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House Embracing Sky in Seoul, Korea by ArchiWorkshop

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Article source: ArchiWorkshop 

“House Embracing Sky” is the second residential project by Archiworkshop in MangWoo district in Seoul.

It was built on a site, which has land area of 108.9. The border of the site was invading to and by its neighbors’ building, and the road for construction was not completely secured. Allowing building coverage ratio of the site 50%, there was only 56m2 to build. We had a thorough consideration on various issues, such as maximizing building coverage ratio, minimizing any problem with neighbors and their lands, rational application of architectural slant line restriction for daylight, etc. Due to building code, inclined facade was formed. The inclined facade has issues of getting polluted due to dust storm and air pollution. At the beginning, we tried to hide this slope but then we switch our thought and developed to an idea ‘what if this can be well appeared in different way?’. The inclined facade turned into a mirror Facade, which embraces sky and capture a change of the scenery while the mirror mass is unrecognizable and disappears. The rough surface of black brick facade and smooth mirror facade gives a great contrast. The shaded portion of the black mirror captures the sky and such reflection can been seen by publics on the ground floor. The mass with one side slash might have been the biggest concern at the beginning, but it became the signature of the building.

Image Courtesy © June Young Lim

  • Architects: ArchiWorkshop
  • Project: House Embracing Sky
  • Location: Mang-Woo-Dong, Joong-Rang-District, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: June Young Lim
  • Lead Architects: Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park
  • Other participants  Structure engineer: G & H Design Workshop
  • MEP: Jingyung Engineering
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 172m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Sangdo Camouflage in Seoul, Republic of Korea by L’eau Design

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Article source: L’eau Design

Camouflage is a word which describes the action of particular creatures that disguise their color or form according to their circumstances for survival.

Some years ago, New York fell into love with vintage style hotels which are created by converting an old factory in an abandoned industrial district thus vividly represent the history of the 20th century industrial era. Those hotels are providing not only beautiful interior spaces demonstrating the passage of time but also new energy and vigor for local communities through innovative intervention on the desolate industrial area.

Image Courtesy © Shin and Kyungsub

  • Architects: L’eau Design
  • Project: Sangdo Camouflage
  • Location: 120, Sangdo-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Photography: Shin and Kyungsub
  • Site area: 714.00§³
  • Building area: 321.49§³
  • Total Floor area: 2,975.58§³
  • Floors: B2, 10F
  • Construction: RC
  • Construction Year : 2017

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Disamobili headquarters and exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea by MasilWIDE

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Article source: MasilWIDE

Disamobili, company that imports and sells luxury brands’ goods such as Poliform and Ligne roset, etc, is the furniture company that has long maintained the top spot.

It is the first time that they has built the headquarter building that is also used for exhibition space after they have established themselves on the furniture street in Nonhyun-dong.

Image Courtesy © Lee Namsun

  • Architects: MasilWIDE
  • Project: Disamobili headquarters and exhibition hall
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Lee Namsun, Lovehouse

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The Gatehouse Seoul, South Korea by Prime Architecture

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Article source: Prime Architecture

The Gatehouse 

We have completed a ‘water well’ inspired building near Seoul, which is home to a family run Shabu-Shabu restaurant.

The form of the building was taken from a disused natural water well which was revealed on site.

The water well was further incorporated into the functionality, where it is used to provide water throughout the building, as well as irrigation for the restaurants micro-farm on site.

Image Courtesy © Byungchul Jeon

  • Architects: Prime Architecture
  • Project: The Gatehouse
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Byungchul Jeon 
  • Software used:  Autocad, Rhino, 3D modelling
  • Engineer: Dongyang Consulting Engineers

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Namdeamun Office Building in Seoul, South Korea by Mecanoo architecten

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten 

Located next to the ancient southern gate to the city of Seoul, the Namdeamun Market is the oldest and largest market in South Korea. Since its beginnings as a government managed marketplace in 1414, it has become an important 24-hour destination for trade and a popular tourist attraction.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: Namdeamun Office Building
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin
  • Client: Heungkuk Life Insurance Co., Ltd., Seoul, South Korea
  • Facade consultant: Excfirm, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design: 2014-2015
  • Realisation: 2015-2017

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Liberty Lounge in Seoul, Korea by Simplex Architecture

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Simplex Architecture

The site is located in an alley, a few blocks away from Dosandae-ro – a busy boulevard in Seoul’s Gangnam district. The area used to be a low-rise residential district in the past, but now rapidly transforming into a commercial district full of shops and restaurants. The existing building had a simple rectangular structure with a courtyard in the middle, using concrete blocks and blackened steel as a major finish material. The main interest in designing the building was to keep the existing materiality, yet to make enough alteration to accommodate the new program. The concrete block wall on the north was maintained in order to preserve the original materiality of the building, and the blackened steel was mainly used for the newly built walls.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: Simplex Architecture
  • Project: Liberty Lounge
  • Location: 653-4, Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin and Young Kim
  • Software used: RhinoAutoCad
  • Design Principals: Greg Chung Whan Park and  Sanghun Song
  • Visualization/ 3D: VIZE
  • Space Branding & Design: KMGD
  • Landscape Architect: Studio 101
  • Structural Engineer: Tomi Structure

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Start-up Center & 50Plus Campus in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

MOBILITY MASTERPLAN

At the early twenty century Spanish urban planner Cerda believed that the steam tram would dominate the future of transportation in Barcelona and as such designed the “Ensanche”, an urban grid with a 45 degree angle block so that the tram could have enough clearance to turn.

Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects (Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Yejun Pee, Sojung Noh, Iago Blanco)
  • Project: Start-up Center & 50Plus Campus
  • Location: Chandong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Visualization: Fran Mateos
  • Façade consultant: VS-A
  • Size: 16300 m2
  • Year: 2017

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MANTA RAY in Seoul, South Korea by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

SCENERY AND DESIGN PLAN: A PERMEABLE LANDSCAPING LINKING 4 CORES

What does the Han River represent today, and what could be its future?

In this early 21st century, Yeouido Park is an experimental urban space dedicated to sustainable development. The Government wishes to make it a bridgehead for innovation, combining the best of low-tech and high-tech while promoting the rehabilitation of urban ecosystems and biodiversity.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: MANTA RAY
  • Location: Yeouido Han River Park between the Mapo Bridge and the Wonhyo Bridge, Seoul, South Korea
  • Host & Order Institution: Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • G.F.A. Spatial Planning: 25 600 m² = 9100 m² Ferry Terminal & Pier Deck + 8500 m² Yeoui Terrace + 8000 m² Cultural Complex
  • Status: Masterplan & Concept

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Unicity in Seoul, Korea by D-Werker Architects

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: D-Werker Architects

Unicity – Carver Korea Lab.: to obtain “Idetity” in urbanscape.

Unicity is the headquarters and research center of Carver Korea, a cosmetic business in South Korea. Carver Korea wants to make a splendid building design to show recent growth of the company.

Image Courtesy © Inwoo Yeo

  • Architects: D-Werker Architects (Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon)
  • Project: Unicity
  • Location: 459-1, 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
  • Levels: 1 Basement, 5 Fllors
  • Total Area: 1,961.91 sqm
  • Year: 2017

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Tetris Nursery in Seoul, South Korea by IROJE KHM Architects

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: IROJE KHM Architects 

Design concept of Tetris Nursery was to creat diverse events of learning experiences.

As for the programs of learning diverse experiences for kids, we tried to introduce various spatial events which are continued by strolling all around the places in this kindergarten.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone

  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Project: Tetris Nursery
  • Location: Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Sergio Pirrone
  • Team: JiYeon-Kim
  • Materials: Dry-vit, Colored glass, Wood flooring
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Site Area: 491.80M2
  • Building Area: 290.78M2
  • Total Floor Area: 461.49M2
  • Status: Completed 2015

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