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Event House / UAARL_Urban Alternative Architecture Research Lab

19:00 - 17 April, 2017
Event House / UAARL_Urban Alternative Architecture Research Lab, © Jae Youn Kim
© Jae Youn Kim

© Jae Youn Kim © Jae Youn Kim © Jae Youn Kim © Jae Youn Kim + 34

The House of Prajna / studio_GAON

20:00 - 14 April, 2017
The House of Prajna / studio_GAON, © Yong Kwan Kim
© Yong Kwan Kim

© Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gwacheon-si, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area

    199.29 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

22:29 - 12 April, 2017
UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress, http://www.uia2017seoul.org
http://www.uia2017seoul.org

The UIA (International Union of Architects) world congresses are a premier forum for professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the best and latest practices, visions and first-hand experience. The UIA 2017 Seoul, in particular, will promote various innovative architectural techniques and technologies among member sections and global citizens. In doing so, academic programs, exhibitions, competitions, student activities, and public outreach programs will simultaneously take place.

 

This Underground Bathhouse on the Korean Border Questions Architecture's Role in Geopolitical Tension

09:30 - 8 April, 2017
This Underground Bathhouse on the Korean Border Questions Architecture's Role in Geopolitical Tension, Courtesy of Studio M.R.D.O.
Courtesy of Studio M.R.D.O.

Since 1953, the 160-mile (260 kilometer) strip of land along the Korean Peninsula's 38th parallel has served as a Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ is more than a border; it's a heavily guarded, nearly four-mile-wide (6 kilometer) buffer zone between the two countries. Each military stays behind its own country's edge of the zone, perpetually awaiting potential conflict, and access to the interior of the zone itself is unyieldingly limited. Apart from the landmines and patrolling troops, the interior of the DMZ also holds thriving natural ecosystems that have been the subject of studies on what happens when wildlife is allowed to flourish in the absence of human contact.

In a competition that asked participants to design an underground bathhouse near the Kaesong Industrial Park, a (currently suspended) cooperative economic project that employs workers from both North and South Korea, research initiative Arch Out Loud imagined a DMZ that accommodates non-military structures that are typically seen as out of place in areas of such sensitivity and tension. The winning proposal by Studio M.R.D.O and Studio LAM utilizes the performative element of a bathhouse, where visitors are both audience members and actors, to the address the tensions—both geopolitical, from its surrounding environment, and personal, from the related emotions visitors carry with them—between both groups.

Samsung Finance Campus / AI ARCHITECTS

22:00 - 6 April, 2017
Samsung Finance Campus / AI ARCHITECTS, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon + 19

  • Interior design

  • Location

    Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Interior Designers

    Gene Park, Sunki Sohn
  • Design Team

    Byunghwa Lee, Hyunjoo Song
  • Area

    9240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Anmyeondo House / JYA-RCHITECTS

20:00 - 5 April, 2017
Anmyeondo House  / JYA-RCHITECTS, © Hwang Hyochel
© Hwang Hyochel

© Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    태안군, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Won Youmin, Jo Janghee, Paik Myoungwha, Choi Yoomi
  • Area

    176.83 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Seoul's Lotte World Tower Completes as World's 5th Tallest Building

14:00 - 5 April, 2017
Seoul's Lotte World Tower Completes as World's 5th Tallest Building, © CTBUH
© CTBUH

KPF’s Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is officially complete, according to criteria established by the the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). At 555 meters tall, the building becomes the tallest building in Korea (250 meters taller than the previous tallest building, Northeast Asia Trade Tower) and the world’s new 5th tallest building.

Pangyo Ondang / OfAA

19:00 - 3 April, 2017
Pangyo Ondang  / OfAA, © Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

© Wonseok Lee © Wonseok Lee © Wonseok Lee © Wonseok Lee + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seongnam-si, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jooyoun Yoon
  • Team

    Jooyoun Yoon - OfAA, Seungsik Jung - Myongin CM
  • Area

    113.33 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Korean Demilitarized Zone Underground Bathhouse Competition Winners Announced

12:00 - 2 April, 2017
Korean Demilitarized Zone Underground Bathhouse Competition Winners Announced, Courtesy of arch out loud
Courtesy of arch out loud

Architectural research initiative arch out loud has announced the winners of its DMZ Underground Bathhouse international open ideas competition. The brief challenged participants to create an underground bathhouse within the Korean Demilitarized Zone, responding to long-running geopolitical tensions between North and South Korea. Ultimately, nearly 300 proposals and 900 participants explored how architecture could position itself in the middle of these turbulent conditions, seeking out new forms of non-military architecture to improve relations between the two states.

