Cherry Blossom House / TRU Architects

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Architects: TRU Architects
Architects In Charge: Cho, Sungik, AIA
Area: 132 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of TRU Architects

ArchiPlan Wins Competition to Design Kim Tschang-Yeul Art Museum

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ArchiPlan has won first prize in an international competition for a contemporary art museum designed solely for the work of Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul. Slated for completion in 2015 on the volcanic Jeju Island, a province in South , the single-story museum is designed to be the physical manifestation of Kim’s philosophy regarding the water drop.

“We spent a long time understanding [Kim] – understanding his life, intention and his philosophy,” described the architects. “It is necessary to transform his philosophy into a constructed architectural space.”

Neulsam Church / Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A

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Architects: Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A
Location: ,
Area: 735 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Park Youngchae

Mun Jeong Heon / A.M Architects

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Architects: A.M Architects
Location: Bongsan-myeon, , Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Architect In Charge: Kim Tae Yun
Area: 99 sqm
Photographs: Kim Jae Kyeong

Le Petit Mont / Chiasmus Partners

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Architects: Chiasmus Partners
Location: , Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Design Team: Hyunho Lee AIA, James Wei Ke, Kyungmin Kim, Kiryung Kim, Narae Yang
Area: 175 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Youngchae Park

SM’1 House / SUN Architects & Engineers

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Architects: SUN Architects & Engineers
Location: , Jeju-do,
Architect In Charge: Eunsoo Sun, Seungjong Kang
Area: 243 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Seunghoon Yum, Eunsoo Sun

HUB / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

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Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
Location: Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South
Design Team: HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Huh, Insil Son, Jaehong Park, Moonchul Choi, Sunkeun Hwang, Seungho Ham
Area: 3,200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jihye Choi, Youngchae Park

9X9 Experimental House / Studio Archiholic

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Architects: Studio Archiholic
Location: , South Korea
Architect In Charge: Younghan Chung
Design Team: Boram Kim
Area: 93 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kim Jaekyeong

Four Architectural Innovations Make Time’s Top 25 Inventions For 2013

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Last week Time Magazine released their list of the top 25 inventions of 2013. The list covers both fun and life-changing new ideas, covering everything from the Cronut to the Artificial Pancreas – but there are also four architectural innovations that made the prestigious list. Find out more about them after the break.

Winning Entry for New Pottery Museum in South Korea / PWFERRETTO + UTOP

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Seoul-based architectural firms, PWFERRETTO + UTOP, were recently selected winners of a competition commissioning a new pottery museum in the Goheung region of South Korea. The winning entry extends the museum experience throughout the 97,000 square meter site and is organized around four concepts, “genius loci, traditional village, landmark roof and nature journey.”

Sly House / URCODE Architecture

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Architects: URCODE Architecture
Location: Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Architect In Charge: Hoon Shin
Area: 261 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kyung-Sub Shin

Velo Towers / Asymptote Architecture

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Asymptote‘s Velo Towers, designed for the Yongsan master plan in Seoul, Korea, are formed by vertical cluster of cylindrical volumes which were strategically stacked and rotated to maximize views, privacy and environmental conditions. Consisting of eight distinct residential components, each cluster is carefully choreographed to establish a strong visual connection with the adjacent Yongsan Park and distant Han River. These clusters are complimented by a series of roof gardens, shared amenities and internal circulation spaces centered around light filled open atriums.

House in Hyojadong / Min Soh + Gusang Architectural Group + Kyoungtae Kim

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Architects: Min Soh + Gusang Architectural Group + Kyoungtae Kim
Location: Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, , South
Principal: Jin Hee Cho
Design Team: Min Soh, Jin Hee Cho, Kyoungtae Kim, Sung Young Kim, Kyoungdon Kim, Hannah Lee
Area: 254.12 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Namgoong Sun

Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture

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based Asymptote Architecture have unveiled designs for a new Centre of Performing Arts in Sejong, South Korea. Described as celebrating “the cities emergence and growth as a place of stature and culture,” the arts centre is designed to “seamlessly connect to the city fabric.” Containing two theaters, the program of the building has been designed to create a unified experience, allowing for a “powerful and ‘episodic’ interiority and experience.”

Invisible Skyscraper Unveiled for Seoul

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California-based GDS Architects‘ new proposal, dubbed Infinity Tower, is designed to disappear from its Korean skyline. How? Cameras will be mounted at six strategic points; thousands of screens on the facade will then broadcast the real-time photos captured and logged by the cameras. Though no estimated completion date has been announced, the developers have received construction permits to break ground. More about this incredible vanishing act and how it’s done at Fast Co-Design.

Jaehoon’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio

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Location: Seoul, South Korea
Architect In Charge: Kim Jae-Kwan
Construction: Kim Jae-Kwan. Lee GI-Joo, Kim Tae-Hwan
Area: 298 sqm
Photographs: Park Young-Che, Courtesy of Moohoi Architecture Studio

Conan House / Moon Hoon

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Architects: Moon Hoon
Location: Bangdong, South
Area: 105.3 sqm
Photographs: Nam Goung Son

Amore Pacific Beauty Campus / JUNGLIM Architecture + M.A.R.U Architecture

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Architects: JUNGLIM Architecture + M.A.R.U Architecture
Location: Gyeonggi-do,
Client: Amorepacific
Area: 236,620 sqm
Photographs: Namgoong Sun