Hop Studios is starting

A new project starts on a beautiful brick building from 1800s

Hop Studios front facade

The building is located in Bermondsey area right near the river. Property use to be an old brick manufacturing building, where he displayed his different bricks on the exterior. We are changing it to industrial, loft residential units.

Surprise discoveries on site

It's time to work with surprise discoveries on site.  We are planning on beautiful shelves to fit with the exposed beam structure and brick.

The exposed beam structure and brick

Soohyun Chang at 10x10 Drawing the city

Soohyun Chang's "Invisible box" paint is going to be in an auction tonight!

"Invisible box" by Soohyun Chang

An exclusive auction of the 10×10 artwork will take place at the Crossing, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4AA tonight.

And a free public exhibition of the artwork will be held today in the same venue.

This will be the perfect opportunity to view the amazing artwork. Preliminary bids on all artwork can be made online and please look at the catalogue section of this site for more detail.


Forgotten Spaces Pecha Kucha Night

Tonight Studio Pink will be in the Pecha Kucha at Somerset House!

A selection of the 26 competition winners and best entries of RIBA Forgotten Spaces will be challenged to present their proposals in a fun, fast-paced, Pecha Kucha-style format.

There will be questions and discussion afterwards, with time allowed to explore the exhibition and engage with the design teams and individuals involved until 20.30. 

We are looking forward to meet you there!

Crystallize : New Media Art Lab UK & Korea with KBEE 2013

Here is a Euro-Korean Art Exhibition that our office collaborated. Feel free to stop by!

VIP Private View on 5th November 2013, 14:00-15:00 



about exhibited works -> CRYSTALLIZE BROCHURE  

The legacy of Nam June Paik and the “electronic superhighway” is at the heart of a new exhibition being held in London from 4 – 6 November 2013 at the Old Billingsgate Building, City of London.

During the ‘Crystallize - New Media Art Lab Korea & UK’ exhibition, artists from Korea and the UK will explore how contemporary artwork is expressed through science, IT, social media and cinema. The three day exhibition explores how creative technology offers a common language for artists working in two different cultures. The work, featured in the historic vault at Billingsgate, illustrates how contemporary artists across the globe are harnessing technology and using it to empower and express a global culture.

Exhibition curator, Stephanie Seungmin Kim says, “Artists have great roles to play in any aspirational world by revealing the previously unseen – just like Paik’s stunningly visionary work. Our venue - an artistic laboratory - is truly harboring creative ‘crystallization’”.

The exhibition is part of the wider Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo 2013, celebrating Korea’s ‘creative economy’. At the heart of the expo is the spirit of collaboration, of shared ideas, mutual respect and a desire to curate a modern culture.

Nam June Paik, the world famous Korean video artist, pioneered the innovative use of technological tools that artists continue to practice today. Paik was the first to voice the phrase “electronic superhighway” as early as 1974. He saw the boundless possibilities offered by broadcasting and the Internet age. The exhibition features ‘Documenta 6 Satellite Telecast’ his collaborative work with Joseph Beuys and Douglas Davis, which was the world’s first live satellite performance, broadcast to 25 different countries.

Nam June Paik once famously proclaimed “the future is now”. His genius has inspired the works of the contemporary artists being featured at KBEE 2013. The curator of the ‘Crystallize’ exhibition, Stephanie Seungmin Kim, of ISKAI Contemporary Art, has carefully selected the 16 Korean and UK artists who each embrace art, science and creativity. Gina Czarnecki, for example, collaborates with biologists in her beautifully provocative work, ‘Palaces’.

Several other artists reveal a fiercely cherished DIY aesthetic. Terry Ryu Kim’s screens, Sam Meech’s knitting machine experiments, David Ogle’s laser projection and Dave Lynch’s ‘Project Nimbus’, all emphasise how viewers participate in the world of the artist.

New media artist Jeremy Bailey is regarded as being most evocative of Paik’s spirit. Bailey performs with custom software to parody the way we talk about new media. His work, ‘The Future of Television’, uses facial recognition software to show television channels on his face as he peers into a camera lens. His work questions the place of television in artistic discourse.

Highlights of the exhibition include Semiconductor’s epic ‘Worlds in the Making’ - a three channel video combining documentary footage with CGI to explore the material nature of the world and how we experience it. Using volcanology as a starting point, the work reveals, like the primordial landscape of our volcanic planet, a world that is real but invisible to us. Meanwhile GLTI.CH’s karaoke performance showcases a modern world where social media weaves through our natural discourse.

For more information contact Stephanie Seungmin Kim at ISKAI Contemporary Art | iskaiart@iskaiart.co.uk

About the Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo 2013

The Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo is a forum for business, cultural and technological cooperation. The three-day annual international Hallyu festival aims to deepen economic and cultural exchanges between the UK and Korea. Starting in Bangkok, Thailand in 2010, the expo has been held in Paris, France, in 2011; in Osaka, Japan, in 2012 and takes place in London this year from 4 – 6 November in the Old Billingsgate Building.

Soohyun Chang invited to 60Pages

Soohyun Chang was invited to write in 60Pages.  Please watch her blog on 60pages.com in the next few days.  



"It was in the very last hours of the year 2010. Maybe eight hours to go. Year 2010? Was it a good year? What did you do? We were standing at the offspring of the artificial river Cheonggyecheon in Seoul. It was unbearably cold. Soohyun explained her native city to me. I tried to listen, but I was hardly breathing. Soohyun didn’t seem to care much about the cold. Then we met Sae, we went for some Samgetyang, chicken soup with rice. The old serving ladies laughed at us (laughed on us?), and we laughed back. And then we separated and the year had maybe four hours to go and I got lost in the night, in the cold, in Seoul. Soohyun tells you about her projects and the houses she is going to build and she connects you to all these people in Seoul and you try to absorb everything but fail, as she is bursting with energy and you are freezing. And then you meet her in Zurich, but Zurich was too small for her, so now it’s London. And you remember that the first time was in Basel. You were introduced by a common architect friend, and you realize how amazingly globalised the architect’s world is. Go to Cargo Bar in Basel on a Thursday night and it’s full of Herzog & de Meuron architects from all over the world and you are exotic because, yes, you actually were born in this small city. And Soohyun is all globalised, all Korean, all over the world, all energy."

- written by David Islin, the founder of the 60pages.com

Forgotten space report by BBC is online

 The BBC report on our Forgotten Space is finally online.Thank you to James Cameron for putting this great show together. Also thanks to RIBA and BBC to give us the great opportunity.


Architects compete to come up with the best ideas to transform London's forgotten spaces. 

Lindfield Gardens Concept


New extension project in London to blur the boundary between inside and outside. In collaboration with DH Liberty.