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Jason is the founding director of Studio POPPOP; an architectural practice based in Seoul. He received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from University College London in the United Kingdom. Jason has been a partner at the international architectural practice Make Architects for nine years. He was also a lead designer at MADA Spam in Shanghai and Los Angeles. His diverse portfolio of work includes projects such as; landmark building, office tower, cultural buildings, private residence, urban regeneration and development branding. Such experience allows him to provide a unique cross-sector perspective on architectural design and user experience. Academically, he has been a visiting design and technical tutor at Lund University (Sweden), Oxford Brookes University (UK), Central St Martin (London) and regularly performs critiques in various universities. His work has been exhibited in cultural events including the Venice Biennale.


Growing Together: The social act of creating an urban greenhouse to build an intergenerational collective for urban inclusivity

  • 19 Dec 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

  • 10:00 - 22:00


In August 2018, South Korea was officially designated as an aged society by the UN due to the ever increasing percentage of elderly population relative to its declining fertility rate. The trend of population ageing in conjunction with the need for sustainable urbanisation are the two major factors that have begun shaping the built environment for almost every country. Aside from the implications to national fiscal and political policies, the personal impact commonly associated the elderly should not be over-looked; loneliness, lack of an active lifestyle and the risk of dementia affecting the quality of life has become a serious issue. This project explores the principles of Designing for Manufacture and Assembly and traditional social spaces to create a low wastage, low-cost community-managed greenhouse. A structure that can be built without the need of specialist skillset. The aim is to allow its construction and post-build management to become a common ground for people of all ages to grow together; to promote a sense of community-ownership, intergenerational exchange and active-ageing.