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Portfolio Seul Ki Hong 2012 - 2017 Selected Works

SEUL KI HONG Bachelor of Envrionmental Design at Texas A&M University 1st year of M.Arch Candidate at Texas A&M University 405 A Fall Circle, College Station, TX C.P : +1-979-739-3569 E-mail :



Everyone knows that people are alive and breathing is implicitly an exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. As the breathing of man is accepted as an important meaning of being alive, it is also important to make architectural breathing by connecting aesthetic space architecturally with ‘natural friendly’ structure, ‘organic’ system, and ‘active’ function. Breathing as an interchange between architecture and people, and the fact that buildings and people breathe together in an organic relationship is one of the most important functions.

Movement through human gaze and breathing 1. Movement; Sequence of Segments (Personal project) 2. “Living” Media Lab (ARCH 405)

In addition to simply breathing, breathing is not only a functional breath, but also a living thing, meaning life. Just as people have to breathe in order to maintain life, buildings must have the most important requirements that a building can exist, and the forces and elements that make them live need the building to function as smoothly as a person, Elements can move organically, people can experience the space more abundantly, and actively participate in the building.

A well-functioning building affects not only buildings and those who use building, but also the social and economic parts of the area. Focusing on the fundamental reason why a building must exist and what it can do, the design and function of the building can be optimized according to the project because the people and the community who use the building have an organic relationship with the building. It brings greater synergy to buildings and people as well as to the area.

Breathing of buildings and spaces 1. Transformation_ Artwork (Personal Project) 2. “Breatheing” Honduras Hospital (ARCH 406)

Breathing between nature and buildings

1.Vacation house (ARCH 206)

Breathing through light

1. Layered Light (Personal study) 2. Photography | Light (Personal study)

Movement through human gaze and breathing 1. Movement; Sequence of Segments (Personal project) 2. “Living� Media Lab (ARCH 405)

Movement; sequence of segments 2016 Personal Artwork

Motion is a directional flow that is made up of successive segments of an object. Directional movements look like a single form without breaking. In reality, however, the motion and the nature of each of the individuals are gathered to form a huge flow. As the object position changes with time, the distance between the objects changes, which affects the shape of the object. Because of this phenomenon, the character, texture, and shape of the whole flow are created. This demonstrates that motion actively reflects the relationship between objects interacting and breathing, the environment in which they are moving, and their position over time.

Movement; Sequence of segments Mixed midea, flower mesh and iron wire / length 83 in x diameter 13-15in / 2016

Dinamic movement as a flow

Texture of Material Flower mesh

Movement is made by collecting changes in position of an object with time. It is a flow, but the traces of the objects that make up it are all gathered and defined. Movement reflects the breathing and moving environment of objects, space and breathing. The distance between objects, and the shape of the object are related to each other, and they appear in various shapes of character and texture of the whole flow.

Conceptual Drawing Drawn with pen

Movenment; Sequence of segments Mixed midea, flower mesh and iron wire / length 83 in x diameter 13-15in / 2016

Media Lab, physica model Mixed midea, matboard, basswood sheet, plexiglass acrylic sheet / 2015

“Living” Media lab Fall 2014 2014.09 ~ 2014.12 Academic Professor Craig Babe Media Lab_Texas A&M University Collaboration with Alex Wigton & Jenny Zhou My contribution_ Main Idea Concept, Floor plans, Hand Crawings, Structural/ System design, Bone’s Model making, Detail Section Drawing

Site nolly plan Computer work done by studio/ 2015

Looking at downtown Houston, the goal of the project was to create a media lab that could be used by young professionals and public people at sites located between Buffalo Bayou and the Memorial drive. In order to escape the limitations of the conventional accepted and passively accepted media, the definition of a media lab focused on exchanging with people using Media has been renewed. This building was designed with the aim of communicating space, which plays a central role in connecting nature, region, people and media. “Living” Media lab took full advantage of the existing site where nature can be enjoyed in the city to naturally reflect the nature of the surrounding area of Buffalo bayou and the urbanization of nearby downtown. The design doesn’t take literally the nature or the shape of the city, but people who come to place for relaxing in the city. It was focused on people’s view and movement according to the light. Through the movement of people, the recognition of space was visualized as a design.

