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19 Emerging Firms Design Prototype Houses for Living Among Nature

11:30 - 11 June, 2017

As the boundary that separates work and leisure in the 21st Century continues to be blurred by technology, architects Christoph Hesse and Neeraj Bhatia sought out to uncover a tranquil solution. The pair are co-curating an upcoming exhibition at the Kulturbahnhof Kassel in Germany as part of Experimenta Urbana in a show called “Ways of Life,” which opens July 5th.

This international initiative seeks to discover “a new nomaticism.” A gathering of 19 emerging architecture offices each presents a dwelling encompassed in nature. These buildings are often equal parts project and manifesto. The show’s overarching theme is the delicate balance of naturally induced relaxation and programmatically encouraged productivity. Each firm must additionally consider constraints that include limited square footage, integration of rapidly advancing information technology, and a strictly sustainable design.

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Songpa Micro Housing / SsD

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
Songpa Micro Housing / SsD, Courtesy of SsD
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Jinhee Park AIA, John Hong, SsD

White Block Gallery / SsD

00:00 - 6 February, 2012
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Chang Kyun Kim
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Heyri Art Valley, Korea
  • Associate Architect

    Dyne Architects
  • Team

    Jinhee Park AIA + John Hong AIA, LEED (principals in charge), Frederick Peter Ortner, Donguk Lee, Jiseok Park, Taesoo Kim, Christoph Schäfer, Juho Lee, Marcela Delgado, Soojung Rhee, Aleta Budd, Okhyun Kim, Eli Allen, Jeff Niemasz, Eunkyoung Cho, Brian Vester, Ryan Welch, Jeong Jun Song
  • Structural Design

    Matt Johnson, SGH Inc.
  • Structural Engineer

  • Lighting Consultant

    Project Concept K
  • Construction Manager

    Hanmi Parsons Co., Ltd
  • Photographs