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Slow Food Workshop / OUJAE Architects

  • Architects: OUJAE Architects
  • Location: 372 Yangjung-ri, Cheongsan-myeon, Wando, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Area: 905.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jaeyun Kim

© Jaeyun Kim © Jaeyun Kim © Jaeyun Kim © Jaeyun Kim

Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi

  • Architects: Sam-Young Choi
  • Location: 1652-569 Beopheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team: Woo-Jin Choi, Myung-Sik Choi
  • Area: 124.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Jeongmin Seok

© Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok

Mu-A / Inexdesign

  • Architects: Inexdesign
  • Location: Jung-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Won Myoung Hyun
  • Area: 105.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Jae Yoon Kim

© Jae Yoon Kim © Jae Yoon Kim © Jae Yoon Kim © Jae Yoon Kim

Dongtan House / JYA-RCHITECTS

  • Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
  • Location: 174 Bansong-dong, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area: 246.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Hwang hyochel

© Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel

Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself / Studio GAON

  • Architects: Studio GAON
  • Location: 164-11 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area: 65.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Young-chae Park

© Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park

Givenchy Flagship Store in Seoul / Piuarch

  • Architects: Piuarch
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Client: Givenchy Group
  • Area: 404.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Shin Kyungsub

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

172M2 compact House / JMY architects

  • Architects: JMY architects
  • Location: Seongdong-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Project Architect: Jaemin Yoon
  • Area: 133.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

Go.mir Guest House / Moon Hoon

  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Location: Yongdam-ro 7-gil, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Design Team: 4, Yongdam-ro 7-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Korea
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nam Goong Sun, Kim Jae Kwan

© Kim Jae Kwan © Kim Jae Kwan © Kim Jae Kwan © Nam Goong Sun

[5x17]Daecheong-dong Small House / JMY architects

  • Architects: JMY architects
  • Location: 2 Daecheong-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Project Architect: Jaemin Yoon
  • Area: 192.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

KCC Switchenland Model House / THE_SYSTEM LAB

  • Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
  • Location: Yeongcheon-ri, Dongtan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area: 1773.0 sqm
  • Photographs: YONGKWAN KIM

© YONGKWAN KIM © YONGKWAN KIM © YONGKWAN KIM © YONGKWAN KIM

Tropism of Wild Flower / L'EAU design

  • Architects: L'EAU design
  • Location: 49-27 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Dongjin Kim
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Park Wan-soon

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

A House for Nature and People / YLAB

  • Architects: YLAB
  • Location: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Jinok Yang
  • Area: 429.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Trapkay_Junghoon Kim

© Trapkay_Junghoon Kim © Trapkay_Junghoon Kim © Trapkay_Junghoon Kim © Trapkay_Junghoon Kim

The Happiness Foundation / THE_SYSTEM LAB

  • Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
  • Location: 60 Jangmun-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design: Chanjoong Kim
  • Design Team: Sanghyun Park,Younghwa Kim, Jinman Chol, Byungsik Lim
  • Structure: RC
  • Area: 1242.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Yongkwan Kim

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

House in Sang-an / studio GAON

  • Architects: studio GAON
  • Location: Anheung-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh in studio_GAON
  • Design Team: Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon
  • Area: 55.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hyosook Chin

© Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin

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

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

Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale

Fundamentals, the title of the 2014 Venice Biennale, will close its doors in a matter of days (on the 23rd November). From the moment Rem Koolhaas revealed the title for this year’s Biennale in January 2013, asking national curators to respond directly to the theme of ‘Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014’, there was an inkling that this Biennale would be in some way special. Having rejected offers to direct the Biennale in the past, the fact that Koolhaas chose to act not only as curator but also thematic co-ordinator of the complete international effort, was significant. This announcement led Peter Eisenman (one of Koolhaas' earliest tutors and advocates) to state in one interview that “[Rem is] stating his end: the end of [his] career, the end of [his] hegemony, the end of [his] mythology, the end of everything, the end of architecture.”