- ISBN 9780500342916
- 29.20 x 22.90 cm
- PLC (with jacket)
- 610 Illustrations, 322 in colour
- Including 270 drawings
- First published 2014
Influenced by Korea’s rich aesthetic tradition, Byoung Cho utilizes understated forms to create serene buildings that yield powerful and subtle experiences
‘A crisply designed publication complementing perfectly the sober elegance of Cho’s practice. A hugely refreshing antidote to the hollow excess that typifies the current glut of starchitects’ – DressingTheAir.com
Byoung Cho aims to make each of his buildings ‘so it looks like it’s not designed at all, it’s just there’. His work focuses on seemingly simple structures and has a strong regard for nature and sustainability. He has created many iconic buildings, art and cultural centres, schools, health facilities and residences throughout Korea, Japan and the United States.
This book features over 25 of Cho’s most highly acclaimed projects, including Twin Trees (2010), his instantly iconic towers located adjacent to the 14th-century royal Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul. The projects are accompanied throughout by sketches and plans, providing a comprehensive insight into the making of these buildings.
Byoung Cho offers an engaging and indepth overview of one of the most creative and deeply thoughtful designers working today. It will inspire architects, architectural students and anyone interested in sustainability and the built environment.
The recipient of Korea’s major architectural awards, Byoung Cho has been a visiting lecturer at the universities of Harvard and Columbia as well as an associate professor of architecture at Montana State University.
Soon Chun Cho is an artist and independent curator based in New York and Seoul. She is the author of The Color of Nature: Monochrome Art in Korea and Empty the Mind: The Art of Park Seo-Bo. Cho was curator of contemporary art at the Daewoo Museum in Seoul and has curated exhibitions in Seoul and Shanghai. She is a graduate of Hongik University, where she specialized in painting.
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