Tesoc Hah Lecture: Adaptable City of Industry 4.0

Tesoc Hah lecture

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2017.12.28 Thursday 18:30~20:00
Graduate Institute of Architecture, NCTU

Tesoc Hah is an award-winning IT convergence architect in Korea. In 2007, he designed the bus stop “Flow” using the open data as the main concept, and this project has been listed in the middle school art textbook. In 2010, he participated in the Venice Biennale where he developed a smartphone app and used a large-scale customized residential and urban design methodology as algorithms to participate in the city development. In 2013, he was invited to create an artwork for the opening of the Seoul Museum of Contemporary Art. In the same year, he announced Cindy, an IT convergence building linked to a smartphone application. In 2017, he designed the National Children’s Science Museum, an interactive smart building opened next to Changgyeong Palace.

He graduated from AA School and received RIBA. Since 2005, he has led the innovative design of digital infrastructure as a partner of iArc architects for 7 years. In 2006, he won the prize of new construction architecture. In 2012, he founded the Young Architect Forum Korea. In 2012, we established Scale (SCALe), a company that develops architectural design and smart building systems. In 2017, he established the Future City Society, an organization that prepares future cities through the fusion of art and technology. Through the concept of adaptable city, he is leading the change of the future city in the fourth industrial revolution.

Qualifications / Education

Royal Architects of England (RIBA), 2003
LEED GA, 2009
UCL (University College London), Professional Practice in Architecture, 2003
Graduated from Architectural Association School of Architecture, 2001
Graduated from Sungkyunkwan University, 1993

Professional Career

2017- Chair, Future City Society
2012- Chair, Scale Co., Ltd.
2015- President of SCALe Architectural Office
2005-2012 Joint Representative of AikArc Architects Office
2008-2012 Director of iArc Design Computation Group / Sustainable Design Group
2004-2005 Acanthus LW Architects, Project Architect UK
2001-2003 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architect, UK
1999-2000 UK Alsop Architects

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