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Exploring Tectonic Space/Auf Der Suche Nach Dem Tektonischen Raum: The Architecture of Jong Soung Kimm/Die Architektur Von Jong Soung Kimm Jong Soung Kimm

Exploring Tectonic Space/Auf Der Suche Nach Dem Tektonischen Raum: The Architecture of Jong Soung Kimm/Die Architektur Von Jong Soung Kimm

Jong Soung Kimm

Published March 1st 2009
ISBN : 9783803006875
Hardcover
118 pages
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Seoul-based architect Jong Soung Kimms roots are in Korea, but his formative years were spent in Chicago--as a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology and later in the office of Mies van der Rohe. From 1961 to 1972--van der Rohes final andMoreSeoul-based architect Jong Soung Kimms roots are in Korea, but his formative years were spent in Chicago--as a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology and later in the office of Mies van der Rohe. From 1961 to 1972--van der Rohes final and most prolific years--Kimm worked on iconic projects like the older architects last commission, the meticulously crafted Brown Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 1978, Kimm returned to Seoul, opening his own architectural design consultancy, SAC International. For the past 30 years, Kimms buildings--such as the Weightlifting Gymnasium for the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art in Kyongju--have evinced both an admiration for Mies and a Korean sensibility. This volume is a much-needed comprehensive look at Kimms oeuvre, which infuses Mies principles of tectonics with his own reliance on intuition.