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Fortress Brick House / Wise Architecture

  • Architects: Wise Architecture
  • Location: Sindang, Sindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area: 454.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Roh Kyung

© Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung

Transparent Landscape / UnSangDong Architects

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Casa Geometrica / JOHO Architecture

© Sun Namgoong
© Sun Namgoong
  • Architects: JOHO Architecture
  • Location: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Jeonghoon LEE
  • Design Team: Il-Sang Yoon, Gae-hee Cho, Moonyoung Jeong
  • Area: 179.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sun Namgoong, Courtesy of JOHO Architecture

© Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong

Seongdong Cultural & Welfare Center / UnSangDong Architects

  • Architects: UnSangDong Architects
  • Location: Seongsu, 300-1 Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon
  • Design Team: Kim Sung Min, Kim Min Tae, Seo Hye Lim, Ryu Sam Yeol, Ahn Hye Joon, Kim Won Il, Ahn Boo Young, Kim Mi Jung, Jo Eun Chong
  • Area: 1014.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Time Stacking House / JOHO Architecture

  • Architects: JOHO Architecture
  • Location: 78-3 Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Jeonghoon LEE
  • Area: 98.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sun Namgoong, Courtesy of JOHO Architecture

© Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong

Buam-dong House / JYA-RCHITECTS

  • Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
  • Location: Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Construction: Team of Ra kwonsu
  • Area: 92.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hwang hyochel

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

Arumjigi Building / Kim Jongkyu + m.a.r.u.network

  • Architects: Kim Jongkyu, m.a.r.u.network
  • Location: 35-32 Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Kim Jongkyu , Choi Jonghoon
  • Design Team: Jang Byul, Choi Sunwoo, Jung Youngju, Jung Eunju
  • Area: 1190.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Kyungsub Shin, Jonathan Lovekin

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

Part to Whole / HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS

  • Architects: HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS
  • Location: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul , South Korea
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

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

LOISIR / Nordic Bros. Design Community

  • Architects: Nordic Bros. Design Community
  • Location: 7 Itaewon-ro 55na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Yong-hwan Shin
  • Constructor: Nordic Bros. Design Community / Seong-Won Park
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Nordic Bros. Design Community

Courtesy of Nordic Bros. Design Community Courtesy of Nordic Bros. Design Community Courtesy of Nordic Bros. Design Community Courtesy of Nordic Bros. Design Community

"Seoul: Towards a Meta-City" Exhibition Opens in Berlin

On Thursday, the Aedes Network Campus Berlin (ANCB) Metropolitan Laboratory hosted a symposium to mark the opening of the exhibition "Seoul: Towards a New City," in collaboration with the City of Seoul. The city has identified three key objectives to help them strike a balance between restoration and change when moving forward with future development: revival of history, restoration of nature, and renewal of people's lives. Seven projects that reflect these goals are on display at the exhibition. For more details, continue reading after the break.

Chinese Boxes / thescape

  • Architects: thescape
  • Location: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: KyungHwan Chun (jaeminahyo.com)
  • Area: 237.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: SungKyung Choi

© SungKyung Choi © SungKyung Choi © SungKyung Choi © SungKyung Choi

Hyundai Card Travel Library / Wonderwall

© Nacása & Partners Inc. © Nacása & Partners Inc. © Nacása & Partners Inc. © Nacása & Partners Inc.

PWFERRETTO Propose an "Active Monument" as Seoul's Seosomun Memorial Park

PWFERRETTO, a practice split between London and Seoul, have won second place in a competition to design the National Park and Memorial in the Republic of Korea's capital. In materialising the boundary of the site into an "active monument" that reconnects the forgotten history of the park into "a memorial for the Catholic martyrs who lost their life fighting for their beliefs," the design hinges around the site's constant struggle between belonging and being excluded from the city it is a part of. This paradoxical "inclusive / exclusive" premise is the starting point for the designers' conceptual approach.

Church Interior. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects View of the Church and main Plaza. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects Sunken Plaza. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects Model. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects

"Expansion and Conflict": 13th International Docomomo Conference 2014

How has the advancement of the Modern Movement design ethos, through geo-political expansion from the Western world, challenged the cultural foundation and aesthetic heritage of Asia?

Joseph Rykwert among the Winners of the 2014 UIA Prizes

At the UIA World Congress last week, Joseph Rykwert was awarded the Jean Tschumi Prize for his work in architectural criticism and teaching over the past six decades. The prize adds to a fantastic year for Rykwert in which he received the RIBA Gold Medal and was awarded a CBE by the Queen. Read on after the break for all the winners of the 2014 UIA Prizes.

KPF's Lotte World Tower Jeopardized by Mysterious Sinkholes

Construction is well underway for KPF's Lotte World Tower in Seoul, however the mysterious appearance of sinkholes in the surrounding area - as reported by CNN - has brought on a slew of safety concerns. Authorities have been unable to determine the cause of the sinkholes which have appeared in a number of locations around Seoul's Songpa District, although they have ruled out sewerage as a possibility. To learn more about the bizarre phenomenon putting the 123-story tower under scrutiny, click here.

UNStudio Revamps Hanwha Offices with Shimmering LED Facade

Exterior View- Night. Image Courtesy of UNstudio
Exterior View- Night. Image Courtesy of UNstudio

With a glittering exterior that benefits both the interior and the exterior, UNStudio’s renovation proposal for Hanwha headquarters has recently won them first place in a competition to redesign the company’s office tower. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the tower is sited in the busy Cheonggyecheon district of the city. The new design will help to visually reestablish Hanwha as a leader in environmental technology, both in Korea and internationally.

Mondang / AnLstudio

  • Architects: AnLstudio
  • Location: Jongno 5(o)-ga, 124-8 Jongno 5(o)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area: 34.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Inigo Bujedo Aguirre

© Inigo Bujedo Aguirre © Inigo Bujedo Aguirre © Inigo Bujedo Aguirre © Inigo Bujedo Aguirre