* Date : 2014-08-05
MOON Hoon is a visionary architect known for his unique designs and philosophy on architecture. Born and raised in Yeongwol, a small town in Gangwon-do, MOON Hoon went to Australia with his family and lived there from grade 8 to 10. Then, after graduating from university in Korea, he furthered his education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his master's degree in Architecture.
After realizing that he needed to carry out his own vision instead of working under others, he established his own architecture firm in 2001. With a belief that everything in this world is connected to each other, he has created designs that combine a variety of elements from his unique perspective. Some of the buildings he has designed include a cabin with horns and a "lollipop" house in the shape of a snail, and it is because of these extraordinary structures that he is regarded as an "outsider" in the architect community.
He was chosen as one of the top 12 architects in Korea by the experts in architecture in 2009. His architectural designs were featured on New York Times several times as "brilliant homes in Korea." He was also the one and only architect to be invited to showcase his illustrated works in the Korea exhibition booth at the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice this year.
Join us on The INNERview as we interview the innovative architect with a free, young soul in Yeongwol, where he grew up, and get a glimpse into his personal and professional life as well as his fascinating designs.