Tesoc Hah


Architect, CEO, SCALe
Chairman, Future City Society

Tesoc Hah is Korea’s leading futuristic architect who integrates IT with architecture. In 2007, he designed interactive media bus shelter Flow, and this work was listed in middle school art textbooks. In 2010, he exhibited the customized architectural design system that uses smartphone apps to design houses and masterplan at the Venice Biennale. In 2013, the collective intelligence public architecture design system was exhibited as interactive media art at the opening of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. He designed the National Children’s Science Museum, a kinetic building that moves in real time and changes according to weather. His invention Xindie is media pavilion which citizens are able to participate by smartphone app. His mixed reality media work has exhibited in the special exhibition of the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung. He recently complete IMhouse which learn his masters lifestyle to adapt daily needs and moods.

He graduated AA school and is a registered architect in UK. From 2005, he was a partner of iArc Architects, who designed the Seoul City Hall, for seven years, and led the digital transformation of architecture. In 2006, he won Young Architect Award. In 2012, he founded Young Architect Forum Korea. In 2012, he founded SCALe, an intelligent architectural design company. In 2017, he founded Future City Society, an organization that prepares future cities through collaboration between art and technology. He is also an international adviser to Hyundai Motors Future Mobility and KEPCO University. He is architecting the city of the future initiated by the fourth industrial revolution through the concept of adaptive city.

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  • Royal Institute of British Architects (Chartered Member)
  • US Green Building Council (LEED GA)
  • Future City Society (Chairman)
  • Korea Architects Institute (Board Member)
  • Seoul Architecture Forum (Board Member)
  • Korean Society of Complex Systems (Board Member)
  • Young Architect Forum Korea (Founding Chairman)


2003 Professional Practice in Architecture, The Bartlett, University College London
2001 AADipl, Architectural Association School of Architecture
1993 BSc in Architectural Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University


2012- Principal at SCALe
2005-2011 Partner at iArc Architects
2008-2011 Director of Design Computation Group, iArc Architects
2008-2011 Director of Sustainable Design Group, iArc Architects
2004-2005 Project Architect at Acanthus LW Architects
2001-2003 Architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
1999-2000 Architectural Assistant at Alsop & Stormer Architects
1993-1994 Architectural Assistant at A.ma Design Group


2007-2014 Adjunct Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Konkuk University
2010-2012 Lecturer at Graduate School of Design, Seoul National University
2009-2011 Adjunct Professor at Department of Architecture, Sungkyunkwan University
2005-2006 Adjunct Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Kyunghee University
2006-2009 Tutor at Summer Design Workshop, Seoul Association of Architects (SA)
2006 Tutor at School of Architecture, Korean Institute of Architects (SAKIA)


2016- Founder/Director, Future City Society
2012-2015 Founder/Chairman, Young Architects Forum Korea
2013-2014 Founder/Director, Nature+Media Annuale
2012-2013 Founder/Director, JANCHI
2012 Curator, ‘Limit Line’ Exhibition, Culture Station Seoul 284
2009 Curator/Director, Collaboration with Nature, SA International Workshop and Exhibition
2007-2008 Founder/Director, Pecha Kucha Seoul


2013- Public Architect for Metropolitan Government of Seoul
2011- Director, Korea Society of Complexity Studies
2007- Member of Executive Committee, Korean Architects Institute
2008- Member of Executive Committee, Seoul Association of Architects (SA)
2011-2012 Secretary, Architectural Culture Policy Forum
2011 Member of International Committee, Korea Institute of Registered Architects
2009-2011 Member of Green Growth Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government
2009-2010 Member of Architecture Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government
2008-2010 Member of Environmental Assessment Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government
2008-2010 Member of Design Seoul Forum
2008-2009 Member of Design Committee, Korean Institute of Architects


2018 20th Anniversary Special Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung
2017 Future House 2020
2016 Makable City, Art Center Nabi
2015 100 International Architects, Culture Station Seoul 284
2014 Nature+Media Annuale, Arko Art Center
2013 Inauguration Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
2013 Nature+Media Annuale, Arko Art Center
2013 Pre-opening Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
2012 Limit Line, Culture Station Seoul 284
2012 Changwon Asia Art Festival
2011 Game+Interactive Media Art, Museum of Art, Seoul National University
2011 New Trend of Art: SMART, Kyungnam Art Museum
2010 Venice Biennale, 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Korean Pavilion
2010 Incheon International Digital Art Festival (INDAF)
2010 New Trajectories: Convergent Flux Korea, Harvard Graduate School of Design
2009 Collaboration with Nature Exhibition, Seoul History Museum
2008 New Breeds of Housing, Kolon HQ
2006 Nine Proves for Architecture in Korea, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
2006 5 STRIPS: Young Architects Award Exhibition, Socdae Museum
2006 Pangyo Housing Flow, Korea Design Center
2005 5Weeks 5Places, Seoul, Daejon, Inchon, Ilsan, Suwon
1999 Non Stop Opening, Central Point Gallery, London, UK


2013 Minister Citation, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
2012 LH Goduk-Gangil Housing Masterplan Competition, 1st Prize
2010 Hongin-dong Housing Masterplan Competition, 2nd Prize
2009 Green Management Award on Green Design
2009 Seoul Gate Invited Competition, 1st Prize
2009 Small Housing Competition, 2nd Prize
2006 Korea Young Architect Award
2006 Pangyo Housing Flow International Competition, 1st Prize
2006 Asian Culture Complex International Competition, Honorable Mention
2006 Dongkuk University Masterplan Competition, 2nd Prize


2018 Architecture Infinte Proliferating Geometry
2018 IMhouse Living Lab
2017 IMhouse Concept
2016 Alphadome City, Pangyo
2015 Kinetic Cloud, Hanam Power Station
2015 National Children’s Science Museum, Seoul
2014 Maker Center, National Asia Culture Center, Gwangju
2014 Jeonam Art School, Mokpo
2013 Xindie, Seoul
2013 Hovering Geometry: Collective Museum
2013 Collective Museum
2013 Sarangdang, Jeju
2012 Coastal Waves, Busan
2012 SCALe Hexagon, Seoul
2012 Wind Vision
2011 Gaepo International School, Seoul
2011 Permeable Archive Park, National Archive, Sejong
2010 Differential Life Integral City, Interactive Media Art
2010 Hongin-dong Housing Masterplan, Seoul
2009 Ichon Ceramic Hill, 1st Phase Completion 2010
2009 Green Prospecting, Korea Oil Corporation, Ulsan
2009 Haechi Light, Seoul Gate
2008 Yongdu Mountain City, Busan
2008 Apartment Prototype of Future
2008 Bus Shelter Flow, Seoul, Completion 2009
2008 Flowcity III, Yongin
2007 Seoul City Hall (II), Seoul, Completion 2012
2006 Wolden Hill, Pangyo, Completion 2010
2006 Dongkuk University Masterplan, Seoul
2006 iArc Architects office interior design, Seoul, Completion 2006
2005 Asian Culture Complex, Gwangju
2005 Seoul City Hall (I), Seoul