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SKNYPL Designs Inflatable ETFE Garden for Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture

13:00 - 13 August, 2019
SKNYPL Designs Inflatable ETFE Garden for Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture, New Korean Garden. Image Courtesy of SKNYPL
New Korean Garden. Image Courtesy of SKNYPL

Moscow based office SKNYPL created a new proposal for an inflatable garden atop the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture in South Korea. Designed as part of the Seoul Maru Competition, the project was made to form a contemporary gathering space for Seoul citizens and tourists alike. Called New Korean Garden, the project aims to complement and update the roof of the Seoul Hall and create a new unique rooftop experience and landmark for the city.

UNStudio Designs a Museum of Spheres in South Korea

05:00 - 6 August, 2019
UNStudio Designs a Museum of Spheres in South Korea, The Challenge Museum. Image Courtesy of Plomp
The Challenge Museum. Image Courtesy of Plomp

UNStudio has designed a museum composed of immersive spheres in South Korea. Called the Challenge Museum, the building's massing and general site approach contrasts with urban conditions to provide restful and flexible outdoor spaces that encourage community engagement. The proposal was made to create a participatory experience for visitors where exhibition and architecture blend with nature.

The National Museum of World Writing Tells its Stories Through Architecture

10:00 - 3 August, 2019
The National Museum of World Writing Tells its Stories Through Architecture , © SAMOO Architects and Engineers
© SAMOO Architects and Engineers

Writing is an unending dialogue that has been connecting one generation to another, maintaining history, culture, and information. For the National Museum of World Writing, stories were built rather than written.

GBO and Aworks Design Futuristic Technology Museum for Seoul

06:00 - 7 July, 2019
GBO and Aworks Design Futuristic Technology Museum for Seoul, T.um. Image © Image Bakery
T.um. Image © Image Bakery

Korean architecture practice GBO and Aworks have designed a futuristic new technology museum in Seoul. Made for SK Telecom, South Korea's largest telecommunication operator, the project is laid out over two floors in the Company’s 33-story headquarters building in the city center. Called T.um, the technology museum gives a glimpse into the future life of urbanites and aims to demonstrate how technology will innovate society.

Robots will Construct Melike Altınışık' Robot Museum in Seoul

09:00 - 19 February, 2019
Robots will Construct Melike Altınışık' Robot Museum in Seoul, © 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.

SuperSpatial Reinvents E-waste for the Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020

04:00 - 28 January, 2019
SuperSpatial Reinvents E-waste for the Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020, South Korean Pavilion. Image Courtesy of SuperSpatial
South Korean Pavilion. Image Courtesy of SuperSpatial

Multidisciplinary practice SuperSpatial was selected as one of the 6 finalists for the South Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Their design explores the future of e-waste through an architecture that re-uses thousands of obsolete computer parts as a construction material. Shaped as an amphitheater for temporary events, the project uses the Expo as an occasion to think about the global problem of e-waste by using a pavilion as a critical medium.

Olson Kundig's Zooraji Immerses Visitors in a Fantasy World

13:00 - 30 December, 2018
Olson Kundig's Zooraji Immerses Visitors in a Fantasy World, © Austin Wilson
© Austin Wilson

Zooraji, Olson Kundig's latest, takes its inspiration not from its site (the roof of a department store) or context (the futuristic city of Busan), but from a story. Aesop's The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, to be precise. 

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".

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.”

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.

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