Anlong Veng Master Plan

DaeWha Kang Design has worked with the Documentation Center of Cambodia to develop a master plan concept for Anlong Veng, Cambodia. Anlong Veng is the final stronghold of the Khmer Rouge, and our proposal heals the landscape while healing society. You can find more information at the official press release at this link: Anlong Veng Master…

25 November 2016

Dear Grandchild, Last Thursday I had lunch on a hill overlooking Imjin River and North Korea. Lee Hwangu Sangmunim and I had made an appointment with Ms. Kim, a graphic designer who runs a company called Design Vita. She saw my designs the Rainbow Building and felt that our approach to design is sympathetic to…

Improving Wellbeing Through Design

Our studio’s mission is to improve human wellbeing through beautiful and innovative design. We believe that as a construction industry we must move beyond energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and work to change not just the way we build, but also the way we live. Our philosophy is to integrate wellbeing strategy directly into the…

2 August 2015

Dear Grandchild, I am just returning from a short trip to Korea. I was there to present my proposal for the Genius Republic guest houses in a secluded mountain valley four hours from Seoul. My trip has been a successful one–the proposals that I made to the county governor were accepted as a basis for…

6 April 2015

Dear Grandchild, Today I was at the Greenwich Maritime Museum, for a competitive interview. I am collaborating with our friend Tanvir Hasan and her office to bid for the job of restoring and designing a new wing of the museum. This collaboration with Donald Insall Associates is a very optimistic one for me. Their office…

23 March 2015

Dear Grandchild, Today I submitted my very first competition design entry. I did competitions for many years while at Zaha Hadid’s office, but as this is the first one after establishing my studio, I felt it had a special significance. The project is a pavilion and kiosk to be part of the first Chicago Architecture…

11 January, 2015

Dear Grandchild, It is Sunday evening, and this brings an end to an intense and social weekend. I would like to tell you about three of the guests who came to our home yesterday and today. Yesterday the photographer Yuki Sugiura came for lunch with her partner Simon, who is a product designer. I met…