Joho Architecture

JOHO Architecture
(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

Just a year after setting up his Seoul-based practice, Joho Architecture, in 2009, Jeong Hoon Lee won a South Korean government award for young architects, swiftly followed by distinctions including shortlistings for local and international Brick Awards for his projects' imaginative and flawless brickwork. Lee often takes his design cues from his materials' own geometries. Residential projects feature prominently in his portfolio. An early project, Namhae Cheo-ma House, in the rural South Gyeongsang Province, remains one of Lee's favourites. The remote location created complications with labour and material deliveries. 'Ironically, because of these handicaps, the project became more unique,' he explains. Recent work includes The Curving House and Scale-ing House, both in the densely populated Gyeonggi Province of South Korea.
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JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

JOHO Architecture

(Image credit: Sun Namgoong)

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).