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Black Box / UTAA

  • Architects: UTAA
  • Location: Pangyo-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Kim Chang Gyun
  • Design Team: Choi Byung Yong, Jo Myeong Seon
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete + Light-weight wood frame
  • Area: 183.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jin Hyo-suk

© Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk

Yoon Space Design's Egg-Shaped Beach Pod Offers Shelter in Unexpected Places

It’s a beach shelter like you have never seen before: meet Albang, the relaxation pod of the future, an oval space with a flexible interior plan optimized for sleeping, socializing, or relaxing. In Albang, located in Gangwon-do province on South Korea's coastline, aerodynamics, vivid colour, and clever design meet minimalist futuristic architecture. Realized by Korean firm Yoon Space Design, Albang was designed to replace traditional means of temporary habitation, blending the functionality of pod hotels with the efficiency of a simple tent for camping.

Enter Albang's flexible and colourful ovoid pods after the break 

© Gimyoun Song © Gimyoun Song © Gimyoun Song © Gimyoun Song

W+ house / 100 A

  • Architects: 100 A
  • Location: Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area: 165.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: CHOI, BK in 100 A

© CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A

Light of Life Church / shinslab architecture + IISAC

  • Architects: shinslab architecture, IISAC
  • Location: 105-4 Seolgok-ri, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Tchely SHIN Hyung-Chul et Claire SHIN
  • Area: 4109.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jin Hyo-Sook, Lee Dong-Hwan

© Jin Hyo-Sook © Jin Hyo-Sook © Lee Dong-Hwan © Jin Hyo-Sook

Songpa Micro Housing / SsD

  • Architects: SsD
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge: Jinhee Park AIA, John Hong, SsD
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SsD

Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD

Seowon Golf Club House / ITM Yooehwa Architects + Itami Jun Architects

  • Architects: ITM Yooehwa Architects, Itami Jun Architects
  • Location: 123-1 Ballang-ri, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Site Area: 1,270,465.00 ㎡
  • Area: 3813.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Suk Jung Min

© Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min

Marronnier Park / METAA

  • Architects: METAA
  • Location: 124-1 Donsung-don, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Architecture Design : Sangjin Yi, H-Sung Kim, young-b kim, Minkyu Sang, Sekyung Huh, Eunsuk Lee
  • Area: 998.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of METAA

Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA

Nogunri Peace Museum / METAA

  • Architects: METAA
  • Location: Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Area: 1892.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jaekyung Kim

© Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim

Inbo Catholic Church / Archigroup MA

  • Architects: Archigroup MA
  • Location: Ulsan, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Yoo, Byungan
  • Area: 424.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yoon, Joonhwan

© Yoon, Joonhwan © Yoon, Joonhwan © Yoon, Joonhwan © Yoon, Joonhwan

Nonhyun Limelight Music Consulting / Dia Architecture

  • Architects: Dia Architecture
  • Location: 64-21 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Chung Hyuna
  • Design Team: Lim Seoyeon
  • Area: 589.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin

Designers Explore an Entirely New Use for Shipping Containers in Seoul’s Design District

Fashion, design and architecture collide in Zaha Hadid's recently completed Dongdaemun Design Plaza, one South Korea's most popular tourist destinations. Commissioned by the Design Plaza's Supervisor of Public Space Young Joon Kim of yo2 Architects, the latest development for the plaza is a series of compact kiosks designed to activate the expansive public space surrounding the new building. One of ten teams invited to submit ideas for these new kiosks, Amsterdam-based NL Architects developed a series of impermanent but practical solutions for the plaza. Using new methods for reuse of standard shipping containers, the team proposed a host of kiosks, with two of their designs - an information booth and a miniature exhibition space - being accepted for construction.

See all of NL Architects'  Zaha-inspired shipping container kiosks after the break

Courtesy of NL Architects Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects

Studio Origin Represents Seoul in the UIA 2014 World Congress

This year’s UIA World Congress was held in Durban, South Africa, and saw the participation of many well-respected firms. Representing South Korea were Kang Jun Lee and Yung A Kim of Studio Origin, whose pavilion highlighted the city of Seoul. Meant to herald the city as the host for the 2017 World Congress, their carefully arranged design offers space for a number of different promotional displays. See the details on this unique structure, after the break.

SYNWHA Consortium Wins Competition to Design Waterfront Park for Busan North Port

The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has named the SYNWHA Consortium winners of an international competition for the Busan North Port Redevelopment in South Korea. The winning proposal is an "Interactive Pier" slated to transform the original port into a cultural center that celebrates the marriage of mountains, river, and sea, while crafting dynamic connections between the city of Busan and its seaside.

Open Air Market Street. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Pier. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Core. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Harbor Block Garden. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting

Twin Peaks House / apparat-c

  • Architects: apparat-c
  • Location: Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Seewoong Lee, Yeonyung Choi, Pedro Ferreira
  • Area: 177.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Namsun Lee

© Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee

Germania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUM

  • Architects: Jung Seung Kwon, ARCHIUM
  • Location: Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
  • Site Area: 734 sqm
  • Area: 219.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Parkyoungchae

© Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae

Architectural Design Studio of KNU / ADF Architects

  • Architects: ADF Architects
  • Location: Gyeongbuk University, Daehak-ro, Sangyeok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Kim Honggeun
  • Design Assistant: Kim Sintae, So Jaewhan
  • Area: 1504.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Park Young-Che

© Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che

Gangnam Commercial Buliding / _SYSTEM LAB

  • Architects: _SYSTEM LAB
  • Location: 16-9 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Chanjoong Kim, Taek Hong
  • Design Team: Kyunam Song(project manager), Hyunsoo Park, Younghwan Kim, Youngjin Cho, Chulmin Ahn
  • Area: 919.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yongkwan Kim

© Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim

Dansanli House / ADF Architects

  • Architects: ADF Architects
  • Location: Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Kim Honggeun
  • Design Assistant: Lee Donggeun
  • Area: 205.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Park Young-Che

© Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che