Kunwon has formed the base structure for Korean cities through many urban planning and masterplan projects. The highlights start from the masterplan for Bundang, the most prominent of the first generation new towns and one of the most affluent areas today in Korea, where the concept of “urban axis” was first applied, and includes the masterplan of East Pangyo, a second generation new town showcasing futuristic urban planning through systematic management of residents’ participation and cutting-edge technology, as well as “Eunpyoung New Town Masterplan,” which overcame several dilemmas of individual urban regeneration projects.
In masterplans that become basic framework of a city’s architectural environment, Kunwon proposed a simultaneous design process of masterplan and architectural designs, instead of architectural design that follows the masterplan. By escaping from the usual process of three dimensional architectural designs following two-dimensional land use plan, the three-dimensional spatial use planning allows more integrated designs for organic relationships between interior and exterior as well as the natural and artificial elements. Plans with various solutions of maximized creativity become possible through simultaneous process of urban planning and design development