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  7. House of Dior Seoul / Christian de Portzamparc

House of Dior Seoul / Christian de Portzamparc

  • 19:00 - 25 October, 2015
House of Dior Seoul / Christian de Portzamparc
House of Dior Seoul / Christian de Portzamparc, © Nicolás Borel
© Nicolás Borel

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      • GFRP Façade Development

        DPJ & Partners, Architecture Design Base
      • Structural Engineer

        CS Structural Engineering
      • GFRP Façade Quality Control

        Bureau Veritas
      • Lighting Designer

        L’Observatoire International
      • Main Contractor

        Kolon Global Corporation
      • GFRP Façade Sub-contractor

        Design Base
      • Metal Façade & Curtain Wall Sub-contractor

        Iljin Unisco
      • More Specs Less Specs
      © Nicolás Borel
      © Nicolás Borel

      Text description provided by the architects. I wanted the building to represent Dior and to reflect Christian Dior’s work. So I wanted the surfaces to flow, like the couturier’s soft, woven white cotton fabric. These surfaces, which soar into the sky and undulate as if in motion, crossed by a few lines, are made from long moulded fiber glass shells, fitted together with aircraft precision.

      © Nicolás Borel
      © Nicolás Borel
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      © Nicolás Borel

      In Seoul, where the quadrangular buildings align with the avenue, and which are all occupied by leading international fashion labels, the building stands out like a large sculptural tribute to Dior, inviting everyone to step inside.

      © Christian de Portzamparc
      © Christian de Portzamparc

      The entrance, where two shells come together, is a sort of modern lancet arch, in which two metal mesh surfaces cross in line with the clothing metaphor. Once inside, the customer makes a succession of discoveries – a feature typical of the interiors designed by Peter Marino.

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      © Nicolás Borel

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      Cite: "House of Dior Seoul / Christian de Portzamparc" 25 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775902/house-of-dior-seoul-christian-de-portzamparc/> ISSN 0719-8884
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