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MMCA Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art / Hyunjun Mihn + mp_art architects

21:00 - 21 October, 2015
MMCA Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art  /  Hyunjun Mihn + mp_art architects  , © Hyunjun Mihn
© Hyunjun Mihn

© Myung Rye Park © Myung Rye Park © Jongoh Kim © Jongoh Kim +31

Sorgo Arts School / design studio in tu:ne

19:00 - 9 October, 2015
Sorgo Arts School / design studio in tu:ne, © Yongkyu Lee
© Yongkyu Lee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Hyungsuk Kang, Seoungkyung Shin
  • Area

    330.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Yongkyu Lee © Yongkyu Lee © Yongkyu Lee © Yongkyu Lee +20

AlpenRoute Village / Minsoo Lee + Studio Unmet

20:00 - 5 October, 2015
AlpenRoute Village / Minsoo Lee + Studio Unmet, © Studio Unmet
© Studio Unmet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Jiin Kang, Suhyun Song, Hyunyee Kim
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Studio Unmet © Studio Unmet © Studio Unmet © Studio Unmet +22

Hotel KHAN / AIN Group

19:00 - 29 September, 2015
Hotel KHAN / AIN Group, © Yoon Joonwhan
© Yoon Joonwhan

© Ryoo Inkeun © Yoon Joonwhan © Yoon Joonwhan © Yoon Joonwhan +30

50m2 House / OBBA

22:00 - 22 September, 2015
50m2 House / OBBA, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Partners in Charge

    Sojung Lee, Sangjoon Kwak
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin +23

Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled

06:00 - 11 September, 2015
Winning Design for Seoul's National Assembly Smart Work Center and Press Center Unveiled, Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture
Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture

South Korean Haeahn Architecture, in collaboration with New-York-based H Architecture, has won a competition to design the Smart Work Center and Press Center at the historic site of the National Assembly Complex in Yeoido, which is the largest island in the Han River in Seoul.

The 23,750-square-meter building will be flexible in its uses and support "legislative functions of the National Assembly." Overall it will “house five distinctive programs: a press center with a briefing room alongside a small broadcast facility with a workplace for reporters; a highly-equipped smart work center which serves as a remote workplace for commuting officers and Ministers for the government; supplementary office spaces; underground parking; and welfare facilities which will include a restaurant, a banquet hall, and a retail component that will be accessible to both government workers and the general public.”

Christian de Portzamparc’s House of Dior in Seoul Mirrors Ethereal Clothing Designs

06:00 - 31 August, 2015

Architect Christian de Portzamparc has completed construction on the new House of Dior in Seoul, South Korea. The building, which houses designs by Christian Dior, is based off of watercolor paintings and the concept of experimentation with light and shadows.

Open Call: Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition

06:00 - 11 August, 2015
Open Call: Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced its Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition, which seeks creative designs for the site of the former National Tax Service Building, as well as a greater conceptual blueprint for the central Seoul area.

Mise en Abyme / Studio GAON

19:00 - 3 August, 2015
Mise en Abyme / Studio GAON, © Young chae Park
© Young chae Park
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area

    176.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Young chae Park © Young chae Park © Young chae Park © Young chae Park +38

Creative House / Z_Lab

15:00 - 3 August, 2015
Creative House / Z_Lab, © Kim Jae-kyeong
© Kim Jae-kyeong
  • Architects

  • Location

    31 Jong-ro 48-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Lee Sang-muk , Noh Kyung-rok , Park Jung-hyun
  • Area

    29.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kim Jae-kyeong © Kim Jae-kyeong © Kim Jae-kyeong © Kim Jae-kyeong +25

The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines

09:30 - 8 July, 2015
The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines, Hong Kong Skyline. Image © Flickr CC user Brian H.Y
Hong Kong Skyline. Image © Flickr CC user Brian H.Y

Emporis, a German company that collects and distributes information on construction and the built environment, has released a ranking of the world’s 100 most visually impactful skylines, using statistical analysis to address a topic often made frustratingly subjective by civic pride. 

