Welcome, new recruits of 2020.

The 2020 New Employee Training has been completed.

Practical training such from demonstration events to in-house regulations and DA Group culture, architectural design, urban design, general building introduction, practical application, and BIM, with on-site inspection of buildings designed by DA Group, and mentoring orientation for company adaptation were conducted for about 15 days.

Welcome to your first start as part of society, and we look forward to your growth as a professional architect at DA.

Congratulations once again on joining the company.



2020년 디에이그룹 14기







[Education] Sandwich Seminar


This is a sandwich seminar hosted by Vice President Hyung Joon Shim of the Design Group at the headquarters.

It was a welcome seminar on design, attended by many people with no empty seats.

At the seminar, we looked at third-party projects and DA Group’s projects that did not win, and looked back on what was different, what was missing, what we needed to complement, where we needed to go.

Today’s architects need not only design, but also provide comprehensive services in doing business. Instead of designing based on the client’s thoughts, you have to present and solve what’s the best business for them. Because there are lots of buildings that are recycled in the city center and these are complex buildings (commercial sites), we need analytical and planning abilities to organize and guide complex architecturalist ideas.

This was a time to reflect on the role of architects in approach to architectural design.



2019 AURG International Symposium on City Planning and Urban Management in Asian Countries


The ‘International Symposium on City Planning and Urban Management in Asian Countries’ hosted by Asian Urban Research Group(AURG) was held for 3 days from 11/1~3 in Chung-Ang University. ‘International Symposium on City Planning and Urban Management in Asian Countries’ is a place to study various issues in Asian cities, and create and share design, policies, and technical discourse on them, and DA Group was invited to present a special session on the last day.

Thank you Executive Managing Director Joong Yeon Lee for the presentation, for introducing the combined development projects of the DA Group to architects from all over Asia. It was a great opportunity for DA Group to actively propose and implement pending issues in cities and buildings in Korea in the future.




[Article] Interview-Hyung Joon Shim, Vice President of DA Group “proposes a space to live together.”

[Interview] Hyung Joon Shim, Vice President of DA Group “proposes a space to live together.”


Won the “Maximum Business Site” in Daejeon for public housing design
Community planning to develop into a neighborly neighborhood

Hyung Joon Shim, Vice President of DA Group, attended the 2nd Korea Public Housing Design Competition and Exhibition held at the Urban Architecture Exhibition Center in Jung-gu, Seoul. (Photo=Reporter So Hyun Lee)


This year marks the second time that the government has started a “Korea Public Housing Design Competition” to improve the quality of public housing and improve public awareness. This year’s event, in particular, boasted an even bigger status than the first one, co-hosted by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLIT), Korea Land and Housing Corporation(LH) and Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation(SH). While focusing on the essence of the house, the winning films presented the future of public housing through innovative design and design. We met with the players with their winning works through fierce competition and heard various stories related to the design process.<Editor>

DA Group Urban Design & Architecture Co., Ltd. This year, DA produced the winning work from “Namyangju Jinjeop 2 Newlywed Hope Town,” the largest (Design cost of 3.533 billion won) of South Korea’s public housing project sites in Korea Public Housing Design Competition. Vice President Hyung Joon Shim of DA Group, who led the design of the complex, focused on the concept of “neighborhood” and proposed a complex where “near neighbor” could be realized. Shim’s goal is to break down the wall between neighbors, share life together and create a house looking for happiness within it.

Q) It received favorable reviews for planning a complex that efficiently coordinates public and private spaces. What particular aspects of design have you considered?

If you look at Namyangju Jinjeop 2 Newlywed Hope Town site, it was designed based on a ‘reconstruction of neighborhood.’ Neighborhood refers to having near neighbors living close by. A unit with close neighbors can be called a neighborhood district, and creating a community in the number or units of a few households does not create an actual community.

Thus, I thought that we should create a community of very small households of 150-180 households of cluster units. The reason why co-rearing is difficult is because it is hard to leave my child to someone I don’t know. Trust must be built to leave the child in charge; creating a part of life that small members can share can form a trust community. The purpose of the project is to plan a complex that introduces a living community based on this.

Q) Recently, there has been a rapid development of community facilities in apartment buildings. I would like to hear more about the community plan of Namyangju Jinjeop 2 Area.

As a joint community, it was made to make it possible to share areas, especially spaces needed in households such as laundry rooms and kitchens. Since they are newlyweds, we have also created an indoor sharing playground that allows children to jump around and play. Next to the space where children play, they also made Moms’ Cafes where mothers could meet so that they could actually live out the community lifestyle. I thought that a new life community could be formed only when a series of life activities can be tied up. These parts were named “quasi-housing” and “shared housing,” and the complex was built on the first floor by removing some of the space each person owns.

Also, the complex was planned to reach communities on the streets. This is a community where you can interact with the outside world. The truth is that it is not always good to assemble a particular social class into a single complex. This is because people with similar income levels, age groups and environments may turn into profit-collecting communities. To help children gain a better understanding of different classes, it was created in the form of road links to the outside world.

Communities should be designed to interact with life. It has to be natural to interact with the person next to you to make it natural to interact with other complexes. Is it possible to interact just by creating an apartment that is not interacting and creating community facilities? To create a natural home, such exchanges were planned as an open complex so that they would not be uncomfortable with people outside.


