INTERIEUR 08 
October 17, 2008



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


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

@ Kortrijk Xpo
Doorniksesteenweg 216
B - 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
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SEOUL DESIGN OLYMPIAD 2008 
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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NAM JUNE PAIK ART CENTER: Now Jump! 
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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GWELL TOWER 
October 1, 2008



Gwell Tower has been completed!


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



INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2008 
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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RING DOME: YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 
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"
01_SOUTH KOREA
MASS STUDIES

[Chinese / PDF 2.8 MB]

DIALOG:CITY 
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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BOUTIQUE MONACO = FINALIST! 
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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Xi Gallery 2008 IDEA Finalist 
July 18, 2008



Xi Gallery is a finalist for the 2008 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) under the Environments Category.
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UBIQUITIOUS RING DOME 
July 4, 2008



The Ring Dome is popping up everywhere!


There have currently been 3 Ring Domes, in New York, Milan, and Kitakyushu.. with 2 more on the way!


The illustration is of Ring Dome Milan, with the original illustration by Saul Steinberg.

ORDOS 100 
July 3, 2008



Mass Studies is Ordos 100!

Mass Studies is one of 100 firms chosen by Herzog and DeMeuron to design and build a 1000m2 villa in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. The event is organized by FAKE DESIGN, with architects from all over the world participating.

The photograph is courtesy of the New York Times.
(Doug Kanter for The New York Times)
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Urban Transformation 
June 20, 2008



Urban Transformation
Essay by Minsuk Cho, Principal, Mass Studies, inspired by the Holcim Forum 2007 held in Shanghai has been published by Ruby Press of Berlin.
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OPEN HOUSE EXHIBIT IN OSLO 
June 19, 2008



Vitra Museum's Open House traveling exhibit, featuring our Seoul Commune 2026 project, will be on display in the DogA museum of Oslo (Norway).

The exhibit runs from June 19 to August 8.
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FESTARCH 2008 
May 29, 2008



Minsuk Cho (principal, Mass Studies) will be one of the guest speakers for the second edition of Festarch 2008, a prestigious annual architecture festival, held in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy).

This year's event will feature: Jacques Herzog, Francois Roche, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Qingyun Ma, Geoff Dyer, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bjarke Ingels, Michel Rojkind, Junya Ishigami, Wolf Prix, Joseph Grima, Luc Sante, Tom McCarthy, Oliviero Toscani, Vito Acconci, Andrea Branzi, Giorgio Agamben, Iñaki Abalos, Juan Herreros, Benedetta Tagliabue, Fabio Novembre, and many others.

The event will take place from May 29th through June 1st 2008.
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XI GALLERY 
May 1, 2008



SURFACE 
May 1, 2008




New text has been uploaded:

Seoul Patrol
by Johanna Lenander
published in Surface, May 2008


[English / PDF 5.9 MB]

MARK #13 
May 1, 2008



“Massive Attack: With Three Buildings Completed in Quick Succession, Mass Studies has Definitely Put Itself on the South Korean Map.”

Projects featured: Ann Demeulemeester Shop, Oktokki Space Center, Xi Gallery

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Abitare 478 
January 20, 2008



Abitare 478

Tre progetti in Corea del Sud / Three projects in South Korea

"Three projects in South Korea, designed by Mass Studies, look at a rapidly developing society and economy. Minsuk Cho, the firm's founding member, is in discussion with Joseph Grima."
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+ARCHITECT 00: MASS STUDIES 
January 10, 2008



Mass Studies is the featured architect for the +Architect 00 edition of SPACE magazine, a special issue dedicated to showcase the works of one firm.

This issue covers many of the projects from 2005-2007.
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