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Korean Curiosity: Is Seoul Experiencing a "Neo-Brutalist Revival"?

09:30 - 25 April, 2017
© Raphael Olivier
© Raphael Olivier

During his frequent travels to Seoul, Hong Kong- and Singapore-based photographer Raphael Olivier noticed a new trend taking the South Korean capital: a crop of geometric, concrete buildings of all genres. He calls the new style Neo-Brutalism, after the modernist movement that proliferated in the late 1950s to 1970s, in which raw concrete was meant to express a truth and honesty. Olivier's observation led him to capture the phenomenon in a personal photo series—a photographic treasure trove of these projects which, when taken as a whole, uncovers a cross-section of this trend in the city's architecture.

© Raphael Olivier © Raphael Olivier © Raphael Olivier © Raphael Olivier +19

Unicity / D-Werker Architects

20:00 - 24 April, 2017
Unicity / D-Werker Architects, © Inwoo Yeo
© Inwoo Yeo

© Inwoo Yeo © Inwoo Yeo © Inwoo Yeo © Inwoo Yeo +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Deep House / poly.m.ur

20:00 - 18 April, 2017
Deep House / poly.m.ur, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin             © Kyungsub Shin             © Kyungsub Shin             © Kyungsub Shin             +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Homin Kim
  • Design Team

    Sunki Hwang, Hyunju Lim
  • Area

    647.71 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Look Inside a Collection of Seoul-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Felix Nybergh

04:00 - 18 April, 2017
Look Inside a Collection of Seoul-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Felix Nybergh, UnSangDong Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh
UnSangDong Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin, in cooperation with Felix Nybergh, has recently completed the fourth collection of his "ultra-marathon of photoshoots" – this time in Seoul. Following Goodwin's unique insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices (based in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki), his look at studios both large and small lived in by London-based practices, and his lens on a collection of Beijing-based studios, he and Nybergh have now turned their attention to the rich architectural scene of the South Korean capital.

Moonbalsso. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh Hyunjoon Yoo Architects. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh IROJE architects & planners. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh designcamp moonpark dmp. Image © Marc Goodwin / Felix Nybergh +30

UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

22:29 - 12 April, 2017
UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress, http://www.uia2017seoul.org
http://www.uia2017seoul.org

The UIA (International Union of Architects) world congresses are a premier forum for professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the best and latest practices, visions and first-hand experience. The UIA 2017 Seoul, in particular, will promote various innovative architectural techniques and technologies among member sections and global citizens. In doing so, academic programs, exhibitions, competitions, student activities, and public outreach programs will simultaneously take place.

 

Samsung Finance Campus / AI ARCHITECTS

22:00 - 6 April, 2017
Samsung Finance Campus / AI ARCHITECTS, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon +19

  • Interior design

  • Location

    Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Interior Designers

    Gene Park, Sunki Sohn
  • Design Team

    Byunghwa Lee, Hyunjoo Song
  • Area

    9240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Seoul's Lotte World Tower Completes as World's 5th Tallest Building

14:00 - 5 April, 2017
Seoul's Lotte World Tower Completes as World's 5th Tallest Building, © CTBUH
© CTBUH

KPF’s Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is officially complete, according to criteria established by the the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). At 555 meters tall, the building becomes the tallest building in Korea (250 meters taller than the previous tallest building, Northeast Asia Trade Tower) and the world’s new 5th tallest building.

5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above

08:00 - 31 March, 2017
5 Zaha Hadid Buildings Seen From Above, Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China. Image © Deimos Imaging
Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China. Image © Deimos Imaging

This week marks the first anniversary of the death of Zaha Hadid, the most successful and influential female architect in the architectural discipline. Born in Baghdad (Iraq) in 1950, Hadid became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Prize in 2004, and twelve years later received the gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Hadid's untimely death left a fascinating and inspiring legacy. Meanwhile her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, continues to work on nearly a hundred projects worldwide. To remember her legacy, Spanish company Deimos Imaging has shared a series of photographs focusing on Hadid's work in five countries.

The images were captured by the Deimos-2 satellite, which was launched in 2014 and designed for very high-resolution Earth observation applications, providing multispectral images of just 75 centimeters per pixel. Hadid's incredible works take on a new dimension when you contemplate their proportions from the sky—or rather, from a satellite.

