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WGNB Office / WGNB

WGNB Office / WGNB

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  • Architects: WGNB
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  320
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Photographs Photographs:  Yongjoon Choi
  • Lead Architects: Jonghwan Baek, Jonghyun Shin
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© Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi

Text description provided by the architects. The project involved the conversion of a multi-generational household into a new office of WGNB in Seoul. The existing building was four stories high and was fully remodeled internally. The original red brick facade was retained and windows and an extra floor were added.

© Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi

The volume is clad externally in corrugated steel panels to contrast with the original facade's red bricks, a common material in Korea in the 1990s. The distinction prioritizes the building's original history while positioning it in a contemporary context.

© Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi
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© Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi

Internally, a void cuts through three floors, bringing in sunlight and creating a constant play of light and shadow throughout the day. This has also become a communication channel between floors, making the office space active and engaged. The color palette has been kept minimal and light to make the office space feel airy, bright, and cozy.  

© Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi

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Address:73 Yeonnam-ro, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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About this office
Cite: "WGNB Office / WGNB" 13 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/970063/wgnb-office-wgnb> ISSN 0719-8884

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