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,
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, , 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 +  + Kyoungtae Kim
Location: Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul,
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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New York 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

Infinity Tower / GDS Architects. Image Courtesy of

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 LED 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
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 Korea
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: , Korea
Client: Amorepacific
Area: 236,620 sqm
Photographs: Namgoong Sun

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History / JUNGLIM Architecture

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Architects: JUNGLIM Architecture
Location: Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Client: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Area: 6,444.7 sqm
Photographs: Namgoong Sun

Resort Hotel and Spa Proposal / Richard Meier & Partners

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Richard Meier & Partners just broke ground on the 150-room HH Resort Hotel and Spa, which is their first project in . Located in Gangneung, the new resort complex will be a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel composed of elegant guestrooms, a world class restaurant and a wellness spa that reflect the local culture, a banquet hall, amphitheater, exhibition hall, beach house and various amenities. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Heyri Theater / BCHO Architects

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Architects: BCHO Architects
Location: Gyeonggi, South
Year: 2013
Photographs: Wooseop Hwang

Chungha Building / MVRDV

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Architects: MVRDV
Location: , Korea
Co Architect & Project Management: InC Design
Consultants: Ain Construction, 1’st Structure, Total LED and M&S Ceramic
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

International Pavilion of Yeosu Expo / H Architecture

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Architects: H Architecture
Location: Yeosu, Korea
Architect In Charge: H Architecture
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of H Architecture

‘Mood Map’ Exhibit / E/B Office

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Built and exhibited at “Data Curation” in the Museum of Art at National University, ‘Mood Map’ visualizes the moods of Korean people in color and light through textual analysis of their Tweets on Twitter. Designed by E/B Office, they created a custom software program in Processing that will search and analyze Tweets in Korean language through the Twitter API. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Naegok V house / jhy architect & associates

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Architects: jhy architect & associates
Location: Seoul,
Architect In Charge: Joo Heon, Yu
Design Team: Seong woo, Park
Area: 294 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyung sub, Shin

Sejong Art Center Competition Entry / H Architecture + Haeahn Architecture

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The new cultural hub of city, the proposal for the Art Center features a 700 seat theater for classical concert, ballet and musical, a 300 seat black box theater, a cinema, gallery spaces, and a 1,500 seat opera theater as an extension. Designed by H Architecture + Haeahn Architecture, the project aims to embrace the polarity of the city and nature. It was initiated from a scrupulous speculation concerning the dichotomy between them since the site is located at the edge of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

A+animal Hospital / jhy architect & associates

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Architects: jhy architect & associates
Location: Seodaemun-gu, Seoul,
Design Team: Seong woo, Park
Area: 53 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyung sub, Shin