Busan, b.1952

Seung H-Sang

Beauty of Poverty,’ found consistently throughout Seung H-Sang’s architecture, is the starting point and the core of his works. Practicing the ‘emptying’ in architecture that affects the life of humans, Seung fills this void with life to present ‘vitality.’ This is his belief and philosophy in the essence and center of architecture. Seung states ‘space’ as the essence of architecture and that an architect must be the creator of such ‘space.’ Since his declaration of ‘Beauty of Poverty,’ he has approached the core of architecture through specific keywords such as ‘urban void,’ ‘culture-scape,’ and ‘landscape.’

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Biography

Beauty of Poverty,’ found consistently throughout Seung H-Sang’s architecture, is the starting point and the core of his works. Practicing the ‘emptying’ in architecture that affects the life of humans, Seung fills this void with life to present ‘vitality.’ This is his belief and philosophy in the essence and center of architecture. Seung states ‘space’ as the essence of architecture and that an architect must be the creator of such ‘space.’ Since his declaration of ‘Beauty of Poverty,’ he has approached the core of architecture through specific keywords such as ‘urban void,’ ‘culture-scape,’ and ‘landscape.’

Artworks

5

Bugye Arboretum ‘Sayuwon’ Myungjeong, 2019

Related Categories

20th Century Art / 21st Century Art / Architecture / Art of the 1990s / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Korean Art / Korean Art / Space/Spatiality

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1981

    Technische Universität Wien, Vienna (1980-1981)

  • 1980

    M.A. Seoul National University, Seoul (1978-1980)

  • 1975

    B.S. Seoul National University, Seoul (1971-1975)

Projects

  • 2018

    Muhakro Methodist Church in Hayang, Gyeongsan

  • Myungrye Sacred Hill, Milyang

  • 2016

    Paradise ZIP, Seoul

Grants/Awards

  • 2019

    Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st Class, Austrian Decoration for Science and Art

  • 2017

    Special Award, KyungAhm Academic Award, KyungAhm Foundation

  • 2007

    Korea Award for Art & Culture, President of Korea

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Education

  • 1981

    Technische Universität Wien, Vienna (1980-1981)

  • 1980

    M.A. Seoul National University, Seoul (1978-1980)

  • 1975

    B.S. Seoul National University, Seoul (1971-1975)

Projects

  • 2018

    Muhakro Methodist Church in Hayang, Gyeongsan

  • Myungrye Sacred Hill, Milyang

  • 2016

    Paradise ZIP, Seoul

  • Public Cemetery Park ‘A Thousand Wind’, Gyeonggi-do Gwangju

  • 2013

    360° Country Club ‘Earth Water Flower Wind’, Yeoju

  • 2010

    30th Anniversary Memorial Building of Daejeon University, Daejeon

  • Graveyard of President Roh Moo-hyun, Gimhae

  • 2009

    Korea DMZ Peace and Life Valley, Inje

  • 2007

    Chaowai SOHO, Beijing

  • 2003

    Hyehwa Culture Center of Daejeon University, Daejeon

  • Lock Museum, Seoul

  • 2002

    Humax Main Office Bldg. ‘Humax Village’, Seongnam

  • Commune by the Great Wall, Beijing

  • 2000

    Welcomm City, Seoul

Grants/Awards

  • 2019

    Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st Class, Austrian Decoration for Science and Art

  • 2017

    Special Award, KyungAhm Academic Award, KyungAhm Foundation

  • 2007

    Korea Award for Art & Culture, President of Korea

  • Paradise Award for Art & Culture, Paradise Group

  • 2002

    Artist of the Year 2002, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

  • Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (HFAIA)

  • 2000

    Kim Swoo Geun Cultural Award/Welcomm City, Seoul

Achievement

  • 2018

    Chief Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy (2018-present)

  • 2017

    Chair Professor, Dong-A University (2017-present)

  • Visiting Professor, Technische Universität Wien

  • 2016

    Chair of Steering Board, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2016-present)

  • 2014

    1st City Architect, Seoul Metropolitan Government (2014-2016)

  • 2011

    General Director, Gwangju Design Biennale

  • Coordinator, Paju Book City

  • 2010

    Board Member, Paradise Cultural Foundation (2010-present)

  • 2008

    Commissioner, Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

  • 2007

    Visiting Professor, Korea National University of Arts