Fundamental of our work is our belief of the synergetic power of aspects of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism. Through the multidisciplinary design practices, we create not only beautiful physical space but also innovative perspectives toward complex built environment.
MRDO comes from the word 'Mu-Reung-Do-Won 무릉도원 武陵桃源' is a representative utopia space of the oriental culture becoming inspiration of our design. In fact, in the mythology, it has no palace decorated with gold, or no supernatural phenomena, but it is a common place where ordinary people feel very friendly. It contains a landscape that everyone can dream of, and an ideal spatial image of peach flowers and caves. In addition, oriental concepts such as Taoism add a mystical aura. Mu-Reung-Do-Won is based on reality with an ideal image. This balance or combination of duality is the primary value that Studio MRDO pursues.
Studio MRDO was founded to explore and reconcile the balances between duality issues: ideals and reality, city and nature, concept and reality, architecture and landscape, East and West, past and present.
Minkyung is an architect, urban designer and researcher specialized in large scale urban design solution. Her design strength comes from diverse scales of project experiences from interior design to urban masterplan. Currently, she focuses on the research about urban regeneration strategies through landscape solutions.
Minkyung received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Yonsei University in Seoul. She was trained at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in New York and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in San Francisco. After Harvard, she participated as a lead urban designer at Studio of Urban Analysis (SURBA) and CAZA Architects, leading the design effort on 90 ha Waterfront Development in Ningbo China and interior renovation of SMX convention center in Piliphines.
Educated in both fine art and landscape architecture, Jinhyun brings exceptional attention to perception of users in three-dimensional experience. He believes there is an enormous possibility beyond people's routine, system, and general idea. He attempts to use diverse media both of fine art and design can be a brilliant device to renew people's perspective.
Jinhyun received his Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Landscape Architecture from Seoul National University. He is currently a designer at Field Operations. He led the design of the Chinese International Garden Expo and now, participating in designing of Shanghai Central Park. Prior to Harvard, he took a charge of diverse scales of projects in Synwha Consulting.