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Pyeong Chang Dong Brick House / June Architects

20:00 - 19 February, 2019
Pyeong Chang Dong Brick House / June Architects, © Yongsub Shin
© Yongsub Shin

© Yongsub Shin © Yongsub Shin © Yongsub Shin © Yongsub Shin + 23

Robots will Construct Melike Altınışık' Robot Museum in Seoul

09:00 - 19 February, 2019
© Melike Altınışık Architects
© Melike Altınışık Architects

Turkish practice Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA) has won an international competition for the design of a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the competition called for a “world first” museum to support public education in robotics, and increase public interest in robots.

The principles of robotics, science, technology, and innovation have shaped all aspects of the scheme’s design, from form and structure to material and operation. The main character of the museum is to “create its own universe for robots and their visitors,” manifesting as a non-directional, fluid, spherical structure.

© Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects + 9

Dr. Jart+ Flagship Store / Betwin Space Design


21:00 - 23 January, 2019
Dr. Jart+ Flagship Store / Betwin Space Design
, © Yong-joon Choi
© Yong-joon Choi

© Yong-joon Choi © Yong-joon Choi © Yong-joon Choi © Yong-joon Choi + 24

The Ilma / LABOTORY

19:00 - 13 January, 2019
The Ilma / LABOTORY, © Choi Yong Joon
© Choi Yong Joon

© Choi Yong Joon © Choi Yong Joon © Choi Yong Joon © Choi Yong Joon + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cheongdam Square G12-ho, 1,3-beonji, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Jung Jin Ho, Park Kee min
  • Area

    78.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018

09:00 - 25 December, 2018
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. The tapered tower, South Korea’s tallest, also houses the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, for architects who can handle the 1820-foot (555-meter) drop.

Yejin’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio

20:00 - 16 October, 2018
Yejin’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio, © Kim JaeKwan
© Kim JaeKwan

© Kim JaeKwan © Kim JaeKwan © Kim JaeKwan © Kim JaeKwan + 19

Mangwon-Scope / Boundaries architects

20:00 - 28 September, 2018
Mangwon-Scope / Boundaries architects , © Hyochel Hwang
© Hyochel Hwang

© Hyochel Hwang © Hyochel Hwang © Hyochel Hwang © Hyochel Hwang + 31

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
  • Category

  • 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

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
  • Category

  • 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

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LIMAS / Farming Architecture

19:00 - 7 June, 2018

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