Professor Emeritus

Architectural Design

Hyun-sik Min

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Hyun-sik Min graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Seoul National University and went on to being an Officer of the Korean navy. He studied and gained work experience under the guidance of Swoo-geun Kim at the Space Group of Korea and Seung-joong Yoon at the Wondoshi Architects Group in Seoul, after which he studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He then established the Kiohun Architect & Associates and began independent architectural activities. With the topic of ‘Building Emptiness’, he established a new theory for architecture and urban environments in this day and region and is focusing on realizing this theory through architecture. His notable works include the Ilsan Spinning Office Building, Seoul (awarded the 3rd Space Grand Prize/Seoul Architecture Awards), the National Conservatory of Korean Classical Music (awarded the Kim Swoo Geun Prize for Architecture / Achon Prize of Korea Institute of Architecture), and the SindoRicoh Headquarters in Asan (Winner of The Competition for Korean National University of Cultural Properties). In 1997, he participated in the construction of the Academy of Art at the Korea National University of Arts and was a professor in the Architecture department, where he retired in 2012 and became an honorary professor.