Project site near Buffalo Bayou and Downtown Houston Google

This design was based on the movement of people’s gaze and their movement to form a path. We visualized the perception of space through the movement of people. This basic design has helped people to interact more with building.

Diagram of movement with cone of eyes Computer Diagram



Study model and diagram physical model and computer diagram

Downtown Houston Photo

A simple form of abstract space has been recognized and defined by the movement of people, and has become a living space. The movement of people drawn by the light and view, the dynamic traces in the space have made it possible to functionally distinguish the boundaries of each department of space.

Media Lab, physical model Mixed midea, matboard, basswood sheet, plexiglass acrylic sheet /2015

It was emphasized that the floor moves dynamically through the space based on the movement.

The elements of view and light were actively reflected in the design so that people could actively explore.


Floor plan Computer work


Section of media lab Computer work

Bone’s model of media lab Mixed media, basswood and matboard

4th FFL +57’

Buffalo Bayou

Flood Plains & Flow Paths

Site Analysis

Roof +73’

500 Year Prediction Water Veins Flood Plan100 Year Prediction Floodway Computer work done by studio/ 2015

2 km 1 mi

3rd FFL +41’

2ndFFL +25’

Flooded Buffalo Bayou Area

1st FFL +25’

Media lab is placed in a 30 ‘by 30’ grid of the parking lot. It is located on the ground level instead of digging the underground parking lot because it floods frequently in the summer when it rains. The entire building was connected to columns which sit on parking area.

Basement level FFL

Detail section of media lab Computer work

1. Treated Wood 2. EPDM Roofing 3. Rigid Insulation 4. Reinforced Concrete Deck 5. 3” Metal Decking 6. Steel W-12”x8” Beam 7. Steel W- 8”x8” Beam 8. Flooring 9. Fire stopping 10. AL Cap Flashing 11. Glass Fiber Insulation & AL sheet Panel 12. Spandrel Glass (Curtain wall)

13. AL Curtain Wall Bar 14. Metal Mesh Screen 15. Stainless Steel Guard Rail 16. Wood Deck 17. Topping Concrete 18. Water Proofing Membrane 19. Insultated Fiber Precast Concrete Wall Panel 20. Gypsum Board Ceiling 21. 10” Thk Reinforced Floor Slab 22. Cardboard Spacers 23. #5 @12” O.C 24. Concrete Pier

Breathing of buildings and spaces 1. Transformation_ Artwork (Personal Project) 2. “Breathing” Honduras Hospital (ARCH 406)

Transformation Mixed midea, fruit cover net on PVC film cylinder / 3.93 inch x 63inch (diameter x hight)/ 2016

Transformation 2016 Personal work

The problems of a huge thread bundle are expressed as a mass of film and fruit net. An irregular mass of pillars deformed. The distance of the pillars tells the density, and the distance between the various pillars that is not defined expresses that the mass is tangled and bound. As the light (projector) is shot, the masses move and grab the order again. The pillars that hold the material reflect the light, and each column is newly transformed. As the order is taken, the disorder between the pillars is rearranged, and the pillars are transformed into the properties reflecting from the properties that transmitted light.

Concept & Drawing Once the whole chunk is shined by light, the shape of the whole columns starts to change. Irregular distance starts to collapse, which means the density of the form is changing and it is ready to transform into another form. The pictures indicates how the objects in form has change by light.

Transformation Mixed midea, fruit cover net on PVC film cylinder / 3.93 inch x 63inch (diameter x hight)/ 2016

When the form that has started to change into another form by light, each column interact each other and it can let air in the form and starts to breathe. Also, new form shows different characteristics by interacting each other along with light. They reflects light that is projected. The diagrams and photos shows how transformation can bring changes by light and by breathing as well as reflection of environment.

Diagram of transformation, flow of wind Computer work

Transformation Different projection on columns

Transformation Idea sketch

Honduras and Dixon Cove google photo

“Breathing� Honduras Hospital Spring 2015 2015.01 ~ 2015.05 Academic Professor George Mann Honduras Hospital_Texas A&M University Collaboration with Melyna Montaya, Christian Rodriguez, Roberto Diaz My Contribution_ Main Idea, Hand Drawings, Artwork, Floor Plans, System Diagrams, Elevation. The purpose of this project is to analyze the existing Honduras hospitals which are not functioning and are isolated (clogged) with economic, social, structural and functional problems at various angles (diverse angles to problems) and reflect those factors By re-shaping, the newly isolated and clogged hospitals will again breathe smoothly, while connecting and breathing the Honduran community.