To create the rankings, Emporis used data from its archives to determine the number of high-rise buildings in the cities it studied, and applied a points system that gave each building a numerical value determined by the number of floors it has. To standardize their ranking process, the points system ignores spires and other ornament, and does not include television or antenna towers, masts, bridges, or similar architecture. 

Of the top 10 most impactful skylines, seven are in Asia, while North and South America combined have the other three. Notably, cities filled with rich architectural history fail to make the list, or fall surprisingly low in the rankings; London is number 44, Paris is ranked 66, and Rome does not make the cut. 

To see the top ten skylines, read on after the break, and click here to see Emporis' complete list.

Bati_rieul / L'EAU design

19:00 - 22 June, 2015
Bati_rieul / L'EAU design, © Park Wan-soon
© Park Wan-soon
  • Architects

  • Location

    9-12 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Dong-jin
  • Design Team

    Jeong Sunjun, Kim Taeyeon
  • Area

    743.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    20058
  • Photographs

© Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon +28

Dialogue in the Dark Bukchon / Wise Architecture

19:00 - 4 June, 2015
Dialogue in the Dark Bukchon / Wise Architecture, © Yongkwan Kim
© Yongkwan Kim

© Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim +35

Dongdaemun Design Plaza / Zaha Hadid Architects

15:00 - 31 May, 2015
Dongdaemun Design Plaza / Zaha Hadid Architects, ©  Virgile Simon Bertrand
©  Virgile Simon Bertrand
  • Architects

  • Location

    281 Euljiro-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Design Partners

    Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Leader

    Eddie Can Chiu-Fai
  • ZHA Project Managers

    Craig Kiner and Charles Walker
  • ZHA Project Team

    Kaloyan Erevinov, Hooman Talebi, Matthew Wong, Martin Self, Carlos S. Martinez, Camiel Weijenberg, Florian Goscheff, Maaike Hawinkels, Aditya Chandra, Andy Chang, Arianna Russo, Ayat Fadaifard, Josias Hamid, Shuojiong Zhang, Natalie Koerner, Jae Yoon Lee, Federico Rossi, John Klein, Chikara Inamura, Alan Lu
  • ZHA Competition Team

    Kaloyan Erevinov, Paloma Gormley, Hee Seung Lee, Kelly Lee, Andres Madrid, Deniz Manisali, Kevin McClellan, Claus Voigtmann, Maurits Fennis
  • Area

    89574.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

©  Virgile Simon Bertrand ©  Virgile Simon Bertrand ©  Virgile Simon Bertrand ©  Virgile Simon Bertrand +39

MVRDV to Transform Abandoned Highway in Seoul into Lush Skygarden

13:30 - 13 May, 2015
MVRDV to Transform Abandoned Highway in Seoul into Lush Skygarden, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has won a competition to transform an abandoned elevated highway next to Seoul's Central Station into a 938 meter-long skygarden. The ambitious project, dubbed the "Seoul Skygarden," aims to "build on the city's ambition to be greener, more attractive and more user-friendly," while acting as a catalyst for the surrounding neighborhoods. 254 species of trees, shrubs and flowers will take over the overpass, creating a unique "library of plants" organized according to the Korean alphabet. Even more, the skygarden will cut pedestrian commutes to the station by more than half, reducing the walk from 25 to 11 minutes. 

© MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV +7

‘The Rock’ Sangsu-dong office / designband YOAP architects

23:00 - 27 April, 2015
‘The Rock’ Sangsu-dong office / designband YOAP architects, © Shin Do Keun
© Shin Do Keun
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Shin, Hyun Bo; Ryu, In Keun; Kim, Doran
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Shin Do Keun © Shin Do Keun © Shin Do Keun © Shin Do Keun +64

Office PARK-NG / IROJE KHM Architects

20:00 - 27 April, 2015
Office PARK-NG / IROJE KHM Architects, © JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yeouido, 3 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team

    Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, Su Kyung-Jang
  • Contractor

    Jehyo
  • Area

    304.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim +22

Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International

20:00 - 10 April, 2015
Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International, © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio
© Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio

© Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio +27