Ye Olde Chosun ran a story on architect Paik Joon, who designed the tres cool Spaceport America in New Mexico, the world’s first commercial space port.

The very futuristic building is apparently owned by the State of New Mexico, but the anchor tenant is Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. It’s a pretty impressive place—thanks to its use of earth tubes, it can maintain an internal temperature of 17 degrees even without air conditioning, despite its location in the middle of the desert.

Paik—whom left for the States when he was 15—has been active mostly in the UK, where he’s worked for Foster + Partners for 12 years.