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Prof. HyunCheol Kim HyunCheol Kim





B.S., M.S. Seoul National University, Korea
Diploma. École d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France
Ph.D. L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France


Upon graduating from SNU with a degree in architecture and inorganic Material engineering in 1981, Kim received his M.Sc in 1983 with his thesis 'A Study on the Architectural Implications of Urban Squatter Settlement', then went to France to learn from Henri Ciriani who took over the progress Le Corbusier had made. Graduating from Ecole d'Architecture Paris-Belleville(EAPB) in 1990, he acquired the architect license Architecte diplome par le gouvernement(DPLG) in 1991 with 'Architectural Space Museum' Proposal and recieced his Ph.D from L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales(EHESS) in 1994 majoring in art theory with his thesis on 'De Stijl', 'An Exploration of the Spaciality, 1917-1944, Construction, Expression and The Fine Art'. As a professor at SNU since 1994, he acquired the Architectural Institute of Korea license in 1996, with major works including the National Museum of Korea, Gwangju City Hall, Government office building for Jeollanam-do and Historic Museum of Baekje etc. His writings include Architectural Space Museum, and Reading Mondrian's Space Form. Also he submitted his work as a representative artist in Venezia Biennale(1996) and Shanghai Doulun MOMA(2006). As of 2012, he is an professor at SNU.


Architecture can be divided into two genres of work: a working from the perspective of production as construction and a working from the perspective of poesie as expression. Rationality in composition, function, and construction make up the basic components of production, and production are fundamental premise that bring universality and reality in architecture. On the other hand, exploration in space and pursuing from language area important in realizing architecture from the perspective of poesie, and this is precisely where creativity and originality in architecture comes into play. An ideal architecture thus can be said to be a keen competitive synthesis between production and poesie, construction and expression, universality and originality, reality and creativity.


Architectural Design Studio 3-1
Architectural Design Studio 3-2
Interior Design
Architectural Design Studio 1
Topics in Architectural Planning 1
Studies in Architectural Design Process
Topics in Interior Design