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'Gwangju Swarms' Installation / NADAAA

The Gwangju Swarms installation by NADAAA was designed as part of the Urban Folly Exhibit, 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale. The installation site is characterized by a road crossing with a diverse set of scales and building types that anchor each corner, a site in transition. Inhabiting this corner, the installation is chameleonic; encrytped within the logic of the branches, a seemingly animated structure floats overhead, peeking around the corners giving body to the space that was once occupied by the city wall. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House of San-jo / Studio Gaon

  • Architects: Studio Gaon
  • Location: 162 Hwaam-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Architects: Hyungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Project Team: Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Sungpil Lee, Seongwon Son, Haelee Jung, Aemilia Ross
  • Site Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Area: 49.23 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park

Asian Culture Complex / UnSangDong Architects + Kim Woo Il

In the design proposal for the Asian Culture Complex, UnSangDong Architects + Kim Woo II constitutes a stage that acts as a new container for the culture and everyday events. If the new stage for the city is creating an empty open space out of penetrations pathways and plazas, making the new ‘city stage’ is the same as to conduct an enormous mapping operation with penetrating programs and landscape. They propose the Asian Culture Complex as the earth in between creation and disappearance. The earth that is transformed into fragmented pieces and become urban landscape filled with memories of the site and historical evolution of various spectrums of relationships. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sweet Parliament Home / Andres Jaque Arquitectos

© Andres Jaque Arquitectos
© Andres Jaque Arquitectos

Architects: Andres Jaque Arquitectos Location: Gwangju, Republic of Korea Curator: Anthony Fontenot Design team: Dagmar Stéeová (coordinator), Álvaro Carrillo, Roberto González, Jorge López Conde, Kristian Ly Serena, Silvia Rodríguez Project year: 2011 Renders and drawings: Courtesy of Andres Jaque Arquitectos

Hye Ro Hun / IROJE KHM Architects

  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Location: Gwangju, Jeonnanam-do, Korea
  • Architect: HyoMan Kim – IROJE KHM Architects
  • Design Team: SuMi Jung
  • Building Area: 168.63 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 269.07 sqm
  • Area: 594.0 sqm
  • Photographs: JongOh Kim

© JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim