SM’1 House / SUN Architects & Engineers

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Architects: SUN Architects & Engineers
Location: , Jeju-do, South Korea
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: Gyeonggi-do, 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: , , 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, , 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 +
Location: Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, , South Korea
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

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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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Architects: Moohoi Architecture Studio
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: , 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: -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 South Korea. 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