Dixon Cove, Honduras Aerial photo of google photo


Bad Sanitation

Lack of beds

Electrical Outage

Bad economy

Insufficient fund

Existing hospitals are suffering from lack of funding, accessibility problems, and limited space problems. Current Honduras Hospital Photo by doctors


Initial idea of honduras hospital is inspired by circulatory system of human body for not only design concept, but also spatial relationship among deparment. The initial idea is studied with clay by forming overlapped shapes like a circulatory system that connects all blood vessels and organs. Design has been changed to adapt local weather condition and developed in the way of making departments flow effectively and smoothly.

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1. Design idea from Circulatory System 2. Process of Clay study model 3. Initial sketch for model 4. Developed Clay Study model on site 5. Developed physical model for Honduras Hospital 4


Roof analysis and diagram

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This roof diagram shows how eastern wind comes into the honduras hospital. Left diagram is the initial idea sketch for roof, and diagram in right side is improved roof structure sketch for better construction condition and funds.


The natural conditions of the Roatan island have been used in the design as the main elements to help this project change its breath. Tropical weather, a regional weather feature, was planned or oriented to focus on maximizing the wind to help hospitals breathe architecturally. Maximize natural ventilation so that you can breathe throughout the building Roof analysis.



1. Grass, public area 2. Gutters and Clearstory 3. Vents 4. Windows

The idea of ​​drawing the wind naturally into the room by using the curve shape evolved into a butterfly structure that is more accessible to materials procurement and easier access depending on local weather and materials. The vent and clearstory properly provide light in a long-placed building towards the wind for Natural ventilation. Departments such as the operating room and the emergency room are designed to prevent direct light from entering the flat roof so that the special management will not interfere.




The rain collection system helps to collect the tropical rain that often comes in. The collected rain compensates for the green space and water shortages that are scattered. Also, it shows how rain which will be gathered in the middle of roof will be collected and used for hospital.

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Solar panel that was attached in roofs generates electricity for outage.


1. Grass, public area 2. Gutters 3. Solar Panels 4. Cisterns

Floor plans 18

Basement plan 24







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2nd Floor of Learning Facility

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1st Floor of Learning Facility





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2nd Floor of Inpatient











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33. Nurse Station 34. Female Inpatient Room 35. Pediatrics 36. Obstetrics 37. Central Supply Rooms 38. Family Zone 39. Male Inpatient Room

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5. Outpatient Area 6. X-Ray Room 7. Ultrasound Room 8. Laboratory 9. MRI Room 10. CT Room





1 Main Lobby/ Registration 2. Conference Room 3. Pharmacy 4. Cafeteria


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40. Maternity Ward 41. Nursery 42. Supply Room 43. Family Zone 44. Nurse Station 45. Private Room 46. Balcony 47. Green space/ Courtyard


1st Floor of Inpatient

38 29. Studio 30. Laundry 31. Staff Training Room 32. Conference Room















11. Delivery Room 12. Recovery Room 13. Labor Room 14. Supply Room 15. Operating Room 16. Pre-OP 17. Storage 18. Disposal Access 19. ICU 20. Trauma 21. Emergency Room 22. Security 23 ER waiting 24. Administration 25. Machnical Room 26. Morgue 27. Waste 28. Laundry

Staff Training/Education Department Patient Care Departments Green Space Urgent Care Department Dignostic Department Public/ Administration Department

Separate circulation for staff and the public helps to control a load of people and supplies. Since all the departments for people who need urgent care need to close together to exam patients in short amount of time, ICU and emergency room, MRI, CT scan room are placed closely as well as operating rooms. Good arrangement of departments are crucial and important for hospital to breath well with patients, staffs, families, and visitors. In addition, a smooth circulation that separates staff and public circulation makes the hospital smooth and sanitary. Main staff circulation Main public circulation Circulation of Honduras Hospital Organical relationship among departments

Physical model of Honduras Hospital

Section of Honduras Hospital

Elevation of Honduras Hospital

Breathing between nature and buildings 1.Vacation house (ARCH 206)

“Stacked stone�_Vacation House Spring 2013 2013.01 ~ 2013.05 Academic_Individual Project Professor Elton D. Abbott Vacaation House_ Texas A&M University

The purpose of this house is to design a combination of studio and house functions for the architect. The site is located between the fall river road and Castle mountain near estes park in Colorado. The site is located between the fall river road and Castle mountain near Estes park in Colorado. Because the site is located on a rocky mountain, it focuses on bringing the advantages of a site that has an attractive view naturally blended with nature.

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3d view of Vacation House Computer work

Pysical Model of Vacation House Mixed media, Foam board & Matboard / 1/8”=1’-0” scale / 2016

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1. Garage 2. Living Room 3. Kitchen 4. Balcony 5. Guest Room 6. Master Bedroom 7. Studio 8. Balcony 9. Bridge 10. Roof

Elevation of Vacation House Computer work



7 Floor plans Computer work 8


Roof +39ft 7 4th Floor +29ft 6


3rd Floor +19ft

2 2nd Floor +9ft 1

1st Floor +0ft Section of Vacation House Computer work

Breathing through light 1. Layered Light (Personal study) 2. Photography | Light

Layered light Mixed midea, Matboard/ 157 inch x 63 inch x 59 inch /2015

“layered light� 2015 2015.09 ~ 2015.10 Personal project The project was conducted to study how people would experience the overlap of light coming into space. The faces that are separated from the six-sided hexahedron, which can represent the space most easily, overlap each other like layers and express various light. This project represents how light overlayed through layers of penetrated walls and roof.

Each wall with different features overlaps with each other and shows a superposition of light in different shapes. The top surface of the roof represents how the light can be indirectly drawn into the space.

Photography | “Light� studies 2017 2017.12 Personal study Photos are examples of buildings using light as their key resource for design.

Ceiling of Kimbell Art Museum by Louis Khan Fort Worth, Texas

Ceiling of Menil Museum by Renzo Piano Houton, Texas

Seul Ki Hong 405-A Fall Circle, College Station, TX 77840 +1-979-739-3569

EDUCATION Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas Master of Architecture Candidate Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas Major: Bachelor of Environmental Design Minor: Sustainable Architecture & Planning Relevant courses taken: Studios, Architectural Systems, Architectural Structures, and Urban Planning Blinn College, Bryan, Texas Major: General Studies WORK EXPERIENCE Intern at B/CS Habitat for Humanity Architecture intern at Jung-il Engineering, Inc., South Korea RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Energy & Sustainable Architecture (ARCH 421) Participated in LEED EQ 8.1 Credit (daylighting) as a project Brazos Bark & Build 2012 Sustainable Dog House Design

September 2017-Current May 2012 - May 2015 September 2010 - May 2012

November 2015 - July 2016 February 2014 - May 2014

RELEVANT SKILLS Computer: AutoCad, Revit, Sketch-up, Microsoft office, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Language : Proficiency in spoken/written English & Korean VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Arizona Mission Trip with Korean Baptist Church of Austin Vacation Bible School at Korean Baptist Church of Austin PDC Summit 2015, Innovating in Health Care’s Uncharged Territory Room Monitor; welcoming participants and monitoring programs Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity Helped with painting, calking, etc. Big Event, Texas A&M Volunteer Event Backyard Bible Club at Grace Bible Church, College Station, TX Served as hospitality team HONORS Honorable Mention, 2013 Portfolio Award, Dept. of Architecture at Texas A&M ACTIVITIES A member of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Aggie Habitat for Humanity International Student Organization (ISO) at Blinn College

Spring 2013 Fall 2012

Summer 2015 Summer 2015 & Summer 2016 March 15 -18, 2015 Summer 2013 & Summer 2014 Spring 2013 Summer 2012 & 2013

Spring 2013

September 2012 - May 2015 September 2012 - May 2013 September 2010 - May 2011

Seulki hong portfolio 2012-2017-1  

selected work of 2012-2017

Seulki hong portfolio 2012-2017-1  

selected work of 2012-2017