, it offered more rooms for activities inside the house by filling the empty space with external environment.

Detail drawing

JAEBONG JEON 237 E 33rd St. Apt 3B, New York, NY 10016, US (+1) 917-460-6438 /




Master of Architecture II

Aug ‘14 - Sep ‘15


Bachelor of Architecture

Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience

GANSAM Architects & PARTNERS, Seoul, South Korea │


Feb ‘04 - Feb ‘11

Dec ‘10 - Dec ‘12

• Dioses of Myeong Dong (New-DD,CD)

• Cheongdam Business Hotel / Office (New-SD,DD,CD) • Hanwha Premium Seorak Resort (New-DD,CD) • Art in the Suite (Competition-SD,DD)



• Castle of Skywalkers (DD)

Feb ‘10 - Mar ‘10

• The West Village (DD) Nov ‘14


The 2nd Prize : 2014 International VELUX Award

Merit Prize : The 45th Central glass International Architectural Idea Competition

Oct ‘10

The Grand Prize (Award of the Ministry of Transportation and Maritime Affairs) : U-City Service Idea Competition 2010

Jun ‘10

Excellence Prize (The 2nd prize) : The 2nd Educational Facilities Design Competition

Dec ‘10

Excellence Prize (The 2nd prize) : The 4th Xi Design Fiesta

Jul ‘10

The 4th Prize : The 2nd Cultural & Art centers Design Idea Competition

Dec ‘11

Special Prize : The 7th Docomomo Korea Design Competition

Jun ‘10

Honorable mention : Seoul City Underground Construction Competition

Sep ‘10

Selected work : Hanyang University Architectural Conference 2005

Nov ‘05


The Merit Based Scholarship (Top)

The Merit Based Scholarship (Excellent)

The Merit Based Scholarship (Honor)

National Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

Honors at Full Tuition Waiver

Activities Space Design Group (Hanyang University Architectural Design Society) : The 38th member, served as a president in 2006

Fall 2010 / Fall 2005 Spring 2007 Spring 2010 / Spring 2006 / Spring 2005 Fall 2004 / Fall 2006 Fall 2014 ~ Spring 2015 Dec ‘04 - Now

Habitat for Humanity in Korea

Jul ‘11

Xi Design Fiesta (Theme “Eco-Friendly Community Center”)

Jul ‘10

Internos Students Workshop (Theme “Mobility”)

Jul ‘09

Space Design Group Workshop (Theme “City of the ROOM”)

Military service as a Conscripted Police


Korean, English

Jan ‘05 Jan ‘07 - Jan ‘09

Profile for Jaebong Jeon

Jaebong Jeon Portfoilo  

Cooper Union M.Arch II (2014-2015) / Selected Work

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Cooper Union M.Arch II (2014-2015) / Selected Work