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KPOP Curve / Moon Hoon

  • 01:00 - 30 May, 2014
KPOP Curve / Moon Hoon
© Nam Goong Sun
© Nam Goong Sun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seongnam-si, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Kim Sookhee, Jang Dukhyun, Kim Taehyeong, Lee byungyeup, Song Juneui
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year


© Nam Goong Sun © Nam Goong Sun © Nam Goong Sun © Nam Goong Sun + 47

  • Structure engineering

  • Construction

  • Mechanical/Electric engineer

    Guekdong engineering
  • Site Area

    265 sqm
  • Budget

    900 million KRW
  • Client

    PLANTYNET Co., Ltd.
© Nam Goong Sun
© Nam Goong Sun

Text description provided by the architects. Baekhyeon-dong is divided in almost equal parts by its main café street. The buildings in the surrounding areas are similarly subdivided by their function; the lower and ground levels are commercial, and the first and second levels are typically residential.


Amidst this sea of homogeneity, these structures engage in a quiet struggle for distinction, through the variation of form and materials, Of these, the building at street address number 582 is a music agency owned by an IT company. Sitting at a fortuitous corner, it serves as a rare contrast to the numerous other constructions in Baekhyeon-dong that fail to make the most of their locations.

© Nam Goong Sun
© Nam Goong Sun

The project was pretty much unrestricted, apart from the two requests: to create the most outstanding building in the entire region, and to make the rooftop spacious enough to accommodate parties. My biggest concerns for the project were to maximize of its character, corner, in the most impressive manner possible, and to create a natural flow of circulation leading up to the structure’s rooftop.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Amongst a variety of options, I chose to go with curved walls, which created the illusion of two-side walls forming a continual whole, as well as two different roads appearing as one. The resulting scene played out have a unique design, as well as linking the building to its context. A stage was inserted into the curved surface, next to the stairs climbing up to and above it, here moulding the streets into seats for the audience and the staircase as alcoves.

© Nam Goong Sun
© Nam Goong Sun

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Cite: "KPOP Curve / Moon Hoon" 30 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884