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




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.


Spatial Scenario 01
Agro-logical Landscape




Spatial Scenario 02
Blurred Crossing

Project Team: Tansy Mak, Denise Pereira



Spatial Scenario 03
Residual Fields

Project Team: Christine Kim, Denise Pereira



Spatial Scenario 04
MDL Islands

Project Team: David Chessrown, Alexander Smith



Spatial Scenario 05
Free Farm

Project Team: Michael Cabrera, Jeremy Tan



Spatial Scenario 06
Adaptive Territories

Project Team: Burcu Bicer, Aiheidan Rouzi