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  7. The Yellow Diamond / Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + UnSangDong Architects

The Yellow Diamond / Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + UnSangDong Architects

  • 00:00 - 1 May, 2011
The Yellow Diamond / Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + UnSangDong Architects
The Yellow Diamond / Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + UnSangDong Architects, Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects
Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects

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  • Architects

    Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects
  • Location

    Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Design Team

     Jun Mitsui, Nicolai Kruger, Ray Wu, Minsu Kim, Yoshie Shinbo, Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon, Lee Soon Phyo, Moon Sang Ho, Kim Se Jin, Kim Bong Kyun, Kang Seung Hyun
  • Area

    4316.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010

Text description provided by the architects. The Yellow Diamond building’s triangular site is located in one of the most dynamic, creative districts in Seoul. Surrounded by several universities, the area has an energy and sense that anything is possible. I felt that uninhibited artistic expression was appropriate for the site. I also wanted to celebrate and inspire the tenants that may occupy this building in the future.

Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects
Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects

It is envisioned as a center where emerging artists can promote their work. A combination of bright color and rhythm will give the building the impact to support its proposed use. The exterior is angled planes of gold-yellow frit-pattern glass representing a unique gem. As the visitors approach from either direction, they encounter changing sparkle and enjoy glimpses into the retail spaces. The public passage through the building draws pedestrians inside, heightening the intrigue to explore the creative spaces within.

Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects
Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects

Ms. Myung Hee Chang together with Sangji Corporation (the building owners) are the true visionaries for this project. I am impressed with their desire to develop a challenging, high-design image while responding positively to the existing roughness of the site.

Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects
Courtesy of Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + Unsangdong Architects

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Cite: "The Yellow Diamond / Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects + UnSangDong Architects" 01 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/130815/the-yellow-diamond-jun-mitsui-associates-architects-unsangdong-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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