Authors/young joon kim
Young Joon Kim studied architecture at Seoul National University. After working at Space Group, Iroje, OMA(Rotterdam), he has been running his own firm YO2 since 1998. JaHaJae Residence(Acquired and exhibitted at MOMA, NY), HerYooJae Hospital, Korea New Administrative City Competition(First Tier Prize), ZWKM Buildings are the main works among various projects between architecture and urbanism. He taught at Korean University of Arts, European University of Madrid, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Coordinator of Paju Book City, and a City Architect of Seoul(2016-2018).
Superground / Underground
Seoul New Groundscapes Manuel Gausa & Young Joon Kim The concept of n-ground or multi-ground (Superground and Underground) applied to Seoul recalls a new qualitative development which responds to the possibility to superimpose a new dense floor (container and articulator at the same time) in the old infrastructures. Seoul new qualitative development does not intend to "continue" or "recreate" the traditional city. Nor impose or positionate, transforming it, built machines or objects (re-objectualizing the urban plot), but superimpose a new dense floor (container and articulator at the same time) in the old obsolete infrastructures; that becomes a new Re-Cyting Topos on, inside, in, where and through which develop new/old programs, uses and activities of life and relationship. A new floor able to maintain a programmatic thickness and also become a new type of relief, platform that reveals in length and height, horizontally and vertically at the same time: a new floor capable of merging landscapes, infrastructure and