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AMORE Sulwhasoo Flagship Store in Seoul, Korea by neri&hu design and research office

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Article source: neri&hu design and research office

The literal and mythological meaning of the lantern is highly significant throughout Asian history—it leads you through the dark, showing you the way and indicating the beginning and end of a journey. Neri&Hu’s radical transformation of an existing five storey building in Seoul, South Korea, into a grand flagship store for leading Asian skincare brand Sulwhasoo is inspired by these notions of the lantern. The building was designed by Korean architect IROJE and built in 2003. Celebrating the roots of the brand, Neri&Hu wanted to develop a concept with strong connections to Asian culture and traditions, ultimately allowing customers to discover the wealth of Asian wisdom that underpins the Sulwhasoo ethos.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: neri&hu design and research office
  • Project: AMORE Sulwhasoo Flagship Store
  • Location: 650, Sinsadong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Gross area for renovation: 1949 sqm
  • Design Period: November 2014 – March 2016

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PAVILION OF KOREA in Seoul by La Biennale di Venezia

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Article source: La Biennale di Venezia 

The Korean Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will present The FAR Game: Constraints Sparking Creativity. FAR (Floor Area Ratio) refers to the ratio of a building’s total floor area to the size of the piece of land upon which it is built. The FAR Game, curated by Sung Hong Kim and presented by Arts Council Korea, will explore the challenges and achievements of contemporary Korean architecture, under these regulatory constraints, and will illustrate the struggle of architects in Seoul who strive to improve the residents’ quality of life by utilising space effectively.

Image Courtesy © La Biennale di Venezia

Image Courtesy © La Biennale di Venezia

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One House_House for Family of Four in Pangyo, Korea by Chang Kyu Lee (GEBDESIGN)

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Article source: Chang Kyu Lee

A house is a place of habitation—a dwelling and shelter. A house is also a home—a place of identity. Just as an individual’s identity is personal (private) and social (public), the home is also a shelter separated from the world (inward) and a place of center from which to explore the world (outward).

Image Courtesy © GEBDESIGN

Image Courtesy © GEBDESIGN

 

  • Architect: Chang Kyu Lee
  • Project: One House_House for Family of Four
  • Location: Pangyo, Korea
  • Software used: Rhino and Cad with Revit

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Songdo House in Busan, Korea by Architect-K

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: Architect-K 

Busan City suddenly had swollen by the influx of refugees during Korea War. The refugees had built irregular shape’s homes according to the topography of mountains in Busan City in a short time. Numerous alleys has stemmed from the relations of the houses. Now, 65 years after Korea war, the irregular houses’s urban fabric becomes a unique feature of Busan City. The view suddenly appearing through alleys and houses forms a distinguish urban landscape from other cities.

Image Courtesy © Yoon Joonhwan

Image Courtesy © Yoon Joonhwan

  • Architects: Architect-K
  • Project: Songdo House
  • Location: 143-1, Song-do Haebeun-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, Korea 
  • Photography: Yoon Joonhwan
  • Design Team: Miseon Lee, Kyungsoon Park, Chagsun Yu
  • Site Area: 1,111.53 m2
  • Building Area: 454.02 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 1,644.72 m2
  • Building Scope: B2/2F
  • Height: 15.5 m
  • Building to Land Ratio: 40.85%
  • Floor Area Ratio: 61.72% (more…)

Flower + Kindergarten in Seoul, Korea by Jungmin Nam architects

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Article source: Jungmin Nam architects

“Flower+ Kindergarten” is a project, located in Seoul, the capital city of Korea. In Seoul, there are demanding needs for education facilities with better environment, since the most of the kindergartens in the city have been built with the high density of poor architectural design by reflecting economic values, regulations and small lot sizes in the highly dense city.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: Jungmin Nam architects
  • Project: Flower + Kindergarten 
  • Location: 731, Umyeon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea  
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin
  • Client: Yewon Kindergarten
  • Project Team Members: Byungsoo Kim, Jungsoo Seo, Keunbo Yang, Woongjin Byun, Soohyun Kim, Sung-joon Chae
  • Site Area: 608.00 m2
  • Building Area: 303.44 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 2,165.36 m2
  • Building Scope: 4F, 2B
  • Height: 18.5 m
  • Construction Period: Oct 2013 ~ Jan 2015

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Urban Skyfarm in Seoul, Korea by Aprilli

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Aprilli

The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal for a site located in downtown Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is a heavily populated dense urban area within the central business district. Inspired by the ecological system of giant trees, the Urban Skyfarm is a prototype vertical farm project which would mainly support local food production and distribution while at the same time contribute to improving the environmental quality through water, air filtration and renewable energy production.

