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  5. Doojin Hwang Architects
  6. 2015
  7. Won & Won 63.5 / Doojin Hwang Architects

Won & Won 63.5 / Doojin Hwang Architects

  • 20:00 - 2 November, 2015
Won & Won 63.5 / Doojin Hwang Architects
Won & Won 63.5 / Doojin Hwang Architects, © Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

© Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan © Kim Yongkwan + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    143-6 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Hwang Doojin
  • Design Team

    Kim Yongjib, Cha Seonjoo, Choi Yuni, Choi Yuil, Yang Jeongwon, Son Joohui
  • Area

    4528.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Structure Engineer

    Eun Structure
  • Mechanical enginner

    SEIYON Mech.Eng.Co., Ltd
  • Electrical engineer

    SEJIN Elec.Eng. Co., Ltd
  • Construction

    EAN R&C
  • 15F Interior

    Tass Company
  • Sign & Graphic Design

    Twoplus
  • 15F Landscape Interior

    KNL
  • Client

    WON & WON HOLDINGS
  • Film Director

  • Director of Photography

    Choo Kyeonyeob
  • Assistant Director

    Yu Hongjae
  • Actor

    Kang Youngduk, Yoo Heejin
  • Crane

    Choi Jaeyoung
  • Harpsichord

    Ko Hyunjoo
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

Text description provided by the architects. Won & Won 63.5, a rental office and commercial building, is located in Gangnam. The name Won & Won 63.5 is a mixture of the clients' family name and the building's full height of 63.5m. The clients are interested in re-interpreting traditional design in a contemporary approach; they look for sensitive and detailed design, above the conventional market demands for the building type.

© Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

The most prominent visual characteristic of this 15-story building is the use of brick. The softness of the material and the human labor involved in the building process are the key aesthetical points. The middle section of the entire front facade is a porous brick wall with 50% porosity; it is a 'pixellated' wall, with bricks as pixels. The wall creates a sharp contrast between day and night, and works as an excellent sun screen, increasing the 'green' performance of this west-facing building. A group of openings on the wall in various sizes work as railings for the balconies behind; they also provide 'human presence' on the facade, an unusual feature for a building of this height and size. The signage design, fully integrated with architecture and lighting, pleasant and easy-to-read in the night as well.

© Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

The parking access is located at the lowest point on the front street, shortening the length of the ramp and lowering the entire parking system, so that its presence is minimized from the pedestrian point of view. A mezzanine floor on top of the parking system merges with the ground floor to create one large commercial space with double floor height directly accessible from the main street. Another unique feature is the sunken garden with a slope ceiling covered with super-mirror stainless panels, which works like a periscope, allowing the basement and the front street to exchange views. To the south of the building is a public pedestrian path, connecting Gangnamdaero in the front and the alley in the back. The railing along this path has an integrated indirect lighting, keeping the path safe in the night. Overall, the effort for efficient design for a rental building co-exists with the concern for public safety and amenity.

© Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan

The top story has a roof garden, similar to the courtyard of a c-shaped Hanok; the FAR has to be carefully manipulated to create this design feature. The porous wall and its many openings help to provide different views on every floor. DJHA hope this building will give a new, positive urban impact on Gangnamdaero, where only mundane, curtain-wall buildings prevail.

© Kim Yongkwan
© Kim Yongkwan
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Cite: "Won & Won 63.5 / Doojin Hwang Architects" 02 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776166/won-and-won-6-doojin-hwang-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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