New Trajectories: Convergent Flux, Korea 
February 5, 2010

Boutique Monaco is 1 of 28 projects selected for the "New Trajectories: Convergent Flux, Korea" exhibition at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design!

Convergent Flux, Korea is the first cross-disciplinary exhibition on Korean Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design mounted in the United States. The contents of the exhibition draw from the continuously emerging and hybridized condition in contemporary Korean society that has offered such a fertile and dynamic territory for experimentation. Twenty-eight recent projects that exemplify the rising distinction seen in Korean design work will be displayed in relationship to the complex contemporary issues that inform the work.

The exhibition is co-curated by John Hong and Jinhee Park with Hailim Suh as advisor.

Exhibition: New Trajectories: Convergent Flux, Korea
Location: GSD
Dates: February 5 ~ March 7, 2010
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December 28, 2009

In 2007, Minsuk Cho and 15 other architects participated in a traveling exhibition across Europe, called "Megacity Network." Now, the exhibition has returned to Korea and is open to the public at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, showcasing their past and current works.

국립현대미술관(관장 배순훈)은 12월 23일부터 2010년 3월 7일까지 『메가시티 네트워크: 한국현대건축 서울』展을 개최한다. 우리나라 최초의 한국건축 해외그룹전인 『메가시티 네트워크』전은 2007년 말 프랑크푸르트의 독일건축박물관에서 처음 열리며 현지 건축계와 언론의 호평을 받았다. 이후 베를린의 독일건축센터, 에스토니아 탈린의 에스토니아건축박물관, 스페인 바르셀로나의 카탈로니아건축사협회 등으로부터 초청을 받아 총 168일간의 유럽 순회전을 마쳤다. 유럽순회전에서는 96개의 알루미늄 금속판 위에 16인의 건축가가 설계한 건축물 32점의 도면, 사진, 모형을 배치하고, 영상작가 안세권이 포착한 서울의 도시 풍경을 전시장 벽면에 스펙타클하게 투사하였다. 이번 귀국전에서는 유럽전의 배치를 원형 그대로 유지하면서, 참여 건축가들의 최신작과 그들의 건축관을 보여주는 공간을 새롭게 마련하였다.

Location: 국립현대미술관 (National Museum of Contemporary Art)
Dates: 2009.12.23 - 2010.03.07
Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM (8 PM on weekends), closed on Mondays
Exhibition Guided Tours: 2 PM / 4 PM (Tues. - Fri.), 12 PM / 2 PM / 4 PM (Sat. - Sun.)
Participants: 권문성│김영준│김인철│유걸│유석연│이종호│이충기│정기용│조남호│조민석│조병수│주대관│최문규│황두진│(주)공간그룹(이상림)│(주)정림건축│안세권

Lectures (1 - 3 PM):
2010.1.13 Peter Schmal (Director, Deutsches Architekturmuseum)

Architects' Talk (1 - 3 PM):
2010.1.20 조남호│황두진│안세권│김성홍 (총괄기획)
2010.1.27 김인철│유걸│최문규│(주)정림건축│이주현 (비평)
2010.2.3 김영준│유석연│이종호│주대관│(주)공간그룹(이상림)│김봉렬 (비평)
2010.2.10 권문성│이충기│정기용│조민석│조병수│이종건 (비평)

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December 7, 2009

3 photographers have taken photographs of our recently finished S-trenue:

Photography by Iwan Baan (Click HERE to view all)

Photography by Yong-Kwan Kim (Click HERE to view all)

Photography by Kyungsub Shin (Click HERE to view all)

Lecture at Columbia University 
October 6, 2009

Minsuk Cho will give a speech at Columbia University on November 4th.

APAP 2010, 2nd Conference 
October 6, 2009


The conference will be taken at Sculpture Park of SOMA on 17th October.
-APAP2010 is organized by the artistic director Kyong Park.

Haus Der Kunst: Ai Weiwei: SO SORRY 
October 6, 2009

October 10th, 2009 @ Munich, Germany

Minsuk Cho will have a discussion at the Ai weiwei's exhibition opening ceremony.
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Total Museum Academy 
October 6, 2009

Minsuk Cho is invited as a speaker for the academy lecture on October 8th @ Total Museum.
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August 8, 2009

We invite you to join us for a research workshop (Working title: Mass Anyang Studies), at the office of Mass Studies.

Led by Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies and in affiliation with APAP 2010 (Anyang Public Art Project, set to open in October 2010), the focus of the research will be about Anyang and urban development in Korea in general. The workshop will be a team effort in preparation for the APAP in which Mass Studies will be participating, and the result of this workshop will be fabricated from May 2010 until the start of APAP 2010 in October.

There will be a series of local and international guest critics of architecture and urbanism, and run parallel to the events for the APAP 2010, led by Kyong Park, the artistic director.

Duration: September 2009~end of April 2010
Location: Mass Studies office (Seoul, Korea)
Schedule: Aug. 2009: Team selection (foreign residents will be selected by the 19th, to allow time for mobilization)
Sep.-Dec. 2009: Research
Jan.-Apr. 2010: Proposal
Participants: 5-10 people

* The meeting dates are flexible, but preference is given to those with flexible daytime hours.
*As a non-profit research project, we cannot pay you besides reimbursements for your expenses.

