Posts Tagged ‘Seoul’
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Article source: MasilWIDE
In Yeoksam-dong 618-2, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, there is a two story building covered with layers of horizontal mirror strips and vertical red transparency strips. Overlapping transparency and reflection, these layered strips of different materials create a strong visual illusion. Walking along the narrow stair passage between the layers, the visitors may feel dizzy not only because of the optical repetition but because of the trembling of the strips. The stair passage links the ground level to the roof deck changing the ordinary views of typical commercial blocks in Seoul to a phenomenal experience.
Image Courtesy © kyung Roh
- Architects: MasilWIDE
- Project: Red Mirror Strips
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: kyung Roh
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Article source: URBANTAINER Co.,LTD.
Located in Hongdae, DAS107 is an iconic store that—in collaboration with street culture specialist Kasina—represents adidas’ top-of-the-line products such as adidas Consortium limited items and other selected pieces. With its roots in Busan, Kasina began as selector and importer of street culture brands. For this collaboration project with adidas, the two brands’ objective is to select Korea’s most premium products and create a community space for sneaker nerds to experience the deep histories and designs.
Image Courtesy © Young Kim_Indiphos
- Architects: URBANTAINER Co.,LTD.
- Project: Adidas Concept Store ‘DAS 107 by kasina’
- Location: 74, Wawoosan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Young Kim_Indiphos
- Client: adidas Korea
- Creative Director: Younjin Jeong, Jinyoung Yoon
- Space Design Team:Hyunwoo Sa
- Brand Design Team: Minjeong Choi
- Area: 114.23m²
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Article source: L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.
Nonhyun Matryoshka is located in a residential area of four to five-story buildings, situated deep within Gangnam’s main street. Existing housing developments usually require closed boundaries to prevent an invasion of privacy. However, new neighbourhood living facilities desire demarcation in order to populate each domain with its own distinctive feaqtures, as these spaces are made up of many diverse programmes. As such, it has been planned to mark this duality.
Image Courtesy © L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Article source: Daniel Valle Architects
The project focuses on three main strategies to address the school’s requirements:
1. Maximize space. The space was not properly used since the corridor that connects the main door with the other floors was only used sporadically.
2. Equal size. The two classrooms were very different in form and size due to the plan’s layout. The target was to propose a new configuration that gives equal spaces for both.
3. Sharing activities. The new school’s philosophy has to do with sharing spaces to study and providing diverse number of possibilities to educators to perform new pedagogical practices. The two rooms in the existing condition were duplicating spaces for playing, studying, meeting, sharing, etc.
Image Courtesy © Lee Namsun
- Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
- Project: DSSI Elementary School Renovation
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: Lee Namsun
- Credits: Daniel Valle, Jiwon Hur, Sunmin Lee, Irene R Vara, Iago Blanco
- Size: 150 m2
- Year: 2016
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Article source: URBANTAINER
Common Ground is the result of an experiment of revitalising unused land in the middle of the city. By applying prefab methods, e.g. producing modules in a factory, transporting them to the construction site and assembling them on-site, it was possible to reduce the construction time of the 5300 m2 building to five months.
In order to maximise the usage efficiency of the elongated rectangular shaped land, the architectural form is based on a center square connecting two buildings.
Image Courtesy © URBANTAINER
- Architects: URBANTAINER
- Project: Common Ground
- Location: 17-1, Gwangjin-gu, Jayang-dong, Seoul and the 5 lands
- Construction: Kolon Environmental Service Co., Ltd.
- Structure Engineer: PAN Structural Engineering Inc.
- Client: Kolon Industries
- Structure Steel Frame Structure
- Modular Construction: Yoochang
- Landscape design:LIVESCAPE / Seungjong Yoo
- Building Scope: 4F / B1F
- Floor Area Ratio: 98.59%
- Building To Land Ratio: 40.8%
- Gross Floor Area: 5,060 sqm
- Building Area: 2,094 sqm
- Site Area: 5,132 sqm
- Completion Date: 2015.04.10
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Article source: mOrphosis architects
The Kolon Group, based in Seoul, is a diverse corporation whose activities range from textiles, chemicals, and sustainable technologies, to original clothing lines in the athletic and ready-to-wear fashion markets. Between the group’s 38 divisions, Kolon covers research, primary material manufacture, and product construction – a unique configuration that enables the company to capitalize on its own resources and advances, and to forge innovative collaborations between divisions. Supporting this collaborative model was a primary goal behind the design of Kolon’s new Corporate Headquarters and Research Facilities. Bringing researchers, leadership, and designers together in one location, the building combines flexible laboratory facilities with executive offices and active social spaces that encourage greater interaction and exchange across the company.
Image Courtesy © Morphosis Architects
- Architects: mOrphosis architects
- Project: Kolon Future Research Park
- Location: Magok Industrial Park, Seoul, Korea
- Client: Kolon Industries, Inc.