The winning entries can be found below. Full results of the DMZ Underground Bathhouse Competition, including winners, honorable mentions and Director’s Choices can be found on the competition’s webpage here.

Runner Up - Hypotenuse Thermae. Image Courtesy of arch out loud Runner Up: Cross. Image Courtesy of arch out loud Runner Up: The Lofty Sky. Image Courtesy of arch out loud Runner Up: Water Whirl. Image Courtesy of arch out loud + 31

5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above

08:00 - 31 March, 2017
5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above, Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China. Image © Deimos Imaging
Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China. Image © Deimos Imaging

This week marks the first anniversary of the death of Zaha Hadid, the most successful and influential female architect in the architectural discipline. Born in Baghdad (Iraq) in 1950, Hadid became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize in 2004, and twelve years later received the gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Hadid's untimely death left a fascinating and inspiring legacy. Meanwhile her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, continues to work on nearly a hundred projects worldwide. To remember her legacy, Spanish company Deimos Imaging has shared a series of photographs focusing on Hadid's work in five countries.

The images were captured by the Deimos-2 satellite, which was launched in 2014 and designed for very high-resolution Earth observation applications, providing multispectral images of just 75 centimeters per pixel. Hadid's incredible works take on a new dimension when you contemplate their proportions from the sky—or rather, from a satellite.

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion. Image © Deimos Imaging Sheikh Zayed Bridge. Image © Deimos Imaging Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Deimos Imaging Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Image © Deimos Imaging + 26

U RETREAT / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects

22:00 - 30 March, 2017
U RETREAT / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects, © Kim Jaeyoun
© Kim Jaeyoun

© Kim Jaeyoun              © Kim Jaeyoun              © Kim Jaeyoun              © Kim Jaeyoun              + 31

ㄷ House (digeut-jip) / aoa architects

22:00 - 27 March, 2017
ㄷ House (digeut-jip) / aoa architects, © Hyosook Chin
© Hyosook Chin

© Hyosook Chin © Jaewon Suh © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eumseong-gun, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Jaewon Suh, Euihaing Lee
  • Design Team

    Sooyeon Ahn
  • Area

    131.3 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Trio House / AXIS Architects

22:00 - 22 March, 2017
Trio House / AXIS Architects, © Sun Namgoong
© Sun Namgoong

© Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yongin-si, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Myungchurl Pang
  • Design Team

    Pillsoon Hwang, Jonggeun Jeong
  • Area

    202.96 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

YMH Church / Oh Jongsang

19:00 - 22 March, 2017
YMH Church / Oh Jongsang, © Oh Jongsang
© Oh Jongsang

© Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    610 Busan-dong, Osan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area

    486.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Chronotope Wall House / UnSangDong Architects

22:00 - 21 March, 2017
Chronotope Wall House  / UnSangDong Architects, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seongnam-si, South Korea
  • Design

    Jang Yoon Gyoo, Kim Mi Jung
  • Project Team

    Kim Min Kyun
  • Area

    125.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Closest Church / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects

19:00 - 21 March, 2017
The Closest Church  / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects, ©  Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

Nonhyun Matryoshka / L’EAU design

20:00 - 20 March, 2017
Nonhyun Matryoshka / L’EAU design, © Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

© Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    18-2, Nonhyun-Dong, Gangnam-Gu - Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Dong-jin
  • Design Team

    Lee Sanghak, Ju Ikhyeon, Jung Donghui, Park Haein, Yoon Jihye, Kwon Jungyeol, Kim Minji
  • Area

    280.26 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Gijang Waveon / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects

20:00 - 19 March, 2017
Gijang Waveon / Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects, © Kim Jaeyoun
© Kim Jaeyoun

© Kim Jaeyoun © Kim Jaeyoun © Kim Jaeyoun © Kim Jaeyoun + 31