Taeho Paik

I was born in Seoul, Korea in 1957. I am an architect. My family left Seoul in 1967 for the world. From then on, I have been educated in the English language: first in Brunei, then Solomon Islands, Papua New Giunea and mostly in Australia where I attended Westminster School as a boarder. Then I studied architecture at the University of Adelaide. I graduated in 1982.

I left Oz for three years, visiting the Philippines, working in Singapore and also for a few weeks in Hong Kong. I returned to Australia in 1985 and became one its citizens in 1988.

That same year I started my own practice in Adelaide: 'Paik Associates'. In 1994, I arrived in Italy with my wife, a child of emigrants from southern Italy, and our two sons. I circulate between Rome and Bevagna where we live, and Chiusi where I've been designing gardens at the grand nurseries of the great naturalist, Enzo Margheriti. After dabbling professionally in graphic design for a few years, I learnt to do my own formatting and layout, writing in HTML. So this craft now goes to upkeeping this site, editing the online journal, 'Our Architecture' and maintaining the literature studies site, 'Fine Minds'.

Here, as well as presenting some designs that I have done, I publish my writings and collect audiovisual material from the Internet. I write because I have a need to separate my two selves, in the natural dialectic within the mind as it struggles, to make sense of things.

I write poems as the words come one from the other pretending that one should put down important thoughts, without accepting that it is the other way around, as a good materialist like Terry Eagleton would agree, that the words are the thoughts. At the least, they are all out there and much more interesting than anything that the creative imagination could conjure.

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Mobile: +39 333 7673773
e.mail: taeho@paikassociates.com

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