- Visualization: Jasmine Park, Sam Tannenbaum
- Design Director: Thom Mayne
- Project Principal: Eui-Sung Yi
- Project Manager: Sung-Bum Lim
- Project Architects: Ji-Young Jon, Sung-Soo Lim, Zach Pauls, Aaron Ragan
- Project Designers: Daniel Pruske, Natalia Traverso-Caruana
- Project Team: Ilaria Campi, Yoon Her, Meari Kim, Sarah Kott, Michelle Lee, Jung Jae Park, Go-Woon Seo, Pablo Zunzunegui
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Article source: HyunjoonYoo Architect
A Tail of The Hill
The building has such unique program and location. This facility is served as a place where the park janitors rest, wash and store cleaning tools at the same time. Boramae Park has small and large hills within the park. The site is located at the endpoint of one of those hills. The fan shaped area, which is about two-thirds of the site, is in contact with the road and the rest one-third touches the end of the hill. In fact, the site is in-between the last tail of the hill and the road. With the site given, the park required a shelter for the janitors and the storage for the equipment.
Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park
- Architects: HyunjoonYoo Architect (Taewon Choi)
- Project: Rock & Branch: Janitor’s Shelter for Boramae Park
- Location: 395, Shindaebang-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: Youngchae Park
- Lead Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo, Jinsung Heo
- Design Team: Jaehong Kim, Daeun Seo
- Client: Dongbu Park & Landscape Management Office
- Structural Engineer: Seum
- Construction: Pureun jongwon construction
- Mechanical engineer: Min Sung engineering
- Electrical engineer: Hyeob-In
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 465.90 m2
- Completion Year: 2016
Friday, January 20th, 2017
Article source: 9cm
This project located next to Hong-ik University, in Seogyo-dong Seoul, has the art department of reputation. So young artists have settled their small studios in old houses along with the university streets, and influenced arts, design, architecture, literature, and more. Then this town became a huge space for cultural exchange of young people and this activity changed old buildings into a brand new or unique remodeled buildings to fit artists’ lifestyle.
Image Courtesy © Yousub Song
- Architects: 9cm
- Project: Full Metal Jacket – Old House Renovation
- Location: Seogyo-DONG, Mapo-GU, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Yousub Song
- Architect and construction manager: 9cm
- Construction: 9cm
- Team: Ahn Chulmin, Koo Junghwan, Lee Sangyoon, Namgoong Yong
- Architecture area: 221.63 m2
Friday, January 20th, 2017
Article source: Moon Hoon
It reflects the client’s personality in a frank manner. Considering that the client, who had dreamt all kinds of mysterious dreams only to overcome them while living in a house built on a rock of mystical forces at a high area of Gangbuk, Seoul, purchased the plot of a fortuneteller and a shaman beside a tall wall in Gangnam, this is a world that must be full of many unexplainable things. In contemporary terms, this building would be considered a mixed-use narrow house, combining a basement studio for the client’s son, a photographer, a reception area, as well as a residence for mother and son that has been equipped with a compact elevator to account for the weakened joints of the elderly.
Image Courtesy © Namgoong Sun
- Architects: Moon Hoon (MOONBALSSO)
- Project: Dogok Maximum
- Location: 959-57, Dogok-dong, gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Namgoong Sun
- Client: Jeon gyeong deuk
- Design team: Kim jaekwan, Kim sookhee, Kim haeree, Shin Jinseok , Jade Narrido, Jason Houliston
- Structure: RC
- Exterior finishing: Exposed concrete
- Building to land ratio: 59.94%
- Floor area ratio: 193.27%
- Building scope: 4F
- Parking: 1
- Height: 15.8m
- Site area: 68m²
- Building area: 40.76m²
- Gross floor area: 183.97m²
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Article source: L’eau Design
Easter Island has almost been erased from history as it has no clear documentation of its past. Mysterious Moai statues are the only evidence of civilization. I gained a similar impression of Samjeon-dong, Seoul. Modern Moai at Samjeon-dong began with the consideration of a symbiotic structure for a city, including housing created by stacking commercial facilities and residential units on the everyday cultural ground.
Image Courtesy © Kim Yongkwan
- Architects: L’eau Design (Kim Dong-jin (Hongik University))
- Project: Moai Building
- Location: 56-16, Samjeon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photography: Kim Yongkwan
- Design: Lee Sanghak , Ju Ikhyeon, Jung Donghui, Yoon Jihye, Kwon Jungyeol, Kim Minji
- Structure: RC
- Finishing: Luxteel, Brick, Tile
- Construction: BUMJIN
- Structure Engineer: SDM Structural Engineering
- Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: HANA Consulting Engineers Co.,LTD.
- Construction supervision: L’EAU design Co., Ltd.
- Client: Bae Geumryeol (UNO design)
- Building scope: 5F, B2
- Site area: 281.60m2
- Building area: 164.5m2
- Gross floor area: 557.0m2
- Design Period: 2013.06 ~ 2013.12
- Construction Period: 2014.03 ~ 2015.02