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HiCC Ent. Headquarter / LESS

19:00 - 7 September, 2018
HiCC Ent. Headquarter / LESS, Courtesy of LESS
Courtesy of LESS

Courtesy of LESS Courtesy of LESS Courtesy of LESS Courtesy of LESS + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architects

    Junseung Woo, Sangjung Han(PAD)
  • Other participants

    Chulsoo Choi, Taegyu Park, Suam Lee, Taenam Kim, Sunwha Lee, Donghui Jung, Hogeum Kim, Jinkwan Kim
  • Area

    1980.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Kolon One & Only Tower / Morphosis Architects

23:00 - 26 August, 2018
Kolon One & Only Tower / Morphosis Architects, © Jasmine Park
© Jasmine Park

© Jasmine Park © Jasmine Park © Jasmine Park © Jasmine Park + 31

The Modern Square / G/O Architecture

23:00 - 22 August, 2018
The Modern Square / G/O Architecture, © tqtq studio
© tqtq studio

© tqtq studio © tqtq studio © tqtq studio © tqtq studio + 66

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architect

    Lee Ju Young
  • Area

    421.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Reinventing a Superblock in Central Seoul - Without the Gentrification

09:30 - 13 August, 2018
Reinventing a Superblock in Central Seoul - Without the Gentrification, Courtesy Kyoung Roh, via Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy Kyoung Roh, via Metropolis Magazine

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "A Once-Maligned Concrete Megastructure in Seoul is Revitalized - Sans Gentrification".

Upon its completion in 1966, Sewoon Sangga, designed by prominent South Korean architect Kim Swoo-geun, was a groundbreaking residential and commercial megastructure consisting of eight multistory buildings covering a full kilometer in the heart of Seoul. Like other futuristic projects of the decade, it was conceived as a self-contained city, complete with amenities that included a park, an atrium, and a pedestrian deck. But construction realities crippled Kim’s utopian vision, compromising those features. By the late 1970s, Sewoon Sangga had shed residents and anchor retail outlets to newer, shinier developments in the wealthy Gangnam district across the river. Between Sewoon’s central location and plunging rents, the building became a hub for light industry—as well as illicit activity.

WAP Art Space / Davide Macullo Architects

21:00 - 2 August, 2018
© Yousub Song – Studio Worlderful
© Yousub Song – Studio Worlderful

© Yousub Song – Studio Worlderful © Yousub Song – Studio Worlderful © Yousub Song – Studio Worlderful © Yousub Song – Studio Worlderful + 22

Samsung Seocho / KPF

21:00 - 27 July, 2018
Samsung Seocho / KPF, © Jae Seong Lee
© Jae Seong Lee

© Jae Seong Lee © Jae Seong Lee © Jae Seong Lee © Jae Seong Lee + 12

  • Architects

    KPF
  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Area

    239000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ray & Co / Selective-Amplification

19:00 - 13 July, 2018
© Woojae Sung
© Woojae Sung

© Woojae Sung © Woojae Sung © Woojae Sung © Woojae Sung + 36

These "Urban Soaps" are Inspired by the Architecture of Seoul

12:00 - 29 June, 2018
These "Urban Soaps" are Inspired by the Architecture of Seoul, Courtesy of Studio Ohk
Courtesy of Studio Ohk

Designers Studio Ohk have released details of their architecturally-inspired “Urban Soaps” range, reflecting built fragments of the South Korean capital Seoul. The four designs reference traditional and modern architectural elements in Seoul through their shapes and colors, “curated and blended by the team to highlight the city’s personality.”

The products began with an idea of “delivering regional stories, images, and experiences through an accessible medium” with soap chosen ultimately for its flexibility, and its appeal to multiple senses, such as sight, scent, and touch.

Courtesy of Studio Ohk Courtesy of Studio Ohk Courtesy of Studio Ohk Courtesy of Studio Ohk + 28

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

06:00 - 19 June, 2018
Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises?

The downtown skyline of a city is perhaps its most symbolic feature. The iconic cityscapes that we know and love are typically formed by skyscrapers, but much of the surrounding context is made up of other high-rise buildings. Yes, there is a difference between a skyscraper and a high-rise. Research company Emporis defines a high-rise as a building at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. These high-rise buildings play a major role in the more sprawled urban context of larger cities today.

Read on for Emporis' list of the 20 cities in the world with the most high-rises. You might be surprised by which cities made the cut.

Which Cities Have the Most High-Rises? © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sajeewashaluka'>Wikimedia user Sajeewashaluka </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/people/88503995@N02'>Flickr user Younguk Kim</a> licensed under <a href=’https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 27

M.C. Building / URCODE Architecture

22:00 - 7 June, 2018
M.C. Building / URCODE Architecture, © DISTINTO
© DISTINTO

© DISTINTO © DISTINTO © DISTINTO © DISTINTO + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    895-13 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architects

    Hoon, Shin
  • Area

    1820.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

LIMAS / Farming Architecture

19:00 - 7 June, 2018

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 27

Winning Design Revealed for New Complex Around Seoul’s Olympic Stadium

08:00 - 30 May, 2018
Winning Design Revealed for New Complex Around Seoul’s Olympic Stadium, Courtesy of NOW Architects
Courtesy of NOW Architects

Built before the 1988 Summer Olympics, the Seoul Olympic Stadium in the Korean capital city’s Songpa District remains an active and treasured institution. Designed by Kim Swoo-geun, the stadium represents a significant moment in Korea’s modern history and remains a venue for large concerts and the home of Seoul E-Land FC.

