The Sarang Community Church / Seoinn Design Group

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Architects: Seoinn Design Group
Location: Suwon-si, , South
Project Architects: Dong gyu Choi, Yoo cheol Choi
Area: 12202.42 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Chae Soo Uk

Paju Book City / Stan Allen Architect

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Architects: Stan Allen Architect
Location: Paju, Korea
Associate Architects: H. Sang Seung, Architects, Seoul, Korea
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect

Beyond the Screen / OBBA

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Architects: OBBA
Location: Seoul, South
Architect In Charge: Sojung Lee, Sangjoon Kwak
Area: 128 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin, Courtesy of

NAVER MOBILE APP SQUARE / URBANTAINER

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Previously limited to particular locations, Naver App was delivered all around the nation using a ‘kit-box’ concept. With the addition of a ‘kinetic’ element to the existing over-sized delivery box concept, the new Naver App Square, designed constructed by URBANTAINER has evolved into a giant moving gift box. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Element house / Sami Rintala

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Architect: Sami Rintala
Landscape Architects: Eedo Space Architectural Design, Seúl, Republic of Korea
Location: Anyang Park, Anyang, Seúl, Republic of Korea
Materials: , , Concrete, Gravel, Glass
Construction: October-December 2005
Finish: January 2006
Constructed Area: 72sqm
Client: Anyang City / Public Art Project
Collaborators: John Roger Holte, Artist, Norway; Finnforest, Wood
Photography: Park Wan Soon, Emil Goh

Video: A Conversation with Steven Holl inside the Daeyang Gallery & House

Journey through the flawless space of the Daeyang Gallery & House in South and learn about the ideas behind the design from the legendary architect himself, Steven Holl.

Created by the architectural filmmakers from Spirit of Space, the first video takes you on a tour through the “miniature utopia” of the Daeyang Gallery & House. Although the notion of music plays as an underlining theme throughout the design, Holl encourages visitors to focus on the feelings that arise as the body moves through the space. He believes that “architecture can change the way you feel, like music… it can bring you into another world.”

Yongsan International Business District / REX

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Architect: REX
Location: ,
Built Area: 115,500 sqm (1,240,000 sqf)
Completion year: 2016
Program: 47,800 sqm of luxury housing for short-term residents, 27,000 sqm of retail, and 929 parking stalls
Renderings: Luxigon and Rex

Cross # Towers / BIG

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Danish architects BIG have just shared with us the Cross # Towers, their latest project in . BIG’s residential towers in the Yongsan International Business District revitalize the Han riverfront into a new commercial residential center for the citizens of Seoul. More images information after the break.

West 8 + IROJE wins Yongsan Park competition in Seoul

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Rotterdam-based practice WEST 8, together with the local architects of IROJE, have been announced winner of the International Competition for Master Plan of Yongsan Park, Korea. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of organized the competition with the intention to create a “national park in which nature, culture, history and the future come in harmony.” Located in a large area in the center of Seoul, the circa 243 ha site has been in use as a military base for an extensive period both during the Japanese occupation and under post-war American protection.

Continue reading for more information on the Yongsan Park competition.

Skinspace / AND

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Architects: AND
Location: Seohoori, Seojongmyun, Yangpyeonggun, , Korea
Construction Area: 112.62 sqm
Gross Area: 130.60 sqm
Structure: RC
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Kim Yong Gwan

Ewha Womans University / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: , Korea
Partners: Baum Architects, Seoul
Engineering: Perrault Projets, Paris (Architectural Engineers); VP&Green Ingenerie, Paris (Structural Engineers); HL-PP Consult, Munich (Building Services); Jean-Paul Lamoureux, Paris (Acoustic), Rache-Willms, Aix-la-Chapelle (Facades)
Consultant: Jeon and Lee Partners, Seoul (Structural Engineer), HIMEC, Seoul (Mechanical Engineer), CG E&C, Seoul (Civil Engineer), CnK Associates, Seoul (Landscape)
Built Area: 70,000 sqm
Completion: 2008
Photographs: André Morin

Herma Parking Building / JOHO Architecture

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Architects: JOHO Architecture – Jeong Hoon Lee
Location: 1190, Bo jeong-dong, Kiheung-gu, , Gyonggi-Do, Korea
Completion: May, 2010
Photographs: Sun Namgoong, Jeonghoon Lee

Soohwarim / Design Group Oz

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Architect: Design Group Oz  – Im Sang Jin, Shin Seung Soo, Choi Jae Won
Location: Hwangnak-ri, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, ,
Site area: 976 sqm
Building area: 265.92 sqm
Gross floor area: 371.41sqm
Photographs: Kim Jae Kyeong, Lee Sang Muk

   

Lollipop House / Moon Hoon

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Would you live here? Designed by Seoul-based practice Moon Hoon, this single family residence for Giheung-Gu, Korea is organized around a central stair that branches to seven different living levels.  Wrapped in a colorful facade of metal panels, the coloring choice provides a strong statement for the unusual residence along with conjuring images of a child’s favorite treat.  The clients urged Moon Hoon to explore the idea of multiple living planes which has resulted in a skip floor setup with a study, living area, kitchen dining area, master bedroom, children’s bedroom, attic playroom upper level room, stemming from the circulation core.  An atrium runs the height of the house allows natural light to illuminate the interiors.

More images and drawings after the break.

In Progress: Water Circle / UnSangDong Architects

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Architects: UnSangDong Architects
Location: 555-9 SongSan-li SeolAk-myeon GaPyung Kyeunggi-do,
Client: Cheong-shim
Bldg, Area: 505.00 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 637.40 sqm
Structure: R.C.
Photographs: Kyung-sub Shin

White Block Gallery / SsD

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Architect: SsD
Location: , Korea
Team: Jinhee Park AIA + John Hong AIA, LEED (principals in charge), Frederick Peter Ortner, Donguk Lee, Jiseok Park, Taesoo Kim, Christoph Schäfer, Juho Lee, Marcela Delgado, Soojung Rhee, Aleta Budd, Okhyun Kim, Eli Allen, Jeff Niemasz, Eunkyoung Cho, Brian Vester, Ryan Welch, Jeong Jun Song
Associate Architect: Dyne Architects
Structural Design: Matt Johnson, SGH Inc.
Structural Engineer: S+RC
Lighting Consultant: Project Concept K
Construction Manager: Hanmi Parsons Co., Ltd
Photographs: Chang Kyun Kim

Paju Free School / UOSarchitects

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Architect: UOSarchitects, Jung ki Jung
Location: 478-5, Seongdong-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, -si, Gyeonggi-do,
Client: kyoung sook, Cho
Site area: 1,794sqm
Total floor area: 1,630.70sqm
Consultant: Hi structure engineers(struct.), kunchang engineering(mep)
General contractor: Chungyong Construction co.,LTD.
Project year: 2009 ~ 2011
Photographs: Park Wan Soon 

   

Update: Developer moves forward with The Cloud / MVRDV

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Despite the controversy, the South Korean developer plans to move forward with MVRDV‘s design of The Cloud. The Dutch firm has received harsh criticism after releasing their design for the two residential towers that will be built in Seoul’s redeveloped Yongsan business district. Unconvinced by MVRDV’s sincere apologies, critics remain outraged, claiming the design resembles the collapsing World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

White Paik, spokesman for the Yongsan Development Corporation, states, “Allegations that it [the design] was inspired by the 9/11 attacks are groundless.” Further stating that there will be no changes to the project. Construction will begin in January 2013 The Cloud is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Connected by a cloud-shaped section halfway up the buildings, the additional program will include sky lounges, restaurants and a swimming pool. View more information on the design here on ArchDaily.

Reference: The Sydney Morning Herald