Anyone interested should send a short resume and portfolio to:

매스스터디스에서 운영하는 리서치 워크샵 (가제: Mass Anyang Studies)에 관심있는 여러분의 지원을 받습니다.

조민석대표가 이끌며 APAP (안양공공예술프로젝트, 2010 10월 개시 예정)와 함께하는 워크샵으로, 연구대상은 안양과 한국의 도시개발에 관한 것이 될 것입니다. 이 워크샵은 매스스터디스가 참여하게된 APAP 2010을 위한 준비가 되는 공동작업으로, 이 연구 내용을 바탕으로 제안된 결과물은 2010 5월부터 6개월간 제작될 예정입니다.

국내/외 건축가, 도시전문가들의 크리틱이 수차례 비정기적으로 있을 예정이며,
박경 예술감독님이 진행하고 있는 APAP 2010와 관련된 크고 작은 준비행사들과 병행하여 진행될 것입니다.

워크샵 기간 : 2009년 9월부터 2010년 4월 말까지
장소 : 서울 한남동의 매스스터디스 사무실
일정 : 2009 8월 - 팀 구성 (해외거주자들은 19일까지 선택될 예정입니다)
2009 9~12월 - Research
2010 1~4월 - Proposal
모집인원 : 5~10명

* 시간은 필요에따라 탄력적으로 운영이 될 것이나 낮시간이 자유로우신 분들을 선호합니다.
* 비영리 연구 프로젝트로, 급여는 지급되지 않습니다.

관심 있으신 분들은 이메일로 간단한 자기소개서와 포트폴리오를 보내주시기 바랍니다.
e-mail to:

APAP website:
Related Link: ... ;idx=10478

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August 8, 2009

Air Forest featured in Area magazine, Italy. (As well as the cover!)

Issue 105, July/August 2009.

[English+Italian / PDF 1.0 MB]
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APAP 2010 
July 16, 2009

Minsuk Cho is a guest speaker at the APAP2010, 1st Conference: Ecology of Urban Development: Working with Communities.

"APAP", the abbreviation for Anyang Public Art Project, promotes urban planning led by art and culture. Based upon this planning, APAP carries out its mission to infuse vitality to the city for the local community and provide citizens with a creative environment. APAP differentiates itself from other outdoor sculptures that have been detatched from local community due to their out-of-contextness and placeness. APAP2010 is organized by the artistic director Kyong Park.

Beginning from year 2005, APAP holds bi-annually. The inauguration will take place in October 2010.

Location: Anyang University
Duration: 16/07/2009~18/07/2009

APAP website:
Related article: ... la=economy
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10x10 /3 
July 13, 2009

Phaidon published "10X10 /3" featuring 5 of our projects:

-Ringdome, New York, New York, USA, 2006-7

-Boutique Monaco, Seoul, Korea, 2004-8

-Seoul Commune 2026, Seoul, Korea, 2005

-Ann Demeulemeester Shop, Seoul, Korea, 2007

-Mue Shop, Seoul, Korea, 2004 (mentioned)
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CTBUH 2009 Best Tall Building awards - Finalist 
June 30, 2009

Boutique Monaco - Missing Matrix Building has been recognized as a “finalist” in the CTBUH 2009 Best Tall Building awards for the Asia&Australasia region.
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Lift Asia 09 
June 25, 2009

Minsuk Cho will give a lecture at Lift Asia 09.
More information coming soon.

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Ordos100 - Art Basel Exhibition 
June 10, 2009

The inevitable cultural negotiations
when building a city in the 21st Century

An exhibition on
architecture, urbanisation
and globalisation

During ART Basel

June 10th - 14th 2009
Open daily 5PM-8PM

Opening June 10th, 5PM-8PM

E-Halle Basel, Erlenstrasse 15
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AIA 2009 National Convention Lecture 
April 16, 2009

Minsuk Cho will be part of a panel discussion at the AIA 2009 National Convention, held in San Francisco.

GS02 Focus on Design and Global Practice
05/01/09 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

@ The Moscone Center
747 Howard Street, 5th Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
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emio greco | pc project - BEYOND 
April 10, 2009

emio greco | pc project - BEYOND

Stage Design By Minsuk Cho

8 PM April 10th, 2009
@ Seongnam Art Center Opera House

a+u April 
April 1, 2009

New article has been uploaded:

Green Architecture
published in a+u, April 2009

[English / PDF 4.7 MB]
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March 4, 2009

Mass Studies wins the competition to build the Korea Pavilion for the World Expo in Shanghai 2010!

The project has been updated on the website. Check it out!

March 1, 2009

New article has been uploaded:

Architecture Overview: Seoul

illustrated by Chris Dent
written by Ellie Stathaki
published in Wallpaper*, March 2009

[English / PDF 0.2 MB]
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February 24, 2009

New text has been uploaded:

Tall Buildings: Variations on a Theme
by Joseph Grima
published in ARBITARE, Februrary 2009

[English / PDF 1.1 MB]
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