Universal Design Studio has accentuated the three-dimensional appearance of the facade by using small and large-scale perforations to produce tonal contrast and visual depth to the pleated cladding. The façade comes alive at night when concealed illumination turns the store into a dramatically lit beacon. The three-storey-high sculptural relief creates an effect that softens the hard, dominant lines of the existing building structure.
Korean creative director Byung Ju Lee of Planning Korea announced a new paradigm in bridge called ‘Paik Nam June Media Bridge’ in Seoul, Korea. Connecting Dangi-li Power Plant (which has a plan to be redeveloped into public cultural space) in the north and The National Assembly Building in the south, this bridge shows the first example of ‘a city expanded to the river’. Similar to the Thames River and the Seine River, the Han River in Seoul crosses the center of a city, however is of a much larger scale. There are almost 30 bridges over the Han River, but most of them were made of steel and concrete construction. Paik Nam June Media Bridge approaches the concept of crossing the Han River in a more sculptural, futuristic, and eco-friendly way. Inspired by the water strider, the overall shape is organic, with a sleek streamlined outline. This mega structure bridge is covered with solar panels to generate energy by itself, and totals a length of 1080m.
Architects: Alvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira and Kim Jong Kyu
Location: Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Practice in Portugal: Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai
Coordinator: Pedro Carvalho
Collaborators: Eliana Sousa, Im Yo Jin, Ricardo Serra, Patrícia Carvalho, João Figueiredo
Practice in Korea: M.A.R.U. Metropolitan Architecture Research Unit
Coordinator: Kim Soo Young
Collaborators: Min Jun Kee, Jang Byul, Kim Young Soon, Lee Zoo Hwa
Project Area: 26,029 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: FG+SG –Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Architect: Hohyun Park + Hyunjoo Kim
Location: 248 Seochang-dong, Jochiwon-eup, Yongigun, Chungchongnamdo Korea
Project Team: Yonggoo Lee, Seong gon Cho
Client: Korean Institute for Archaeology & Environment
Construction: COA Construction
Site Area: 4,298 sqm
Building Area: 847.99 sqm
Total Floor Area: 2,497.02 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Jungmin Seok & Hohyun Park
Architects: Alvaro Siza + Castanheira & Bastai Arquitectos Associados + Jun Sung Kim
Location: Paju Book City, Republic of Korea
Project Coordinator: Dalila Gomes
Construction Coordinator: Young-il Park
Collaborators: Chungheon Han, João Figueiredo
Client: Open Books Publishing Co.
Structure: Gayoon ENC
Mechanical Installations: Hansan Engineering Co.
Electricity: Jung-Myoung Engeneering Group Co.
Construction Company: Hanool Construction Co.
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Architect: Byoungsoo Cho
Location: Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Project Team: Hongjoon Yang, Woohyun Kang, Taehyun Nam, Nicholas Locke, Yongjun Cho
Rammed Earth Consultant: Keunsik Shin
Geothermal: REHAU AG +Co.
Contractor: CPLUS International Co. Ltd.
Site area: 660.00 sqm
Gross floor area: 32.49 sqm
Total floor area: 32.49 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Wooseop Hwang, Yong Gwan Kim
Architects: Unsangdong Architects
Location: 968-3, Daechi-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Site Area: 4,110.9 m2
Building Area: 3,153.58 m2
Gross Floor Area: 7,144.53 m2
Design Period: May 2007 – July 2008
Photography: Unsangdong Architects Cooperation
Architects: Unsangdong Architects
Location: SinsaDong, GangNam, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Design Team: Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon
Construction: GuJin Industrial Development Co.Ltd
Client: Lee Sook Young
Site area: 567.5m2
Gross floor area: 1,995.14m2
Photography: Courtesy of Unsangdong Architects