[Architalk Webinar Series x ACC]
#5 Tradition and Ecology in Architecture and Urban Design


    • Speakers: Jusuck Koh (Architect) & Anemone Beck Koh (Architect)
    • Moderator: Mary Kay Judy (ACC 2005, Architectural Conservator/Cultural Heritage Consultant)
    • Release Date:March 24, 2022
    • Organizer: International House of Japan (IHJ)
    • Co-organizer:Asian Cultural Council (ACC)
    • Sponsors:Jyukankyo Foundation, MRA Foundation, Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Shimizu Corporation, The Tokyo Club
    The International House of Japan (IHJ) and the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) are proud to present Architalk Webinar Series, an online series analyzing the role of architecture within the context of contemporary, global themes.

    We aim to highlight how architecture both reflects and responds to critical issues around the globe—exploring the societal impact of environmental, social, cultural, and economic issues through the lens of architecture, public spaces, and the arts.

    Both founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, IHJ and ACC are committed to advancing international understanding, dialogue, and respect across Asia and the United States. We have partnered with renowned architects and artists to join us for this six-part series featuring ACC alumni, including: Kengo Kuma (ACC 1985, 2019), Kohei Nawa (ACC 2004), Lawrence Chua (ACC 2015), Pen Sereypagna (ACC 2012), Savinee Buranasilapin (ACC 2017), Sarah Sze-Wa Mui (ACC 2016), and Jusuck Koh (ACC 1978, 1979).

    The series will launch in early 2022. Stay tuned for more!

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    Jusuck Koh (Architect)

    Savinee Buranasilapin

    Jusuck Koh is a licensed architect and landscape architect, and founding partner of Oikosdesign, specializing in ecological design and urbanism. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and taught and practiced in the USA, Korea, and the Netherlands, where he now resides. Currently, he is writing and lecturing on an Ecopoetic Paradigm of Architecture bringing together contemporary New Sciences and Eastern aesthetic languages. His scholarly writing and his design works through Oikos received numerous international awards and recognitions. 
    Jusuck Koh received an ACC Fellowship in 1978 to complete a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in City and Regional Planning at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, UPenn, and in 1979 to survey monuments, museums, and urban planning activities in Europe and Asia.


    Anemone Beck Koh (Architect)

    Sarah Mui
    Anemone Beck Koh is a landscape architect and urban designer, and founding partner of Oikosdesign, with a cosmopolitan life and career on three continents. She specializes in integrative and generative design of urban landscapes, moving beyond a utilitarian understanding of ecology. Her award-winning performing and poetic everyday landscapes and her large environmental or botanical artworks recover feeling and emotion and offer rich aesthetic experiences. She has also taught in several universities in Europe and Asia.

    Mary Kay Judy (Architectural Conservator)

    Mary Kay Judy

    Mary Kay Judy is an award-winning architectural conservator and cultural heritage consultant. As Principal of Mary Kay Judy – Architectural & Cultural Heritage Conservation, she has served as conservation consultant on National Historic Landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Judy has lectured internationally on her practice’s case studies, the politics of preservation and the contributions of contemporary artists on emerging preservation narratives. Her writing on these subjects has appeared in a variety of publications including the National Trust Preservation Forum Journal and the Journal of Architectural Conservation. Ms. Judy has an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and a B.A. in Architectural History from the University of Cincinnati.

    Mary Kay Judy received ACC Fellowships in 2002 and 2005 leading conservation seminars in Indian architecture schools focusing on the documentation of the Islamic heritage of the Awadh, the urban aftermath of the First War of Independence in 1857 and the evolution of the vernacular Modern Movement post-Independence.



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