Big Dig House
Lexington, Mass., 2006
The structural system for this house is almost wholly composed of steel and concrete from Boston’s Big Dig, utilizing more than 600,000 pounds of recycled material, including pieces of the I-93 off-ramps. Large upper-level plantings blur relationships between interior and exterior spaces.



The Big Dig House in particular is an example of Hong and Park’s ability to take risks. They had been given the chance, by a developer willing to try something different, to design the Valentine Houses, a multifamily housing structure in Cambridge. A contractor in charge of destroying the residual materials from the Big Dig’s construction saw the Valentine project and contacted SsD. “He had a junkyard full of concrete and steel and this idea to recycle it into a house,” says Hong. Because Park and Hong’s client was willing to let his home serve as a research project, it was a success. Using over 600,000 pounds of recycled materials, the home has become a prototype for recycling large, heavy materials, and a bit of a curiosity in the area.

Single Speed Design

"White Noise/White Light," an interactive sound and light installation created by MIT Professor J. Meejin Yoon for the Athens 2004 Olympics, will be presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from May 2-8 as part of the weeklong celebration of the inauguration of Susan Hockfield as MIT's 16th president.

Comprised of a 50' x 50' grid of fiber optics and speakers, "White Noise/White Light" is an interactive sound and light field that responds to the movement of people as they walk through it. What appears at first to be a static, neutral and transparent grid of vertical markers dissolves into a luminous sound-scape by night. As pedestrians enter into the fiber optic field their presence and movement are traced by each stalk unit, transmitting white light from LEDs and white noise from speakers below. If motion is detected, the white LED illumination grows brighter while the white noise increases in volume. Once motion is no longer detected, the light and sound fade into dimness and silence. Just as white light is made of the full spectrum of color, white noise contains every frequency within the range of hearing in equal amounts.

My Studio



Seoul Commune 2026  investigates the viability of an alternative and sustainable community structure in the overpopulated metropolises of the near future. The imagined community is intergrated within the ever-acclerating developments digital enviroment and ongoing rapid social change. Seoul Commune 2026 presents a concreate architectural and urban proposal that entirely reconfigures, and consequently develops the existing 'tower in the park" form. Seoul Commune 2026 unites towers and the park in a balanced way. It forms a complex network of private, semi-public, and public spaces.

Mass Studies






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