Poroscape / Younghan Chung + Studio Archiholic

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Location: Jongrogu, Seoul, Korea
Architect In Charge: Younghan Chung
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 191.12 sqm
Photographs: Kim Jae kyeong, Park Jong min

AD Round Up: Architecture in South Korea

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For today’s AD Round Up we have five great projects from . The main image belongs to iArc’s Incheon Tri-bowl, an amazing pavilion completed in 2010. Check out,  Z-House designed by Hohyun Park+Hyunjoo Kim or Pan Gyo Housing by MACK Architect(s), a low-density and sustainable community near . Revisit AnL studio’s Oceanscope, a public observatory deck made of recycled materials. Finally, you can’t miss the retail project, Galleria Centercity designed by UNstudio.

Miega / BANG by MIN-Sae Min Oh

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Architects: BANG by MIN (Sae Min Oh)
Location: Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, , Korea
Design Team: Changwook Kwak, Hyunduck Yoo
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 124.81 sqm
Photographs: Jungwoo Choi, Jaeyoon Kim

Seoul Memorial Park / Haeahn Architecture

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Architects: Haeahn Architecture
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Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Park Young-chae

House of San-jo / Studio Gaon

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Architects: Studio Gaon
Location: 162 Hwaam-dong, Buk-gu, , South Korea
Project Team: Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Sungpil Lee, Seongwon Son, Haelee Jung, Aemilia Ross
Architects: Hyungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Youngchae Park

Seoul Floating Islands / Haeahn Architecture + H Architecture

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Architects: Haeahn Architecture + H Architecture
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Haeahn Architecture

Busan Lotte Town Tower / SOM

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Currently under construction, SOM’s Lotte Town Tower  in , South Korea stands over its adjacent waterfront as the new gateway to East Asia. Rising 510 meters, this mixed-use tower will add 6.3 million square feet to this bustling port city. A unique setback language defines its massing that is derived from numerous influences including the compact site, complex program, and optimization of views. The tower will incorporate numerous sustainable features and an efficient concrete structural system that maximizes the efficiency of the 107 floors. More details after the break.

MVRDV presents “Welcome to the Vertical Village” in Seoul

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“Welcome to the Vertical Village” is a new exhibition now open until October 7th at Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea.  The show is orchestrated by MVRDV and The Why Factory and is on its second run since opening in Taipei.  Each city has experience a different design of the exhibit, which allows visitors to walk through a giant model of a possible Vertical Village and experience the spatial richness and three dimensionality.  The exhibit explores “a city under rapid transformation” and the alternative to the “block attack” to find the ideal built environment.  The show features films, outdoor sculpture and a giant vertical village composed of more than 700 objects.
More on the exhibition after the break.

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition

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As a main event of the 2012 Architectural Culture Biennale, the committee just launched the International Architectural Competition for a Public Library in Daegu, Korea. Open to all unregistered or registered architects and students of architecture schools from all over the world, the winning prize money for 1st place is USD $30,000 with the opportunity to join the further design development of the library after the competition. All participants must register by July 30 with submissions due September 10. For more information, please visit here.

Naver Line Square / Urbantainer

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Architects: Urbantainer
Location: , South Korea
Design Team: Jiwon Baik, Younjin Jeong, Gayoung Lee, Sujung Lee, Hyeseong Lee
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Urbantainer

Social Community Center / PRAUD

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Designed by PRAUD, the idea behind their proposal for the Social Community Center is to create a space for various groups of the society; youth, women, family, handicap, and children. Instead of trying to put those groups into a single box, they emphasize the individuality of them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Korea Hydro Nuclear Power Headquarters / H Architecture

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This city of Gyeongju in is going to accommodate a new headquarters for the Korea Hydro Nuclear Power (KHNP) Company, one of the nation’s most advanced energy institutions. Designed by H Architecture, the project is to be built on the site surrounded by rich historical heritage and is required to represent KHNP’s dynamic pursuit to purvey the world’s cleanest and safest methods of producing energy. Alongside the historical context, the new KHNP headquarters must also consider the rural, mountainous landscape of the site, which lies low at the center surrounded by adjacent small mountains. More images and architects’ description after the break.

GWELL / JDS

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Architects: JDS; Partners in Charge Henning Stüben, Julien De Smedt
Location: Gangnam Bogeumjari District in ,
Client: Shinyoung
Collaborators: Junglim Architects
Area: 38,000 m2
Budget: 33 million euros
Project Leader: Heechan Park
Team: Byeongmoo Moo, Francisco Villeda, Amanda Ripoll, Chris Zhongtian Yuan, Marvin Philipp, Mathilde Claus
Construction: Autumn 2012

JDS has been commissioned to design a hybrid office and hotel, the Officetel Building, for the new development area of Gangnam Bogeumjari District in Seoul, South Korea.  The interesting mixed program, which includes retail, amenities and 700 compact living spaces, has resulted in a textured facade that responds to contextual issues such as sight lines and expose to natural light.

More about the project after the break.

The Creators Project: Mass Studies Visit

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The Creators Project, VICE and Intel’s art and technology initiative, recently visited Mass Studies, a world-famed Korean architecture firm in . They spoke to the company’s founder Minsuk Cho who explained how their ultimate goal is to shape a community through space. The vast scope of their work, informed by both pre and post-urbanized Korea can be seen in this video interview here.

Daegu Color Square Stadium Mall / Jerde

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Architects: Jerde
Location: Daegu,
Completion: 2011
Area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Jerde

 

Diagonal Tower / SOM

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SOM’s new 64-storey Diagonal Tower to be located in the developing commercial and mixed-use Yongsan International Business District in the heart of , , exudes a modern take on structural expressionism.  The tower progressively addresses the critical issues associated with skyscraper design in an iconic and refined manner. From structural and energy efficiency to reduced construction costs that the tower must meet, SOM have strove to integrate these aspects holistically into the overall aesthetics. More details after the break.

D-Cube City / Jerde

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Architect: Jerde
Location: Seoul,
Year: 2011
Area: 320,000 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Kawano

Block H of the Yongsan International Business District (YIBD) / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) shared with us their design proposal for Block H of the (YIBD) in . The goal of YIBD is to create a new symbol for the 21st Century city; a new urban center that will include international business, living, entertainment, and shopping. Scheduled for completion in 2016, Block H consists of a luxury 5-Star hotel and high-end serviced residential building containing 167,225 square meters of space. More images and architects’ description after the break.