Everyday Space Workshop

Paratopia: Parallel Urbanisms of NK and SK

Hyper-Hypo Seoul


Linear Urbanism

Fresh, Rotten and Preserved

Made in Korea

Vertical DMZ

Parallel Utopias: Spatial Scenarios

Parallel Utopias: Spatial Products

Parallel Utopias: Border Typologies




Seun Walkway

Seoul Station Skyway



Office of Urban Terrains

Urban Terrains Digital Lab

Tactical Territories






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In zones of conflict, environmental and economic incentives become key mechanisms to initiate collaboration and negotiation between the states. Spatial products, such as special economic, tourism, industrial zones, mega infrastructure, transboundary protection areas, ecological conservation zones, peace parks, have become critical vehicles of transboundary development and conservation. The following are expamples of spatial products along the transboundary areas of North and South Korea.


Parallel Utopias / Spatial Products

Program: Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Dept. of Architecture, Fall 2011 Option Studio
Program Director: Yehre Suh
Advisory Critics: Saleem H. Ali, Kyong Park
Local Advisor: Eun-Jin Park, Gyeonggi Research Institute, Suwon Korea
Site: Transboundary Zone between North and South Korea
Status: Funded by the 2011 Rotch Foundation Traveling Studio Grant and the 2008 Graham Foundation Research Grant


Spatial Product 01
Kumgangsan Tourist Region

Spatial Product 02

Spatial Product 03
West Sea