Image Courtesy © Aprilli

Image Courtesy © Aprilli

  • Architects: Aprilli
  • Project: Urban Skyfarm
  • Location: Seoul, Korea
  • Project Height: Sky farm (160m), Hydroponic Farm (45m)
  • Total Area: 157,800 m2 (Sky farm 144,450 m2, Hydroponic Farm 13,350 m2)
  • Program: Hydroponic Farm, Botanic Garden, Viewing Deck, Cafeteria, Farmers Market, Water Filtration Facility, Renewable Energy Production Facility
  • Material: Light weight steel structure with open joint aluminum cladding.
  • Farming System: Medium based Hydroponic System, Solution based Hydroponic System

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Cafe Vegegarden in Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea by ArchiWorkshop

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Article source: ArchiWorkshop

“The brightest space can be experienced during the day, though, becomes the darkest at night”.

In the commercial space, a place was thought, where artificial light does not exist and people can sense the natural time. It is a small outer space, yet gives a great influence and impact to the rest of the inner space. We, as an architect, pursue to offer space and environment, which becomes an art work itself.

Image Courtesy © June-Young Lim

Image Courtesy © June-Young Lim

  • Architects: ArchiWorkshop
  • Project: Cafe Vegegarden
  • Location: 140-1, Pung-am dong, West, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea
  • Project architects: Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park
  • Client: Vegegarden
  • Construction: Vegegarden
  • Program: Coffee brunch cafe
  • Building area: 270m2
  • Exterior finishing: FunderMax compact wood panels
  • Photography: June-Young Lim
  • Year of completion: 01. Oct. 2014

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White Boat in Seoul, Korea by IROJE KHM Architects

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: IROJE KHM Architects

In the night, this moving machine looks like huge, urban installation of pop art which shows interesting car parade of moving and flying…….

It is stand out at the prow of a shiplike tower clad in painted aluminum, a polycarbonate window reveals cars ascending and descending on steel lifts.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone

Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone

  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Project: White Boat
  • Location: Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 
  • Photography: Sergio Pirrone
  • Design team : SeungHee Song,  JiYeon Kim
  • U S ECar-park Building
  • Site area: 1833.70
  • Bldg. area: 56.49
  • Gross floor area : 464.32
  • Structure : Steel-frame structure
  • Exterior finishing : Colored aluminum sheet, Polycarbonate glass, Exposed concrete
  • Interior finishing : Exposed plywood

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Spacumer in Seoul, Korea by L’EAU Design

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: L’EAU Design

Hongdae brand, which was originated from railroad that was used as a parking lot in 1990’s, has now became a place with many different cultures as the street with various programs begin to expend in 21st century. Since then, places such as Sangsu-dong, Hapjeong-dong and Yeonnam-dong begun to act as a brand, and ‘Hongdae’ became something more than an ordinary place and created new alley culture. The concept of different programs of street continuously extending and creating a new place, which was expanded from the concept of various congregate in one-dimensional facade, indicates the possibility of urban vitalization using urban culture and it is already proven by Ssamzigil of Insa-dong.

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

  • Architects: L’EAU design Co., Ltd., Kim Dong-jin (Hongik University)
  • Project: Spacumer
  • Location: 93-103, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Park Wan-soon
  • Design team: Park Hyein, Jeong Donghwi, Yoon Jihye
  • Publishing company: MasilWIDE Architecture
  • Use: Neighborhood Facilities
  • Site Area: 483.00§³
  • Building area: 253.58§³
  • Gross floor Area: 1115.75§³
  • Structure: RC
  • Building scope: B1F, 5F
  • Finishing: exposed concrete, granite stone, U-glass
  • Design period: 2012. 10 ~ 2013. 05
  • Construction period: 2013. 06 ~ 2014. 05

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Cosmos Intime in Gwangju, Korea by L’EAU Design

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Article source: L’EAU Design

Our ancestors house, which was built on flattened ground and had shape of ¤± or ¤§, was like a small confidential space for one¡¯s family that was based on Confucian philosophy such as geomancy and ethical relationship between husband and wife. Modern city, on the other hand, is reclaiming land from the sea, destroying the nature that had been preserved for centuries and mechanically producing artificial grounds in order to expend a fertile land for human life.

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

  • Architects: L’EAU design Co., Ltd., Kim Dong-jin (Hongik University)
  • Project: Cosmos Intime
  • Location: 1223, Jangdeok-dong, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Korea  
  • Photography: Park Wan-soon
  • Design team: Park Haein, Park Jongbeom, Lee Sanghak, Joo Ikhyeon, Jeong Donghwi, Yoon Jihye
  • Publishing company: MasilWIDE Architecture
  • Site Area: 461.10§³
  • Building area: 178.13§³
  • Gross floor Area: 266.02§³
  • Structure: RC
  • Building scope: F2
  • Finishing: white stain on exposed concrete, Red Cedar, granite stone burner flaring
  • Design period: 2013. 12 ~ 2014. 04
  • Construction period: 2014. 05 ~ 2014. 12
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