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Life & Power Press Cultural Topography / Unsangdong Architects

  • 01:00 - 7 July, 2010
Life & Power Press Cultural Topography / Unsangdong Architects
Life & Power Press Cultural Topography / Unsangdong Architects, © Namgoong Sun
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyoha-eup, Paju, Gyeonggi, Corea del Sur
  • Architects

    Unsangdong Architects
  • Design Team

    Jang Yoon-Gyu, Shin Chang-Hoon
  • Building area

    352.5m2
  • Gross floor area

    995.77m2
  • Area

    727.2 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

From the architect. We know that we exist not as an individual, but as a unity of many, or even numerous individuals connected to each other. Creating an Publisher's space is not just setting up the exhibition and office space and putting books in it, but drawing a map that covers all the works in the venue. It depends on the map how the viewer will appreciate the space and books. Through the , I have sought to insert 'the vessel of new topography' into homogeneous space. 'The vessel of new topography.' an intervention of a new imagination into the space, works as imaginary texts like those of Jorge Luis Borges. We will make-the "Contour Topography" a space for the' new experience. The Contour space will reflect the real topography by applying the abstract image of it to the floor.

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The theatrical "Topography" works as canvas for the life, but changes through various new media include book. The multi-purpose topography is an interactive map of office, club, show, seminar, lecture, performance, etc.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Life & Power Press Cultural Topography / Unsangdong Architects" 07 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/67480/life-power-press-cultural-topography-unsangdong-architects/>
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14 Comments

andrew gierke · October 07, 2010

"Beautiful building -> Cultural Topography / Unsangdong Architects | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/4ysrcs )

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Tian Wu · July 08, 2010
Genie · July 07, 2010

Beautiful. RT @DESIGNSTUDIO26: on design, for the wood lovers... in & out, and all about; Korea : http://fb.me/D0EmSb7B

DS26 · July 07, 2010

on design, for the wood lovers... in & out, and all about; Korea : http://fb.me/D0EmSb7B

Alan Su · July 07, 2010

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Mina Oh · July 07, 2010
JD Carling · July 07, 2010

This building's description could have simply been, "Amazing book publisher headquarters that people will love to work in and visit for events."

Some akward details, but it is worth it when this is the result.

Nice work. Made my day.

amian · July 07, 2010 11:17 PM

I agree with your restatement of the thesis--too often architects should not be allowed to write about their work.

It is a lovely building. Pictures of the space inhabited would be a great addition.

Yorik · July 07, 2010

What is cool is that the elevations and sections (or outside/inside) are extremely coherent... Excellent game of solid/empty IMHO

Glauco Tonon · July 07, 2010

boa arquitetura na Korea http://bit.ly/cS5IV4 #arquitetura

ambir · July 07, 2010

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Architecture+Molding · July 07, 2010

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Alan · July 07, 2010

I really like the appearance and form of the building, but found the written description to be very difficult to decipher, which makes understanding the building much more difficult

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