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MVRDV to Transform Abandoned Highway in Seoul into Lush Skygarden

MVRDV has won a competition to transform an abandoned elevated highway next to Seoul's Central Station into a 938 meter-long skygarden. The ambitious project, dubbed the "Seoul Skygarden," aims to "build on the city's ambition to be greener, more attractive and more user-friendly," while acting as a catalyst for the surrounding neighborhoods. 254 species of trees, shrubs and flowers will take over the overpass, creating a unique "library of plants" organized according to the Korean alphabet. Even more, the skygarden will cut pedestrian commutes to the station by more than half, reducing the walk from 25 to 11 minutes. 

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Extrude / studio GAON

  • Architects: studio GAON
  • Location: Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architects In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area: 70.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Young-chae Park

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Gablepack / AND

  • Architects: AND
  • Location: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Structural Consultant : THE Structural Engineering Co.
  • Area: 493.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

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

‘The Rock’ Sangsu-dong Office / designband YOAP architects

  • Architects: designband YOAP architects
  • Location: Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects In Charge: Shin, Hyun Bo; Ryu, In Keun; Kim, Doran
  • Area: 110.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shin Do Keun

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Office PARK-NG / IROJE KHM Architects

  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Location: Yeouido, 3 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team: Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, Su Kyung-Jang
  • Contractor: Jehyo
  • Area: 304.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: JongOh Kim

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

Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Seoul-based architecture and art practice Planning Korea has unveiled their design for a seaside resort hotel, to host visitors to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Offering 946 rooms and sprawling across a 29,493-square-meter site, the hotel will offer a combination of marine and mountain leisure activities. 

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Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International

  • Architects: SAC International
  • Location: Gwangjang-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Kyung-sik Hong
  • Area: 6528.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio

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HWA HUN / IROJE KHM Architects

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Customi-Zip / L'EAU design

  • Architects: L'EAU design
  • Location: 416-4 Gwacheon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Dongjin Kim
  • Area: 560.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Park Wan-soon

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ZEROPLACE / Z_Lab

  • Architects: Z_Lab
  • Location: 황락저수지, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si
  • Architect In Charge: Lee Sang-muk , Noh Kyung-rok , Park Jung-hyun
  • Area: 422.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kim Jae-kyeong, Woo Jong-deok

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Korea Gas Corporation Headquarters / Samoo Architects & Engineers

© Young Chae Park © Young Chae Park © Young Chae Park © Young Chae Park

Gumam Sungmun Church / Oh Jongsang

  • Architects: Oh Jongsang
  • Location: South Korea, 인천광역시 서구 검암동 SI빌라
  • Design Team: Lee yujin
  • Area: 758.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Namgoong Sun

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adidas Superstar Hall of Fame / URBANTAINER

  • Architects: URBANTAINER
  • Location: 524-34 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Creative Director: YounjinJeong, Jinyoung Yoon
  • Space Design Team: Sujung Lee, Donhee Yoon
  • Brand Design Team: Minjeong Choi
  • Area: 355.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Young Kim_Indipos

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The White Cone House / apparat-c

  • Architects: apparat-c
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Seewoong Lee, Yeonyung Choi, Pedro Ferreira
  • Construction: Yinsigak
  • Area: 331.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Namsun Lee

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

Woljam-ri House / JMY architects

  • Architects: JMY architects
  • Location: 453-1 Woljam-ri, Dong-eup, Uichang-gu, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Jaemin Yoon
  • Design Team: Jinsoo Kim, Hyukhyu Shin(Team Manager) Kwangjae Ryu, Minji Kim, Seongmin Lee
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon

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Song-chu Bending Band / L'EAU Design

  • Architects: L'EAU Design
  • Location: 419 Uldae-ri, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Kim Dong-jin
  • Design Team: Lee Sang-hak , Park Ju-eun, Kim Tea-yeon, Baek So-won
  • Area: 790.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Park Wan-soon

© Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon

KHVatec Headquarter / _SYSTEM LAB

  • Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
  • Location: 1451-39 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Chanjoong Kim
  • Design Team: Younghwan Kim, Chungryul Lee, Sanghyun Park, Jinman Choi, Jinchul Choi
  • Area: 462.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yongkwan Kim

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