Branksome Hall Asia Jeju Global Education City / Samoo Architects & Engineers

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Architects: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Location: , Jeju-do,
Collaboration: MKPL Architects, Sun Architects & Engineers
Area: 69,604 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Young Chae Park

Vi-Sang House / Moon Hoon

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Architects: Moon Hoon
Location: , Korea
Architect In Charge: Moon-Hoon
Design Team: Lee Juhee
Area: 10,775.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Namgoong Sun

Performing Arts Studio of the National Theatre of Korea Second Prize Winning Proposal / Archiplan

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Designed by Archiplan, their second prize winning proposal for the Performing Arts Studio of the National Theatre of Korea is an extension design concept for the performers practice facilities in the basement of the existing plaza. The main issue is the vitalization of the environment which is now ‘blocked’ by the retaining wall on the edge of the main road and by the steep slope that makes a disconnection of the site. By embracing art, culture, and the city itself, this proposal connects the two-dimensional old theatre-plaza and the nearby park to link the performer and the citizens while allowing the art and culture flow well. More images and architects’ description after the break.

2018 Pyeongchang Speedskating Arena Proposal / Idea Image Institute of Architects

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As the main ice sports facility for the 2018 Pyeongchang winter olympic games, the master plan proposal by Idea Image Institute of Architects (IIIA) has expressed local natural specific characteristics which is very beautiful and clean based on the New horizons, which is the vision of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games. Their design concept for the speed skating arena has beautiful shapes inspired by dynamic movement of speed skaters. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Living Knot / Polymur

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Architects: Polymur
Location: Gangneung,
Architect In Charge: Homin Kim, Chris YooHeekyung Mun, Sangki Lee, Wonil Kim, Suki Kwon, Chawon Go
Design Team: Suki Kwon, Heekyung Mun, Sangki Lee, Wonil Kim, Chawon Go
Area: 16,101 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

Daum Space.1 / Mass Studies

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Architects: Mass Studies
Location: Jeju Province,
Architect In Charge: Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park
Design Team: Kim, Jisoo Kim, Sungpil Won, Nikolas Urano, Sebastien Soan, Junghye Bae, Jangwon Choi, Kwonwoong Lim, Youngjoon Chung, Bhujon Kang, Zongxoo U, Taehoon Hwang, Sangkyu Jeon, Younkyoung Shin, Vin kim, Daeun Jeong, Yuseok Heo, Kyungmok Park, Wonbang Kim, Jieun Lee, Sanghoon Lee, Songmin Lee
Area: 1,095,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin, Yong-Kwan Kim

Busan Cinema Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au

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Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal / Ceo: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Michael Volk
Project Architect: Günther Weber
Design Architects: Martin Oberascher, Jörg Hugo
Project Team: Sergio Gonzalez, Rob Henderson, Guthu Hallstein, Matt Kirkham, Veronica Janovska, Dieter Segerer, Markus Baumann, Jasmin Dieterle, Anja Sorger, Jana Kucerova, Jan Brosch, Ivana Jug
Client: Municipality of : Kim, Byung-Heui; Cho, Seung-Ho; Chai, Young-Eeon; Seo, Myoung Seok
Year: 2012
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba, Courtesy of

Art and Crafts Studios / poly.m.ur

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Architects: poly.m.ur
Location: Chungcheongnamdo, Korea
Architect In Charge: Homin Kim, Chris Yoo
Design Team: Seok Yoon, Heekyung Moon, Wonil Kim, Suki Kwon
Area: 3,802.45 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

Pinocchio / UTAA

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Architects: UTAA
Location: Gyeonggi-do,
Area: 495 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jin Hyo-suk

Gangjin Children Center / JYA-RCHITECTS

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Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
Location: Gangjin,
Architect In Charge:
Structure: HM
Area: 223 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hwang Hyochel, Courtesy of JYA-RCHITECTS

Neil Barrett ‘Shop in Shop’ / Zaha Hadid Architects

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Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the ‘Shop in Shop’ concept for Neil Barrett is based on a singular, cohesive project that is divided into sixteen separate pieces. Specific pieces have then been selected and installed into each of the four Neil Barrett Shop in Shop’s in Seoul, and also into the shop; creating a unique display landscape within each store. The pieces have been carved and molded from the original solid as pairs that define each other to create an artificial landscape that unfolds multiple layers for display. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architects

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Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architects
Location: Jeollanam-do,
Area: 57 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hwang Hyochel,

Boseong House / UTAA

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Architects: UTAA
Location: Boseong, Jeollanam-do,
Design Team: Kim Chang-gyun, Choi Byung-yong, Jang Geun-yong, Pyeon Hye-sook
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hwang Hyo-chel

Model Home Gallery / NADAAA

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Architects: NADAAA
Location: , South Korea
Principals In Charge: Nader Tehrani, Katie Faulkner, AIA
Project Coordinator: Kevin Lee
Project Team: : Dan Gallagher, Ellee Lee, Richard Lee, John Houser, Ryan Murphy, Samuel Jacobson, Tom Beresford, Tim Wong
Area: 105000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Horner

Choonwondang Oriental Clinic & Museum / Doojin Hwang Architects

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Architects: Doojin Hwang Architects
Location: , Korea
Design Team: Hajeong Lim, Soohyun Kim, Sun Hur, Euijin Park
Area: 1882.52 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Youngchae Park

Cocobruni / studioVASE

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Architects: studioVASE
Location: Jongno-gu, , Korea
Area: 441.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of studioVASE

New National Contemporary Art Storage of Korea Competition Entry / PWFERRETTO

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With the proposal title of ‘Expose the Structural DNA’, PWFERRETTO’s design for a new National Contemporary Art Storage of Korea amplifies the power of the existing structure by revealing its bare structural logic. Their main goals are to create an engaging experience and relate to the visitor in a more raw and immediate way, which makes it different from a museum. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Net Zero Energy House / Lifethings

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Architects: Lifethings
Location: GyeongSangNam-do
Architect In Charge:
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin