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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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KYOMUNSA OFFICE in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

Kyomunsa Publisher’s new headquarters in Paju Book City is a hybrid building that combines book’s storage with working spaces. The project takes the opportunity to propose a common container capable to absorb both programs. Consequently, the building is thought as a sequence of correlative sections constructed along an eighty meter long structure. The first section is a rectangular, one floor, six by eleven meters shape -“ideal” for storing books- and its last one in a three floor, pitched roof, fifteen by seven meters shape –a section that resembles to a living or working typology. The sequence of sections along the project is smoothly morphing between the first and last one.

Image Courtesy © JongOh Kim

Image Courtesy © JongOh Kim

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: KYOMUNSA OFFICE
  • Location: Paju Book City Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: JongOh Kim
  • Collaborators: Minah lee
  • Client: Kyomunsa publishers
  • Area: 1,497 sqm
  • Status: Built
  • Estimation cost: 1,400,000,000 krw

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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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