Posts Tagged ‘Korea’
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Article source: Yong Ju Lee
Since it is the first branch of SM Town and a flagship store, a future-oriented image was depicted on the facade. It is the first case where the patterns of the Celebrity Shop “SUM” are applied for the first time. A unique idea that can help raise awareness of the brand was needed. As such, many thoughts were given to the details and design, including the size of the pattern, the space in between, selection of material and the location of the artists’ names of SM on the facade.
Image Courtesy © Lee Namsun
- Architects: Yong Ju Lee, Steven Chang, Kyungsun Lee
- Project: SM Town
- Location: 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Lee Namsun
- Software used: Rhinoceros
- Client: S.M. Entertainment
- Project team: Jaewoo Lee, Ilhyun Hwang, Kijun Hahn
- Exterior finish: Tempered Glass(Black, 10mm), Acrylic(White, 3mm), Acrylic(Mirror, 3mm), Black Hairline decorative stainless steel
- Bldg. area: 2,583sqm
- Gross floor area: 7,974sqm
- Bldg. scale: B1, 6F
- Max. height: 39m (Facade design application 17.4m)
- Project year: 2015
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Article source: stpmj Architecture P.C.
Shear House, a single family house in Korea, seeks how a simple treatment in pitched roof typology improves environmental qualities and influences to program organization. The volume of gable on the West end changes its placement along with body of house. It projects out toward South at the East end, while maintaining its triangular shape. The sheared volume is continuously pulled out towards South responding to sun orientation. It creates a deep eave in South and a terrace in North. The eave blocks direct sunlight in summer and allow natural lighting in winter. Openings at terrace in second level increase natural ventilation throughout the whole house. In addition double skin-facade controls heat and humidity thus the house reduces 20% of heat gain and loss in summer and winter.
Image Courtesy © Song Yousub
- Architects: stpmj Architecture P.C.
- Project: Shear House
- Location: Kyung Buk, Yecheon, Korea
- Photography: Song Yousub
- Construction: ON Group + stpmj
- Structural Engineering: Duhang Engineering
- Dimension: Area: 25’x45’x20’ – 1200 sf
- Completed Year: 2016 / Apr.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Article source: IROJE KHM Architects
Topographic architecture – Irregular form of site, steep sloped topography
This site is located in the heart of Seoul, near urban mountain “Bukhansan” mountain.
The shape of site which is irregular polyhedron has been the shape of this house to maximize the land use.
We added the topographic architecture on the existing topography of site which is steep sloped to harmonize with natural condition of site.
Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone
- Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
- Project: Hwa Hun
- Location: Pyeongchang-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Sergio Pirrone
- Design team: KyungJin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, SuKyung-Jang, JiYeon-Kim
- Structure: Concrete rahmen
- Exterior finishing: Aluminum sheet, Exposed concrete
- Interior finishing: Lacquer, Exposed concrete
- Site area: 353.92 m2
- Bldg. area: 167.88 m2
- Gross floor area: 441.69 m2
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Article source: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
The Community Center in Aphae-do, Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do is located on a special site, and has a special programme. First of all, it was my first building project to be built on an island. Second, the main programme of the building was the public bath and restaurant for the elders in the village. The elders, who make up most of the population in the fishing village, do not have a decent bathing facility in their home.
Image Courtesy © Park Young-Chae
- Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
- Project: The Void
- Location: Shinan-gun, jeonllanam-do, Korea
- Photography: Park Young-Chae
- Software used: Sketchup, Autocad
- Client: Shinan-gun office
- Design Team: Heo Jinsung, Son Insil, Park Jungkyu, Kwon Jinhee, Ham Seungho
- Exterior finishing: Dryvit finish, Exposed concrete,
- Structural engineer: Dawoo
- Construction: Joongsan construction company
- Mechanical engineer: Min Sung engineering
- Electrical engineer: Hyeob-In
- Site area: 5,554m2
- Building area: 604.07m2
- Gross floor area: 1436.47m2
- Design period: Oct. 2013 – Nov. 2014
- Construction period: Dec. 2014 – Mar. 2016
Friday, July 15th, 2016
Article source: D-Werker Architects
Mapo_ New development and a hybrid urban landscape
Mapo is a district undergoing considerable transformation in Seoul through a recent redevelopment craze. Large enterprises, hotels and apartment complexes unable to bear the cost of rent in existing urban centers are entering Mapo’s competitive market. Therefore, the image of Mapo is changing with the development of large apartments complexes behind a single layer of high-rise buildings positioned along the edge of the main streets. In contrast, a part of Mapo district remains undeveloped and intact as it was built from the 1960’s with small scale buildings.
Image Courtesy © Inwoo Yeo
- Architects: D-Werker Architects (Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon)
- Project: Carver Global
- Location: 500-9, Daeheung-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Inwoo Yeo
- Client: Sang Rok Lee
- Construction: Gaudikorea Co.
- Structure: Ferroconcrete
- Finishing Materials: Pine Board Exposed Concrete, Exposed Concrete, Metal Fabric
- Surface Area: 2,710.4 ft2
- Total Area: 1,743.27 sqm
- Year: 2016
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Article source: URBAN PROJECT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN STUDIO
This project considers the Gaon Lake Park in which the building is located as a significant contextual reference. The large park is sitting in the middle of a huge neighborhood with apartment complexes, two hours from Seoul metropolitan area. This unique type of construction is typical of Korean urban development—building and selling thousands of housing units at one time. Although this type of development contains potential negative side effects for the future, the landscape is more positively designed than the apartment complexes in preserving the natural wetland which is left as the original entity in the park.
Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin
- Architects: URBAN PROJECT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN STUDIO
- Project: Heterojunctional Pavilion
- Location: Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
- Photography: Kyungsub Shin
- Product for Exterior Finish: Rheinzink
- Size: 450m²
- Year of Completion: 2012
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Article source: Betwin Space Design
CJ azit is a theatre for rising artists to support their creative works and communication with audience. It’s studio type of atelier for diverse genres to perform (music, play, musical and etc.). Since the first opening date of 2009, it has been playing role as an art incubator. They have an incubating program named ‘Creative Minds’ at this renovated azit daehak-ro. It gives full support from artist training to contents development and production.
Image Courtesy © Yong-joon Choi
- Architects: Betwin Space Design
- Project: CJ azit
- Location: (Daehak-ro) B1-B2F, 1-92, Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: Yong-joon Choi
- Client: CJ Culture Foundation
- Design Director: Hwanwoo Oh, Jung-gon Kim
- Design Team: Jae-yeol Lee, Jeong-ye Park, Jung-bin Sung, Min-woo Nam
- Construction Manager: Cheon-ho Shim
- Stage Designer: Dong-woo Park
- Area: 388.68 m2
- Completion Date: April 2016
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
- 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
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
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
- Architect: Chang Kyu Lee
- Project: One House_House for Family of Four
- Location: Pangyo, Korea
- Software used: Rhino and Cad with Revit