O+A Building / Architects Group RAUM

© Yoon Joon-hwan

Architects: Architects Group RAUM
Location: 1298-114 Beomcheon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan,
Architect In Charge: Oh Sin-Wook
Partner Architect : No Jeong-min
Design Team : Ha Jeoung-un, Lee Chul-woo, Kim Dae-won, Yu Seong-cheol, An shin
Gross Floor Area : 397.07 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yoon Joon-hwan

Slow Food Workshop / OUJAE Architects

© Jaeyun Kim

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

Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi

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

Mu-A / Inexdesign

© Jae Yoon Kim

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

Dongtan House / JYA-RCHITECTS

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

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

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

Givenchy Flagship Store in Seoul / Piuarch

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Architects: Piuarch
Location: ,
Client: Givenchy Group
Area: 404.0 sqm
Photographs: Shin Kyungsub

172M2 compact House / JMY architects

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

Go.mir Guest House / Moon Hoon

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

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

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

KCC Switchenland Model House / THE_SYSTEM LAB

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

Tropism of Wild Flower / L’EAU design

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Architects: L’EAU design
Location: 49-27 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, ,
Architect In Charge: Dongjin Kim
Year: 2012
Photographs: Park Wan-soon

A House for Nature and People / YLAB

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

The Happiness Foundation / THE_SYSTEM LAB

© Yongkwan Kim

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

House in Sang-an / studio GAON

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Architects: studio GAON
Location: Anheung-myeon, , Gangwon-do,
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
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hyosook Chin

Black Box / UTAA

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Architects: UTAA
Location: Pangyo-dong, Bundang-gu, , 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
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jin Hyo-suk

Designers Explore an Entirely New Use for Shipping Containers in Seoul’s Design District

Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects

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 kiosks after the break

HAEAHN and Haenglim Take Second Place in KOMIPO Power Plant Design Competition

Perspective View. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN

Claiming second place in a recent competition for Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), HAEAHN Architects, in partnership with Haenglim, have put forth a daring new design that combines power plant and office building. The dual use structure, which will include a park and a restaurant, was conceived as a way of breaking the raw, industrial image of the traditional power plant. In keeping with this idea, the design would be built over and replace Danginlee, the first power plant ever constructed in South Korea. The architects intended for the new plant to commemorate the old, while at the same time attracting more local traffic to the area. See the details of this award-winning design, after the break.