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How to Perceive Time's Formlessness

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"In Greek mythology, Chronos, the personification of time, had no inherent form. How can architecture ever capture the concept and abstraction of time, which exists without any form or substance? In such instances, it is neither particularly difficult nor very original for an architect to think of light and shadow. Architects deal with space, and time for them is something that they must always be conscious of and confirm through the rising, lingering, movement, and fading of light. "

"The space of solemn geometry that once had to efface itself is deconstructed within this drama of light and shadow and rebuilt around the concept of "I" and the present "moment in time." "

- Sungjin Park, Principal, Site & Page; former editor-in-chief, SPACE

Garden in Time

The Lineage Drawn by Joho Architecture

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"Joho Architecture is clear. It is easy to notice the architect's intention, what the architecture consists of, what the architect accepted and rejected within the design.
Architectural designs developed by Joho Architecture clearly shows its originality and
DNA that they can be easily distinguished in to one single group. The design of each building is straightforward and diagrammatic, and such a series of works depicts linage drawn by Joho Architecture."

"The fact that it is easily recognizable will serve as a weakness in getting deceived and deceiving confrontation of the design, but it can work as an advantage in terms of showing its true identity, what tools one has, and years of experience. Revealing the characteristics and tendencies of design that can be grasped at a glance leads to quick choices and communication in the architectural market. And people are more fascinated by mechanical products witnessed through transparent boxes that show the design process, than architecture that shows immediately finished images."

- Sangho Kim, editor

Architecture Newspaper

Prologue to Light and Matter

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In Architecture, the location is a clue to inspiration and a medium that tells the whole story. The architect interprets the meaning of these places and translates them into meaningful spatiality. in that sense, I think fine architecture is an act of reinterpreting the place with understanding and various poetic sensibility. Seolhaeone embraces both mountains and the sea at the same time. ..."Seolhaeone harmonizes with colorful
scenery as if it has condensed the natural aesthetic of the Korean Peninsula."

- Jeonghoon Lee, JOHO Architecture

Seolhaeone Clubhouse



“Amnam Park at Busan is a highly fascinating place. As a national geo-park with pristine remains of sedimental layers, formed through erosion and accumulation over millennia, it is also a vital, pulsating green space essential to the people of Busan.” … “What should Architecture convey in such a place, where coastal cliffs, horizons, forests – such timeless layers – co-exist? How can the continuity of the earth’s layers be portrayed as architectural space?”

- Jeonghoon Lee, JOHO Architecture

Sense of the Sea. EL 16.52 Cafe

Architecture and Technology Resembling the Nature

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"This not only probes into a technical solution for the double-duct system, an irregularly shaped structural form, or the glass skin, but also the significance this project holds in the history of glass architecture. in that regard, this book is not just a simple description of the project, but a piece of epic poetry that explains how the relationship between nature and architecture engages with the evolution of glass architecture."

- Jeonghoon Lee, JOHO Architecture

Pergola of The Culb at NINE BRIDGES

In the Mood for L

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"The Platform-L by JOHO Architecture is a work of architectural seduction. Unlike aesthetic appeal, which largely depends on personal taste, seductive appeal is a phenomenal affect that stems from a strong sense of confidence with just the right amount of fashionable embellishment. A work of architecture that faithfully reflects the present can sustain its seductive appeal far beyond the time of its conception. It is type of architecture that is best suited to representations of the fashionalbe but fleeting scene of contemporary Seoul."

- Choon Choi, Professor, Seoul National University

SPACE Setember. 2016 No.586

Life for Creation

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"His life is a continuing process of emptying and learning. The architecture also reflects this and always changes its shape and value according to time. He told us that he receives the inspirati on from the site and the people. The land is the starting point of everything. Architecture is a conversation that makes building according to the site and the environment.

- Seugil Kim, Editor, Audi Magazine

Audi Magazine No.04/2016

Dissecting the Dandy Architecture

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"The dandy appearance of this building is beyond the usual composition of the material, leaving it as an unfinished site through reflections, refractions, and night views gives the viewer an illusion of endless transformation like as it was constructed over and over again."

- Hayup Song, Professor, Chung-Ang University

WIDE Report, 2015 5-6

Architecture as space

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"Jeonghoon Lee places great architectural value on material, the properties of matter, and detail. Persistent experimentation towards possibility of expressiveness in architecture and the construction methods when using bricks is an important theme often behind his work. On the other hand, one may encounter Lee's writings or projects which reveal his concern over the ideology of contemporary architecture, such as hollowing out and filling up, vague boundary lines, designification, and strategies for coexistence."

- Sungyong Cho, ph.D

SPACE October. 2014 No.563

A Gleam Pilgrimage

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"As the 20th-century architect sLouis Kahn said, "The crocodile must want to be a crocodile for reasons of the crocodile, and the nature of space reflects what it wants to be.* it may be interpreted that every intention of the creator has its own purpose and meaning or that every matter is a scientific phenomenon resulting from the laws of nature. But what really matters is whether how we look at the object and how we interpret it regardless of the essence itself."

- Jeonghoon Lee, JOHO Architecture

Essay Monthly Sep. 2013


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