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 focuses on healing the landscape while healing society. A reforestation corridor creates a new narrative link connecting significant historic sites from…

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…

Rainbow Publishing House and Residence, Paju Book City (Complete)

The client aspired to a building that would enhance creativity and also improve wellbeing. Medical findings from the American Journal of Epidemiology show a direct correlation between stair climbing and longevity, and this building is designed around the main stairwell as a lookout point and a special experience. The publishing house makes biographies, and 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…