Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
KYOMUNSA OFFICE in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects
January 27th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Daniel Valle Architects
Kyomunsa Publisher’s new headquarters in Paju Book City is a hybrid building that combines book’s storage with working spaces. The project takes the opportunity to propose a common container capable to absorb both programs. Consequently, the building is thought as a sequence of correlative sections constructed along an eighty meter long structure. The first section is a rectangular, one floor, six by eleven meters shape -“ideal” for storing books- and its last one in a three floor, pitched roof, fifteen by seven meters shape –a section that resembles to a living or working typology. The sequence of sections along the project is smoothly morphing between the first and last one.
The second step is to place the new structure on site. As the site has a forty five meter squared shape –half the size of the building’s length- the structure had to twist itself in order to fit transforming itself from a rectangular to a “V” shape. This operation allows the possibility to relate exterior and interior spaces as the roof of the storage sections meets the same level as the floor of the sections containing the office program.
Daniel Valle, born in 1973, attended the school of architecture in Madrid and graduated with honors in 1999. Daniel further joined the Mastersdegree program at the Berlage Institute in The Netherlands.
After graduating he has worked for Foreign Office Architects in London, Nomad Architects (Eduardo Arroyo) in Madrid and Euroestudios Engineers in Abu Dhabi. Daniel established Daniel Valle Architects in Madrid back in 2008 and later in 2013 in Seoul. He has been a guest professor at The Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, UEM (Universidad Europea de Madrid), Korean National University of Arts and Seoul City University in Seoul. He is currently teaching at CAU University in Seoul and the representative in South Korea of COAM (Madrid architect’s association).
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Daniel Valle Architects is a Madrid based group of architects and urban planners operating in the fields of architecture, interior, communication and urban design with a branch office in Seoul allowing an international practice between Asia and Europe.
Daniel Valle Architects was founded in Madrid in 2003 by architect Daniel Valle.
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