• Eui-Sung Yi




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


In this issue, the parameters for the conservation and documentation of the city are defined through multiple lenses of economy, culture, politics and history reflecting critical and acute positions within the 2014 global hegemony. Following docomomo’s focus, this issue expands the Modern Movement legacy by advocating that the holistic understanding of architecture must include the study of urbanism. Unlike architecture, urbanism is an open-ended organism and its raison d’être is reinforced through layers of history. It is through these layers that we advocate for conservation and documentation.

How to Cite

Yi, E.-S. (2014). Introduction. Docomomo Journal, (50), 10.







Author Biography

Eui-Sung Yi

(b. 1968, Seoul, South Korea). BSc in Architecture, Cornell University; MSc in Architecture (1996), Harvard University. Principal of Morphosis Architects and Director of the NOW Institute, a center for urban research and speculations at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been involved with academia and scholarship for over fifteen years in Asia and in the USA, where he worked extensively. He was adjunct associate professor and Director of the Master of Architecture programs (2007-2010) at the USC School of Architecture, in Los Angeles, and Vice President of Design in Chang-jo Architects, in Korea, where most recently, completed his competition-winning Korean Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, and the Korean Consulate, in Guangzhou, China. He is a member of docomomo International Executive Committee, acting as the representative of the chapter hosting the 13th International docomomo Conference, docomomo Korea.