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Osulloc Tea House Pavilions / Mass Studies

  • Architects: Mass Studies
  • Location: Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park, Joungwon Lee, Hyunseok Jung, Jonghwa Hong, Kwonwoong Lim, Soo hyun Jin, Daehyun Kim
  • Area: 1452.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yong-Kwan Kim

© Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim

Tall Tinder: Are Wooden Skyscrapers Really Fire Safe?

While interest in tall timber buildings continues to grow, there still remains one obvious concern: combustibility. So how safe are timber structures really? Arup Connect spoke with Robert Gerard, a fire engineer in Arup’s San Francisco office, to find out how high-rise wood buildings take fire safety into account.

Vin Rouge Headquarter / Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A.

  • Architects: Lee Eunseok, K.O.M.A.
  • Location: 529-4 Gwacheon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area: 497.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A.

Courtesy of Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A. Courtesy of Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A. Courtesy of Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A. Courtesy of Lee Eunseok + K.O.M.A.

Six Essential Materials & The Architects That Love Them

In case you missed it, we’re re-publishing this popular post for your material pleasure. Enjoy!

To celebrate the recent launch of our US product catalog, ArchDaily Materials, we've coupled six iconic architects with what we deem to be their favourite or most frequently used material. From Oscar Neimeyer's sinuous use of concrete to Kengo Kuma's innovative use of wood, which materials define some of the world's best known architects?

Cherry Blossom House / TRU Architects

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Solid Technology Headquarters / WeeAssociates

  • Architects: WeeAssociates
  • Location: Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team: Yu Jung Wee, Suk Joon Roh
  • Area: 7400.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of WeeAssociates

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Mun Jeong Heon / A.M Architects

  • Architects: A.M Architects
  • Location: Bongsan-myeon, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Kim Tae Yun
  • Area: 99.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Kim Jae Kyeong

© Kim Jae Kyeong © Kim Jae Kyeong © Kim Jae Kyeong © Kim Jae Kyeong

The Number 6 / Building

© Piero Ottaviano
© Piero Ottaviano
  • Architects: Building
  • Location: Via Alfieri, 6, 10121 Torino, Italy
  • Design Team: Building Engineering
  • Area: 9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Piero Ottaviano

© Piero Ottaviano © Piero Ottaviano © Piero Ottaviano © Piero Ottaviano

Le Petit Mont / Chiasmus Partners

  • Architects: Chiasmus Partners
  • Location: Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team: Hyunho Lee AIA, James Wei Ke, Kyungmin Kim, Kiryung Kim, Narae Yang
  • Area: 175.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park

Sauna Tonttu / OOPEAA

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Location: 63800 Soini, Finland
  • Architect In Charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Builders: tmi Petri Piipponen
  • Area: 16.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Mikko Auerniitty

©  Mikko Auerniitty ©  Mikko Auerniitty ©  Mikko Auerniitty ©  Mikko Auerniitty

Kärsämäki Church / OOPEAA

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Location: Pappilankuja 24, 86710 Kärsämäki, Finland
  • Architect In Charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Building: Parish of Kärsämäki
  • Engineering: Jussi Tervaoja, architect, DI
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004
  • Photographs: Jussi Tiainen

© Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen

House With a Yard / Smart Architecture

  • Architects: Smart Architecture
  • Location: Daegu, South Korea
  • Area: 600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jung-shik Moon

© Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon

The Vertical Forest / Waterfrom Design

  • Architects: Waterfrom Design
  • Location: Taiwan
  • Area: 926.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Kuomin Lee

© Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee

HUB / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

© Jihye Choi
© Jihye Choi
  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Location: 5 Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team: HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Huh, Insil Son, Jaehong Park, Moonchul Choi, Sunkeun Hwang, Seungho Ham
  • Area: 3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jihye Choi, Youngchae Park

© Jihye Choi © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Jihye Choi

SCL – Seoul Creative Lab / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Location: 5 Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team: HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Huh, Insil Son, Jaehong Mik, Moonchul Choi, Sunkeun Hwang, Seungho Ham, Hyuntak Cho
  • Area: 600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park, Jihye Choi

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park

Easy House / TRU Architects

  • Architects: TRU Architects
  • Location: Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Cho, Sungik, AIA
  • Area: 217.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of TRU Architects

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Mug Hakdong / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Location: 13 Hakdong-ri, Dongbu-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
  • Design Team: HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Huh, Insil Son, Yoonseop Chang, Myungsoon Lee
  • Area: 397.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Wood

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: wood. Check out the projects after the break...