Claremont Mckenna College Lecture 
February 11, 2009

Minsuk Cho, the principal architect, gives a lecture at Claremont McKenna College.

Wednesday, February 11th (2009) 18:45
@ Claremont McKenna College, Athenaeum
500 E. 9th Street
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BOUTIQUE MONACO: Emporis Skyscraper Silver Award 2008 
January 21, 2009

Mass Studies' Boutique Monaco (Missing Matrix Building) was just announced the Silver Award winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2008 (Frankfurt, Germany).

Gold Award: Tange Associates, Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower (Tokyo, Japan)
Silver Award: Mass Studies, Boutique Monaco (Seoul, Korea)
Bronze Award: KPF, Shanghai World Financial Center (Shanghai, China)

Top 10 Skyscrapers of 2008
1. Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo, Japan (77 points)
2. Boutique Monaco, Seoul, South Korea (41 points)
3. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China (29 points)
4. Torre Caja Madrid, Madrid, Spain (24 points)
5. Bahrain World Trade Center, Manama, Bahrain (21 points)
6. The Broadgate Tower, London, U.K. (21 points)
7. Tornado Tower, Doha, Qatar (17 points)
8. Grand Lisboa, Macao, China (12 points)
9. Pangu Plaza Office Building, Beijing, China (10 points)
10. 600 North Fairbanks, Chicago, U.S. (8 points)

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January 19, 2009

New text has been uploaded:

From Hab to Habitat
by Andreas and Ilka Ruby
published in DAMn°, January 2009

[English / PDF 2.1 MB]
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Shanghai DI magazine 
January 9, 2009

New articles have been uploaded:

"XI Gallery"
published in Shanghai DI magazine, October 2008

[Chinese / PDF 2.9 MB]

"Boutique Monaco: Missing Matrix"
published in Shanghai DI magazine, January 2009

[Chinese / PDF 0.7 MB]
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Job Opportunities / Internship 
January 1, 2009

When applying an intership or position at Mass Studies:

Please send your resume and portfolio to

1. We prefer a pdf file of your work sample and resume.

2. Please write your name in the subject line of the e-mail.

3. Please DO NOT visit the office in person.

4. We do not return hard copy portfolios.

Job Opportunities / Internship 
January 1, 2009


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5. 직접 포트폴리오를 보내시는 경우 반송이 안됩니다.

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Job Opportunities / Internship

When applying an internship or position at Mass Studies:

Please send your resume and portfolio to

1. We prefer a pdf file of your work sample and resume.

2. Please write your name in the subject line of the e-mail.

3. Please DO NOT visit the office in person.

4. We do not return hard copy portfolios.

(If attaching to email, please keep the file size under 10MB).

December 18, 2008

Mass Studies wins the competition for the Korean Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010!

More information will be updated soon.

December 17, 2008

Along the main theme of Promotion and Architecture, four architecture firms (BIG, Inaba, MAD, Mass Studies) proposed to stimulate the lobby of the Gyeonggido Museum of Modern Art with furniture that investigates a possible future master plan of Ansan City. As an architectural exercise of scales, the master plan activates the long and narrow lobby space with a model of Ansan City and its future structures. The 'model' can also be used as furniture by visitors, in an exploration almost Hollywood-esque in its multi-venue adventures and synergistic qualities.

The exhibition will be held 18 Dec. 2008 ~ 15 Feb. 2009.

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December 11, 2008

Two new interviews/texts have been uploaded:

The Kimchi Principle
by Sandra Danicke
published in Die Zeit , December 2008

[Korean & English]

Measured For the Masses
interview with Michael Neser / Geunhye Yook
published in Outlook , October 2008

[English / PDF 0.8 MB]

DHuB: Turisme. Espais de Ficció 
December 3, 2008

Handsome Hotel is on display as part of "Turisme. Espais de Ficció" (Tourism. Spaces of Fiction) exhibition at the Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHuB).

"“Tourism. Spaces of fiction” is a reflection on tourism as a generator of make-believe and experiences, an industry capable of meeting, replicating and stimulating all our desires." -DHuB

Exibition dates are: Dec. 03, 2008 to May 24, 2009
@ the Palau del Marquès de Llió in Barcelona, Spain.
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October 30, 2008

Phaidon publishes Atlas of the 21st Century World Architecture featuring 5 of our projects:

Ann Demeulemeester Shop

Xi Gallery

Chipped House

Dalki Theme Park

Ssamzie Art Warehouse

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October 17, 2008

Minsuk Cho is a guest lecturer at Interieur 08, an interior design biennale held in Kortrijk, Belgium.

21st international biennale for creative interior design
17 - 26 october 08

@ Kortrijk Xpo
Doorniksesteenweg 216
B - 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
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October 10, 2008

Minsuk Cho is an invited session speaker at the Seoul Design Conference: Design is AIR, at the SDO 2008.

Seoul Design Olympiad 2008
2008 10.10. ~ 10.30.
Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul, Korea
“Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 is a world design festival organized to enhance and promote Seoul as the center of world design, in line with its designation as the World Design Capital 2010.”

Seoul Design Conference
"An international conference organized to discuss the role of design in future urban life for designers, educators, city planners, and diverse experts in the design industries."
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October 8, 2008

NOW JUMP, the festival’s title, originates in the punch line from one of Aesop’s fables: “Hic Rhodus, Hic saltus!” NOW JUMP is an appeal to not simply rely on past achievements: NOW is always the time to act and JUMP. This title is an invitation or call to action but also represents the ambition of the Nam June Paik Art Center to leap into the future through the NJP Festival.

Mass Studies showcases Seoul Commune 2026 in this festival, using mixed media of projections, models, wall prints and intruded images.

Location: Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, Gyeonggido, Korea
Duration: October 8 2008 ~ February 5 2009
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October 1, 2008

Gwell Tower has been completed!

Check the website for the updated photos of this office building.

September 19, 2008

Mass Studies’ Xi Gallery and Ann Demeulemeester Shop received the International Architecture Awards 2008.

The International Architecture Awards is the only global Awards Program in architecture of its kind, which was conceived and presented by The Chicago Athenaeum and in partnership with The European Center to give an important overview of current design and architecture on a world scale - the World's Most Prestigious Global Awards for New Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interiors, and Urban Planning.

Organized by
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd.

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September 13, 2008

Another Ring Dome is being installed for the Yokohama Triennale 2008!

The Ring Dome will be in Unga Park for the duration of the Triennale, from September 13th until November 30.

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LA VIE no.53 
September 1, 2008

New text has been uploaded:

La Vie
No.53. September 2008 Issue
"New Architecture Era in Asia"

[Chinese / PDF 2.8 MB]

August 21, 2008

Dialog:City is an arts and cultural event that catalyzes civic discourse by inviting internationally renowned artists and designers to create participatory, interactive, and dialogical site-specific works in neighborhoods across the city of Denver for citizens and audiences of the greater Denver region. From political Karaoke, digital projections of Veteran stories from a Humvee, and a technology hip-hop opera on the climate impact on Antarctica - Dialog:City is a cutting-edge convergence of art and public life.

Inspired on the occasion of the City of Denver hosting the Democratic National Convention, Dialog:City is a non-partisan creative and civic catalyst whose mission is to spark dialogue across the city through innovative cultural initiatives.

Mass Studies was invited to participate, and our project Air Forest is on display during the event for the public to enjoy.

Dialog:City exhibitions are open to the public over the week of August 21 to August 29th.

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August 1, 2008

Boutique Monaco (Missing Matrix Tower) has been chosen as one of five finalists for the International Highrise Award 2008!

The other finalists are: Hearst Tower (Foster and Partners), Newton Suites (WOHA), New York Times Building (Renzo Piano Building Workshop), and TVCC (OMA).

The award is being handled by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), as a joint creation of the city of Frankfurt am Main and the DekaBank.

The winner will be announced in November.

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