The Bricks / Doojin Hwang Architects

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Architects: Doojin Hwang Architects
Design Team: Euijin Park
Location: ,
Contractor: Janghak Construction
Structure Engineer: Samjung EMC
Mechanical Engineer: Bowoo Technology Corporation
Electric Design: Shinhan Eletric Engineering
Civil Engineer: GeoTech Engineering & Consultants
Photographs: Youngchae Park, Doojin Hwang Architects

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The Bricks building was built on one of the rare vacant lots at Daehangno (the University District) in Dongsung-dong. DJHA intended to create a visually appealing design which would match the vibrant spirit of the busy commercial district.

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An elevator, directly accessible from the street, is installed at the main entrance, flanked by a gingko tree and a platanus tree. The exposed stairway ascends from the ground to the fifth floor creating a spiral line around the building. This unique concept becomes the symbolic design of the building. It also provides a variety of view for people inside and outside of the building according to their location.

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DJHA used simple bricks in contrast with the dynamic line of stairway. Glass is installed along the stairway as if to reveal the tender flesh of a tough-skinned fruit. In addition, by applying different methods in layering the brick and placing the fenestration, the facade emits translucent, semi-translucent, and at times opaque ambiences.

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The basement floor is planned as a theater, and is 8 meters high for stage setting and other installments. All floors are for lease, and it is possible to enjoy the vibrant scenery of Daehangno at the roof, where a garden is planned.

1st Floor Plan

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Cite: "The Bricks / Doojin Hwang Architects" 03 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=326603>

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      Theater for play on the basement floor. rest floors for rent…
      This building is located in Daehakro which is famous for small performance and play.

    • Thumb up Thumb down 0

      Theater for play on the basement floor. rest floors for rent…
      This building is located in Daehakro which is famous for small performance and play.

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