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion. Image © Deimos Imaging Sheikh Zayed Bridge. Image © Deimos Imaging Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Deimos Imaging Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Image © Deimos Imaging +26

Nonhyun Matryoshka / L’EAU design

20:00 - 20 March, 2017
Nonhyun Matryoshka / L’EAU design, © Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

© Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    18-2, Nonhyun-Dong, Gangnam-Gu - Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Dong-jin
  • Design Team

    Lee Sanghak, Ju Ikhyeon, Jung Donghui, Park Haein, Yoon Jihye, Kwon Jungyeol, Kim Minji
  • Area

    280.26 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Seoul’s New Community Art Complex Celebrates Cultural and Artistic Engagement

16:00 - 18 March, 2017
Seoul’s New Community Art Complex Celebrates Cultural and Artistic Engagement , Courtesy of Arcbody Architects
Courtesy of Arcbody Architects

A competition organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government for the design of a new local art complex has been won by Korean firm Arcbody Architects. The brief called for the development of a new cultural hub revolving around the arts, to capitalize on local historical infrastructure and provide opportunities for creative enjoyment, education, and research.

"Art complex, Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul will be a multiplex community hub that connects human, cultural organizations, schools and academic associations with the art archive as the medium and aims to be a space for creative and artistic social activities,” explained the architects. 

Courtesy of Arcbody Architects Courtesy of Arcbody Architects Courtesy of Arcbody Architects Courtesy of Arcbody Architects +13

The First House in Hyochangdong / B.U.S Architecture

19:00 - 13 March, 2017
The First House in Hyochangdong / B.U.S Architecture, © Kyung Roh
© Kyung Roh

© Kyung Roh © Kyung Roh © Kyung Roh © Kyung Roh +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hyochang-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jihyun Park, Seonghak Cho
  • Designers

    Byungyup Lee, Hyemee Park
  • Area

    120.25 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

A Blend of Past and Future - KCAP's Competition-Winning District for Seoul

16:00 - 11 March, 2017
A Blend of Past and Future - KCAP's Competition-Winning District for Seoul, The scheme's massing responds to the rhythm of surrounding streets. Image Courtesy of KCAP
The scheme's massing responds to the rhythm of surrounding streets. Image Courtesy of KCAP

Rotterdam-based KCAP Architects and Planners have won an international competition to regenerate the ‘Sewoon District 4’ area in the South Korean capital of Seoul. KCAP’s proposal, chosen amongst eight finalists, will see the development of a sustainable mixed use scheme blending future adaptability with respect for cultural heritage.

The March Rabbit / L'EAU design

20:00 - 20 February, 2017
The March Rabbit / L'EAU design, ©  Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

©  Kim Yongkwan ©  Kim Yongkwan ©  Kim Yongkwan ©  Kim Yongkwan +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Kim Dong-jin
  • Area

    8987.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Adidas Concept Store 'DAS 107 by kasina' / URBANTAINER

20:30 - 19 February, 2017
Adidas Concept Store 'DAS 107 by kasina' / URBANTAINER, © Young Kim Indiphos
© Young Kim Indiphos

© Young Kim Indiphos © Young Kim Indiphos © Young Kim Indiphos © Young Kim Indiphos +16

Common Ground / URBANTAINER

21:00 - 16 February, 2017
Common Ground / URBANTAINER

Common Ground / URBANTAINER Common Ground / URBANTAINER Common Ground / URBANTAINER Common Ground / URBANTAINER +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    17-1 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area

    5300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Morphosis Employs Fiber-Reinforced Facade for Kolon Headquarters in Seoul

12:30 - 10 February, 2017
Morphosis Employs Fiber-Reinforced Facade for Kolon Headquarters in Seoul, Exterior Perspective. Image © Morphosis Architects
Exterior Perspective. Image © Morphosis Architects

Morphosis Architects has revealed their designs for a new headquarters for manufacturing corporation The Kolon Group to be located in in emerging Magok district of Seoul, South Korea. Part of a revitalization effort fostered by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to turn the area into a new “industrial ecosystem,” the four-acre project will sit adjacent to Magok’s central park, becoming the district’s first major completed building.

Park View. Image © Morphosis Architects Exterior Approach. Image © Morphosis Architects Northwest Corner. Image © Morphosis Architects Interior Atrium. Image © Morphosis Architects +38

Juno Academy / SKM Architects

21:00 - 28 January, 2017
Juno Academy / SKM Architects, © Jaeyoung-Song
© Jaeyoung-Song

© Jaeyoung-Song © Kyungsub-Shin © Jaeyoung-Song © Kyungsub-Shin +24

Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects

19:08 - 24 January, 2017
Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects, Choi Moongyu H Music Library Seoul
Choi Moongyu H Music Library Seoul

The exhibition Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects is curated by Choi Won-joon and Luca Galofaro and showcases the work of six Korean architects selected among the most intriguing authors of the national architectural scenario.
Choi Moon-gyu (Ga.A Architects), Jang Yoon-gyoo ( Unsangdong Architects Cooperation), Kim Jong-kyu (M.A.R.U.), Kim Jun-sung (Architecture Studio hANd), Kim Seung-hoy ( KYWC Architects), Kim Young-joon (YO2 Architects) set up their independent practices in the 1990s and early 2000s, an era marked by political and cultural freedom in the country.