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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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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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SEJONG-DAERO HISTORIC CULTURAL SPACE in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

The proposal for the Plaza ambitions to become a new type of public space in Seoul, one capable to absorb in one same place the memories and cultural heritage of the site, the exciting underground world of passages and connections and a creative and technological platform for learning and innovating.

To achieve this endeavor, we propose to keep thirteen standing columns of the former Japanese building as the only objects standing in the plaza. All other urban furniture are substituted by a soft curved rubber surface acting as seating areas for visitors who wish to sit and have a pause. The new surface of the Plaza acts as a platform to empower memories and nothing stands between the columns and citizens.

Memories can be recalled by direct visual connection with the former building’s columns and other cultural heritage around the site such as Deoksugung Palace’s wall. We propose a complementary digital layer of engagement with the site’s hidden meanings; a layer that allows citizens to receive digital information in the form of specifically designed APPs and augmented reality platforms that complement the visual perception of the site. The smart plaza will provide 5G WIFI connection for the better display of these services. The Plaza also wises to be a large mobile phone charge station. Electromagnetic fields embedded in the Plaza’s pavement create areas of wireless recharge for mobile devices.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: SEJONG-DAERO HISTORIC CULTURAL SPACE
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea 
  • Client: Seoul City Government
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Jiwon Hur, Andrea González de Vega, Iago Blanco
  • Size: Ground 1,088 m2, Underground 1,600 m2
  • Year: 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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Madrid Architecture Exhibition in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects 

Architectural exhibitions are by nature difficult to process by nonprofessionals. They are usually made to address debate within the architectural community and rarely open to the public discussion.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architect
  • Project: Madrid Architecture Exhibition
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: Seoul Design Institute
  • Size: 100m2

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German School Auditorium in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects 

The design proposal is composed of three main features that configure an overall vision for the Auditorium Room. This vision is built up around the idea of flexibility, creativity, safety, and comfort.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: German School Auditorium
  • Location: Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: German School Seoul
  • Area: 150m²

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