All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

291 Photographs’ Store / LABOTORY

291 Photographs’ Store / LABOTORY

© Yong Joon Choi © Yong Joon Choi © Yong Joon Choi © Yong Joon Choi + 35

Songpa-gu, South Korea
  • Architects: LABOTORY
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  438
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Yong Joon Choi
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Benjamin Moore, ARCGATE, Dongnam Furniture, V art, White glass
© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi

Text description provided by the architects. 291Photograph is a select shop filled with cameras and photographs. There are various program spaces, such as photo-selling, photo-display, book-selling, community, and camera-display zone. First, we thought about the terms of photograph as “captured moment of the past by lighting”. For this reason, we consider to put various moments and stories in the space. Finally, we identify three concepts that explain the different kinds of spaces.

© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi

The first one is “viewfinder”. A viewfinder is what the photographer looks through to compose, and focus the picture. It is the item for someone who desires to put message.

© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi
Plan
Plan
© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi

Depend on the user, the focal point can be changed directly, and this principle improves the identity of space. To explain the process of set up focus, we overlapped transparent and translucence material in the space. It could make different spatial moment during the overlapping materials and colors.

© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi

The second one is “frame”. Compare with viewfinder, frame already captured object, and it represent the past. We thought about past is dim and vague, so we want to express this kind of feeling visually. We thought that past is memory which was built, so we give shape to past. The several layers of design element represent how we read the past.

© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi

The last one is “the flow of time” which include past, present, and future. As time goes by, we acquire experience, contacting with different people. In this concept, we thought that various programming spaces help people to share their experience and thought, and it will bring a strong community.

© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi

Each different times represent different spaces of the functional connection. As mentioned above, these three metaphors could be central idea or concept of 291Photograph.

© Yong Joon Choi
© Yong Joon Choi

Project gallery

See all Show less

Project location

Address: 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "291 Photographs’ Store / LABOTORY" 26 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/923426/291-photographs-store-labotory/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.