While the Olympic Stadium itself will stand visibly intact in its original form, this spring the Korea National Urban Planning Association staged a competition for a new design of the Jamsil Sports Complex, which includes several sporting venues and buildings adjacent to the stadium, as well as almost 160,000 square meters of total area. Following the deadline earlier this month, the jury has announced NOW Architects in collaboration with NBBJ and SAMOO, as the winners of the competition.

Courtesy of NOW Architects Courtesy of NOW Architects Courtesy of NOW Architects Courtesy of NOW Architects + 12

Genesis Gangnam Store / OMA

11:05 - 28 May, 2018
Genesis Gangnam Store / OMA, Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai
Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai

Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai + 33

Francisco Sanin and Lim Jaeyong appointed as co-directors for the 2019 Seoul Biennale

04:00 - 17 May, 2018
Francisco Sanin and Lim Jaeyong appointed as co-directors for the 2019 Seoul Biennale, © Tommaso Tanini - <a rel="nofollow" class="external free" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/imagearchive/3709498895/in/set-72157622307379208">https://www.flickr.com/photos/imagearchive/3709498895/in/set-72157622307379208</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0" title="Creative Commons Attribution 4.0">CC BY 4.0</a>, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35831971">Link</a> Francisco Sanin (left), Peter Wilson, Felicit Scott, Pier Vittorio Aureli during the Symposium (curated by Pietro Valle) "Architecture, visions and Power". in Florence, Italy
© Tommaso Tanini - https://www.flickr.com/photos/imagearchive/3709498895/in/set-72157622307379208, CC BY 4.0, Link Francisco Sanin (left), Peter Wilson, Felicit Scott, Pier Vittorio Aureli during the Symposium (curated by Pietro Valle) "Architecture, visions and Power". in Florence, Italy

Colombian professor Francisco Sanin and South Korean architect Lim Jaeyong were appointed as co-directors for the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The announcement is followed by an inaugural edition held in 2017 with 460,000 visitors in total.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Sanin earned his degree at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. He had a crucial role in Medellin's urban transformation, working alongside former governor of Antioquia Sergio Fajardo, and was co-commissioner of the Korean Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. Currently, Sanin is an architecture professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture. Also, a practicing architect with works in Colombia, South Korea, and China.

Seoul Coffee / LABOTORY

00:00 - 17 May, 2018
Seoul Coffee / LABOTORY, © Yongjoon Choi
© Yongjoon Choi

© Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    166-31 Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza Through the Lens of Andres Gallardo

09:30 - 21 April, 2018
Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza Through the Lens of Andres Gallardo, © Andres Gallardo
© Andres Gallardo

In the bustling streets of Seoul, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid Architects has become a landmark for its atypical architecture. A complex yet effortless building, the Design Plaza encapsulates the energy of the cultural hub in Dongdaemun, an area that has itself earned the nickname of the "town that never sleeps" thanks to its late-night fashion market.

Investigating the building's twists and turns, Andres Gallardo has photographed the structure's fluid compositions. Although his photographs display little human presence, the building itself expresses the activity that occurs throughout day and night. Beneath the walkable park on the roof, Dongdaemun Design Plaza includes large global exhibition spaces, a design museum, 24-hour retail stores and a media center, among many other facilities that intertwine across the levels.

© Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo © Andres Gallardo + 26

Call for Entries: International Competition for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Headquarter Building

14:00 - 17 April, 2018
Call for Entries: International Competition for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Headquarter Building , Korea Architects Institute
Korea Architects Institute

SEOUL EDUCATION HUB
International Competition for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Headquarter Building

1. Competition Goal
The purpose of the competition for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Headquarter Building is to create a comfortable and convenient working environment by securing appropriate office spaces and providing the Education Hub Space that may embrace the ideas and dreams of the Seoul educational families for the future education in Seoul.

2. Project Outline
● Location : 27, Duteopbawi-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
● Site Area : 13,214.2㎡
● Building Area : 39,967㎡
● Construction Cost (Estimated): \100,689,000,000 KRW (surtax incl.)
● Design Fee (Estimated): \5,081,000,000 KRW (surtax incl.)
● Design Period: 360

YKH Associates HQ in Seoul / YKH Associates

22:00 - 13 April, 2018
YKH Associates HQ in Seoul / YKH Associates, © Jeongkyu Lee
© Jeongkyu Lee

© Jeongkyu Lee © Jaechul Yu © Jaechul Yu © Jaechul Yu + 48

  • Architects

  • Location

    55-2 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architect

    Tae Sun Hong
  • Team

    Soyeon Kim, Jaeho Shin, Daejung Sang, Seho Lee, Jongmin Lee, Yeongmuk Bak, Yongki Kim
  • Area

    556.26 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs