adidas Superstar Hall of Fame / URBANTAINER

© Young Kim_Indipos

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

The White Cone House / apparat-c

© Namsun Lee

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

Hannam-Dong HANDS Corporation Headquarters / THE_SYSTEM LAB

© Yongkwan Kim

Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
Location: 104 Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul,
Design Team: Choonglyeol Lee, Sanghyun Park, Jongkil Kim, Jinchul Choi
Design: Chanjoong Kim
Area: 433.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yongkwan Kim

KHVatec Headquarter / THE_SYSTEM LAB

© Yongkwan Kim

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

Open Call: Competition to Re-Structure Seoul’s Seunsangga Citywalk

The Site

The objective of the “Re-Structuring Seunsangga Citywalk” competition in is to renovate the deck and nearby public space of Seunsangga Complex to improve the pedestrian environment and connect with surrounding areas of various nature and thereby re-establish a pedestrian axis from north to south through Bukaksan Mountain, Jongmyo~Seunsangga Complex, and Namsan Mountain. Not only is Seunsangga Complex ’s “urban-architectural heritage,” it is a compound of history, culture and industry that connects the surrounding area and various activities.

This project will revitalize Seunsangga Complex’s status as a center of pedestrian axis and urban industry by creating a space with new cultural value that will breathe life into the Seun District. The winning commission will be awarded “Phase 1 design contract.” More information and registration details, here.

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

© Young-chae Park

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

Givenchy Flagship Store in Seoul / Piuarch

© Shin Kyungsub

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

Tropism of Wild Flower / L’EAU design

© Park Wan-soon

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

The Happiness Foundation / THE_SYSTEM LAB

© Yongkwan Kim

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

Kyung Hee Cyber University ACAPeace Building Renovation / Chiasmus Partners

© Youngchae Park

Architects: Chiasmus Partners
Location: Seoul, South
Design Team: Hyunho Lee AIA, James Wei Ke, Kyungmin Kim, Myung shin Kang, Kiryung Kim, Youngjong Park, Narae Yang
Area: 478.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Youngchae Park

Yoon Space Design’s Egg-Shaped Beach Pod Offers Shelter in Unexpected Places

© Gimyoun Song

It’s a beach shelter like you have never seen before: meet Albang, the relaxation pod of the future, an oval space with a flexible interior plan optimized for sleeping, socializing, or relaxing. In Albang, located in Gangwon-do province on South Korea‘s coastline, aerodynamics, vivid colour, and clever design meet minimalist futuristic architecture. Realized by Korean firm Yoon Space Design, Albang was designed to replace traditional means of temporary habitation, blending the functionality of pod hotels with the efficiency of a simple tent for camping.

Enter Albang’s flexible and colourful ovoid pods after the break 

Songpa Micro Housing / SsD

Courtesy of SsD

Architects: SsD
Location: , South
Architects In Charge: Jinhee Park AIA, John Hong, SsD
Photographs: Courtesy of SsD

GL Com Headquarters / jhyana

© Shin Kyung Sub

Location: Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, , South Korea
Architect In Charge: Joo Heon, Yu
Design Team: Park, Sung-woo
Area: 323.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shin Kyung Sub

Marronnier Park / METAA

Courtesy of METAA

Architects: METAA
Location: 124-1 Donsung-don, Jongno-gu, ,
Architect In Charge: Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
Architecture Design : Sangjin Yi, H-Sung Kim, young-b kim, Minkyu Sang, Sekyung Huh, Eunsuk Lee
Area: 998.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of METAA

Snow Hotel / 1990 uao + Archigroup MA

© Sun Namgoong

Architects: 1990 uao, Archigroup MA
Location: Banpo-daero 14-gil, Seocho-gu, ,
Architect In Charge: archigroup ma
Interiors: 1990 uao
Area: 3771.0 sqm
Photographs: Sun Namgoong, MTO

Dogok Office Remodeling / DIA Architecture

© Kyungsub Shin

Architects: DIA Architecture
Location: 425 Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu, , South
Architect In Charge: Chung Hyuna
Design Team: Oh Seunghyun
Area: 941.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin, Courtesy of DIA Architecture

Nonhyun Limelight Music Consulting / Dia Architecture

© Kyungsub Shin

Location: 64-21 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South
Architect In Charge: Chung Hyuna
Design Team: Lim Seoyeon
Area: 589.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

Studio Origin Represents Seoul in the UIA 2014 World Congress

Interior View. Image © Studio Origin

This year’s UIA World Congress was held in Durban, South Africa, and saw the participation of many well-respected firms. Representing South Korea were Kang Jun Lee and Yung A Kim of Studio Origin, whose pavilion highlighted the city of Seoul. Meant to herald the city as the host for the 2017 World Congress, their carefully arranged design offers space for a number of different promotional displays. See the details on this unique structure, after the break.