Perspective of DA Group’s 2nd Korea Public Housing Design Competition winning work, “Namyangju Jinjeop 2.”(Data=DA Group)


Q) There is a ‘Publico Archive’ in the design, what is this concept?

It’s a concept to create a space where people can store items such as bicycles, pots, and plants needed for their daily lives and to share them together. It’s designed to create an exchange life where you can sit and talk on a bench.

One apartment building has 8-10 floors, and people go straight into their house by elevator. We tried to seek access to roads and yards from the elevators.

Q) There are opinions that it would be good to replenish the deck connecting between buildings. What are the ways to reflect this?

The design failed to connect the entire main buildings. According to the instructions, corridors were not allowed, and it had to be cut at intervals of 60m. In order for the purpose of the shared concept to come to life, it seems to be a good idea to adjust the rules or ordinances to connect the whole of the main building.

If deemed better to adjust in areas, such as building deliberations, it can be developed to explain and reflect its intent and purpose in consultation with Namyangju City Hall and others.


Vice President Shim is explaining the Namyangju Jinjeop 2 work.(Photo=Reporter So Hyun Lee)


Q Were there any positive remarks or regrets while preparing for the Public Housing Design Competition?

I think there should be a raise on the design unit price of an apartment. It seems to have been meaningful in good quality or much more advanced design. What is regrettable is that it would be nice if the guidelines because creativity is difficult to express when things like design guidelines are strong.

In this design contest, the Block A was supposed to apply general regulations, and Block B was designated as a special building zone. So Block B has become a much more creative condition to design the complex. I hope to think of these things(Special Building Zone) and expand them further.



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[DDL] DA GROUP 2019 digital design CAMP

‘2019 DA GROUP digital design CAMP’ was held for 4 days from July 11 to 14.

BIM programs(Revit, Rhino, grasshopper, Lumion, C#) were learned over three days, based on this, and parametric designs were designed for the entrance of the building’s stairwell, then produced and the results announced in each group.

This year’s camp was attended by design and digital tutors, who were in groups with students, listening directly to what they were doing in practice, even to the design process.

At this BIM CAMP, it was also a great opportunity to lower entry barriers to BIM for university students (graduate students) across the country and parametric programs and experience even a little bit of practical business.

We’d like to thank DADS3 Director Yong Beom Kim, Design Division 11 Manager In Ho Bae, Design Division 11 Team Manager Bong Su Kim, DADS2 Assistant Manager Jun Seok Song, Design Division 7 Ms. Chae Rin Oh, and Design Division 10 Mr. Yoo Ahn Lee for your help as design tutors despite your busy schedules,

And to DDL Director Tae Yong Cho and his team members for organizing the event to make it a beneficial CAMP.




MOU with DA Group-VIET PHAT Group


On June 25, DA Group and VIET PHAT Group signed an agreement for MOU for smooth mutual cooperation in carrying out the tasks of both organizations.

VIET PHAT Group started with a transportation service company and grew to be one of the leading companies in the production and trade of mineral material, and seeks to lead the real estate development business by expanding into real estate investment, construction, and leasing businesses.

The purpose of this MOU is to pursue mutual benefits through mutual cooperation in real estate development projects, where potential opportunities for mutual growth are present, and to realize work cooperation in areas of common interest in Vietnam.

Through this MOU, we hope to strengthen networking between the two companies to promote co-prosperity and create synergy.



MOU between DA Group· Walton Design Institute

DA Group signed an MOU with Walton Design & Consulting Engineering Co., Ltd, last April 8 to build and develop a partnership that benefits long-term and stable common interests.

As partners, the two companies have promised to provide information, convenience and support to each other’s strategic planning and production management activities.


MOU for real estate development and strategic cooperation of finance between DA Group·Korea Asset In Trust Co.

There was a MOU ceremony between DA Group and Korea Asset In Trust Co. for real estate development and strategic cooperation of finance.

Representatives of the two companies and other executives and employees attended the signing ceremony and shared plans for cooperation in real estate development in the future.

Through this MOU, both companies hope to strengthen networking to promote co-prosperity and create synergy.

[Sandwich Seminar] a technical seminar on building materials and materials

The Sandwich Seminar on May 22 was held as a technical seminar on building materials and materials such as soil construction, rainwater penetration and low flow facilities, hotwell, elevators, etc.

The first lecture was based on the case and necessity of soil architecture, soil building products, and rain-penetrating low current blocks in Claymax, which has high-strength soil concrete technology on the Soil Uniqueness Reaction Inducing Mechanism.

Historically, cultural heritages like Great Wall, Alhambra Palace, and Pyramids are all built of soil, proving that they can be built with soil. The characteristics of soil buildings that become as strong as concrete minimize carbon dioxide, VOX, and NOX, and minimize energy use, and prevent medium-high-speed pollution, water quality, soil pollution, and so on, it is a good way to deal with climate change.

The second lecture was on “Plastic Hotwell and Steel Elevator Underground Pit Structure” by Wookwang T&C.

‘Hotwell’ refers to a container installed at the bottom of the building for drainage at a location lower than public sewage in a basement. When water exceeds the proper water level in Hotwell, pumps are operated to reduce buoyancy or positive pressure by pumping water out of the building, and the building becomes stable to prevent buildings from floating or cracking.

In addition, it was a useful time to look at the characteristics and construction of the steel elevator underground pit structure.

We’d like to thank CEO Jung Man Cha and Hee Yong Choi of Claymax, and Executive Director In Soo Jung of Wookwang T&C.