best bet: mass studies

One of our good friends and extremely talented architects, The Wanderlister+ (aka JJ Acuna), recently introduced us to a talented new Korean architectural firm, Mass Studies.  Founded in 2003 by Minsuk Cho in Seoul, South Korea, Mass Studies is a firm which focuses on, "Architecture in the context of mass production [and] intensely over-populated urban conditions."  In today's day and age where the hot topic of discussion is sustainability and the over-saturated use of space, Mass Studies' projects are a breath of fresh air.  They challenge our relationship with our environment and force us to reevaluate our appreciation of space.  As the preeminent up-and-coming architectural force in Korea, Mass Studies was commissioned by the South Korean government to design their representative pavilion at the recent World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.  Their work is truly incredible and have several exciting projects currently in development; we can't wait to see the finished product!

Ann Demeulemeester Store - Seoul, Korea

Model of Amorepacific HQ Building - Seoul, South Korea (under construction)

Model of Cracked Building - Seoul, South Korea (under construction)

Rendering of KIST Global Guest House - Seoul, South Korea (under construction)

Ring Dome - Milan (also exhibited in New York, Yokohama and Kitakyushu)

APAP 2010 Open Pavilion - Anyang, South Korea

South Korea Pavilion - Shanghai World Expo 2010

Rendering of Valley House - Hangzhou, China (under construction)

Special thanks to The Wanderlister+ for introducing us to this amazing new talent!


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