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  7. Platform-L Contemporary Art Center / JOHO Architecture

Platform-L Contemporary Art Center / JOHO Architecture

  • 21:00 - 7 December, 2016
Platform-L Contemporary Art Center / JOHO Architecture
Platform-L Contemporary Art Center  / JOHO Architecture, © Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jeonghoon Lee
  • Design Team

    Gaehee Cho, Il-Sang Yoon, Bong-gwi Hong, Junhee Cho, Moonyoung Jeong
  • Area

    2173.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Structure

    PRIME ENC
  • Engineering

    ACE Engineering
  • Lighting

    ALTO
  • Landscape

    Garden In Forest
  • Construction

    JEHYO Construction & Engineering
  • Exterior Finish

    Mohse, THE ONE PLANT
  • Client

    TAEJIN International (Yongjun Jeon)
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Text description provided by the architects. Louis Quartoze, which was also the name of the Sun King, Louis XIV, is a fashion company that was established in France and became a Korean brand after being acquired by a Korean.  As a multi-cultural facility run by Louis Quartoze, Platform-L aims to be a cultural platform for the discovery of creative artists and the sharing of diverse cultural contents.

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Site Conditions
Platform-L is located in the center of Gangnam at the Seoul Main Customs intersection in Nonhyeon-dong. With its urban programme mostly centered on business and commercial functions, Gangnam maintains a relatively weak cultural base. By becoming a new cultural platform in Gangnam, Platform-L aims to transform this area into a cultural hub. Furthermore, because the site is classified as a general residential area, rather than a commercial district, the floor area ratio (FAR) is relatively low. We attempted to overcome these limitations by creating a space that could be utilized for various purposes as needed.

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Symbol and Pattern 
Because of his keen interest in the study of Geometry, Louis XIV is credited as a figure who helped establish the French Baroque design through his various art-related activities. Platform-L adopted the geometry of Louis XIV – which was revealed in architectural works such as the Palace of Versailles – as its main design motif, and adapted it to the Korean context. The geometry that symbolizes the Sun King was reinterpreted via the geometric pattern of traditional Korean latticework. The exterior façade of the building, which was formed by overlapping and weaving diamond-patterned louvers, forms a skin that separates inside from outside and symbolizes the project’s motif, King Louis XIV.

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun
Section
Section
© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Courtyard  Symbol and Pattern 

Because of his keen interest in the study of Geometry, Louis XIV is credited as a figure who helped establish the French Baroque design through his various art-related activities. Platform-L adopted the geometry of Louis XIV – which was revealed in architectural works such as the Palace of Versailles – as its main design motif, and adapted it to the Korean context. The geometry that symbolizes the Sun King was reinterpreted via the geometric pattern of traditional Korean latticework. The exterior façade of the building, which was formed by overlapping and weaving diamond-patterned louvers, forms a skin that separates inside from outside and symbolizes the project’s motif, King Louis XIV.

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Program

Platform-L combines diverse types of cultural spaces. In order to overcome the limitations of the site – a Class 1 general residential area with a mere 60% building coverage ratio – the use of underground levels was maximized. A performance hall with a capacity of 160 seats was built 20m underground in which various types of exhibitions, performances and parties can be held through the use of retractable seating and a moving wall system. A flagship store, art gallery, restaurant, VIP lounge and offices were placed on the aboveground levels. Each of the programs were organically linked and planned so that they could be expanded spatially.

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

Product Description. Its façade covered with anodized aluminum panels helps to create an unique atmosphere responded to urban context. Due to the materials feature, Platform-L’s façade reveals the mischievously dual nature of aluminum, with its uncanny mass-to-volume ratio.

© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

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Cite: "Platform-L Contemporary Art Center / JOHO Architecture" 07 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800829/platform-l-contemporary-art-center-joho-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Namgoong Sun

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