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Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea by Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners)

In the hills of the Gangnam district south of the city centre of Seoul is a residential area of 1500 households realized. The initiative for the housing complex of 180.000m2 was launched by the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) in April 2010. The objective of the KLHC was providing affordable public housing for low income families with the focus on providing a new public housing prototype in Korea.

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

  • Architects: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie
  • Project: Gangnam District – Apartment Blocks And Urban Masterplan
  • Location: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Kim Myoung Sik or LH Group
  • Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival , Rene Bos , Magdalena Szczypka , Andrea Sooyoun Kim , Mathew Winter , Daniël Grünberg , Rink Alberda , Rui Duarte , Patrick Koschuch , Miren Leon , Nam Dong Ho , Laura Mezquita Gonzalez , Sasha Hendry , Eun Song Park , Joost Baks , Remi Versteeg , Paulos Kinfu , Ron Garritsen , Lucas Kuncevicius , Ton Dekkers
  • Landscape Design: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie.
  • Sustainability Consultant: Transsolar, Stuttgart
  • Gross Surface: 180.000 m2
  • Volume: 498.000m3
  • Date of commission: 2010 April
  • Project Year: 2014 November
  • In Use: 2015 March

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SM Town in Seoul, Korea by Yong Ju Lee, Steven Chang, Kyungsun Lee

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

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

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Sillim-dong Share House in Seoul, South Korea by JYA-RCHITECTS

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: JYA-RCHITECTS

Sodam-Sodam is a share house.

The very first question we asked ourselves about this project was: “what is the most unique charm of a share house in today’s housing reality?”

The answer was simple: nicely designed and spacious spaces such as a kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom, all of which individuals may not be able to afford or dream of—at least in a crowded and expensive city like Seoul.

Image Courtesy © Hwang  Hyochel

Image Courtesy © Hwang Hyochel

  • Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
  • Project: Sillim-dong Share House
  • Location: Sillim-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Hwang  Hyochel
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Construction: Iewoo construction
  • Structure: RC(reinforced concrete)
  • Total floor area: 198.34 m2
  • Year: Jan.2015 – Jun. 2016

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Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea by MVRDV

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

MVRDV have designed Paradise City, a 9,800m2 entertainment plaza which sits within a larger tourist hub just 10 minutes from Incheon Airport in Seoul. Two buildings shape a retail complex and a nightclub within fluid, yet monolithic, forms. Each of the buildings takes its profile from its surrounding family, becoming a concrete casting of the facades that look onto them. The square, marked by a giant golden spot, becomes a beacon to those flying into the city. The project is being undertaken in partnership with Gansam Architects who also designed the wider masterplan of the complex. Construction is envisaged to begin in September 2016 and to be completed by 2018.

 AEREAL, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

AEREAL, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

 

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Paradise City
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea

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Hwa Hun in Seoul, Korea by IROJE KHM Architects

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

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

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Seoul Urban Womb in Daebang-dong, South Korea by Architects For Urbanity

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: Architects For Urbanity

Cityscape

The site is located at Daebang-dong, where U.S. army base ‘Camp Grey’ had been located for 55 years until the retrocession in 2007. Located adjacent to this site was Seoul Women Shelter which accommodated prostitutes, runaway dementia elders, and vagrants from 1962 to 1998. The shelter was converted to Seoul Women Plaza. This is a symbolic place where tragic division of the Korean peninsula, poverty and hardships of woman in the era is accumulated and conveys the agony of Korean modern history. The purpose of this project to turn this gloomy and ‘deathlike’ space into a place of resurrection, a site of nurturing space that will foster welfare of women and families.

Image Courtesy © Architects For Urbanity

Image Courtesy © Architects For Urbanity

  • Architects: Architects For Urbanity
  • Project: Seoul Urban Womb
  • Location: Daebang-dong Neighbourhood in Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Team: Irgen Salianji, Marina Kounavi, Karolina Szóstkiewicz, Stavria Psomiadi, Antony Laurijsen
  • Parking Spots: 120
  • Total Area: 20.500 m2
  • Status: Competition Proposal

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Carver Global in Seoul, Korea by D-Werker Architects

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

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

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CJ azit in Seoul, Korea by Betwin Space Design

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

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

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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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