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[5x17]Daecheong-dong Small House / JMY architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2015
[5x17]Daecheong-dong Small House / JMY architects, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon + 35

Tropism of Wild Flower / L'EAU design

01:00 - 25 January, 2015
Tropism of Wild Flower / L'EAU design, © Park Wan-soon
© Park Wan-soon

© Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon + 29

House in Sang-an / studio GAON

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
House in Sang-an / studio GAON, © Hyosook Chin
© Hyosook Chin

© Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoengseong-gun, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh in studio_GAON
  • Design Team

    Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon
  • Area

    55.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Designers Explore an Entirely New Use for Shipping Containers in Seoul’s Design District

01:00 - 22 November, 2014
Designers Explore an Entirely New Use for Shipping Containers in Seoul’s Design District , Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects
Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects

Fashion, design and architecture collide in Zaha Hadid's recently completed Dongdaemun Design Plaza, one South Korea's most popular tourist destinations. Commissioned by the Design Plaza's Supervisor of Public Space Young Joon Kim of yo2 Architects, the latest development for the plaza is a series of compact kiosks designed to activate the expansive public space surrounding the new building. One of ten teams invited to submit ideas for these new kiosks, Amsterdam-based NL Architects developed a series of impermanent but practical solutions for the plaza. Using new methods for reuse of standard shipping containers, the team proposed a host of kiosks, with two of their designs - an information booth and a miniature exhibition space - being accepted for construction.

See all of NL Architects'  Zaha-inspired shipping container kiosks after the break

Courtesy of NL Architects Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Information kiosk. Image Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects + 28

HAEAHN and Haenglim Take Second Place in KOMIPO Power Plant Design Competition

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
HAEAHN and Haenglim Take Second Place in KOMIPO Power Plant Design Competition , Perspective View. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN
Perspective View. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN

Claiming second place in a recent competition for Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), HAEAHN Architects, in partnership with Haenglim, have put forth a daring new design that combines power plant and office building. The dual use structure, which will include a park and a restaurant, was conceived as a way of breaking the raw, industrial image of the traditional power plant. In keeping with this idea, the design would be built over and replace Danginlee, the first power plant ever constructed in South Korea. The architects intended for the new plant to commemorate the old, while at the same time attracting more local traffic to the area. See the details of this award-winning design, after the break.

Restaurant Interior. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN Atrium Interior. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN Interior View. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN Lobby Interior. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN + 24

designcamp moonpark dmp Wins Competition for Asan Cultural Arts Center

00:00 - 16 November, 2014
designcamp moonpark dmp Wins Competition for Asan Cultural Arts Center, Courtesy of designcamp moonpark dmp
Courtesy of designcamp moonpark dmp

designcamp moonpark dmp has won a competition to design the new cultural arts center in Asan, South Korea. The winning proposal, inspired by an "Echoing Sculpture," balances mass and void with two theaters and a cultural arts building that frames a garden and civic waterfront plaza.

More on the winning design, after the break.

SYNWHA Consortium Wins Competition to Design Waterfront Park for Busan North Port

00:00 - 15 November, 2014
SYNWHA Consortium Wins Competition to Design Waterfront Park for Busan North Port, Nomad Park. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting
Nomad Park. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting

The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has named the SYNWHA Consortium winners of an international competition for the Busan North Port Redevelopment in South Korea. The winning proposal is an "Interactive Pier" slated to transform the original port into a cultural center that celebrates the marriage of mountains, river, and sea, while crafting dynamic connections between the city of Busan and its seaside.

Open Air Market Street. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Pier. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Core. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Harbor Block Garden. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting + 11

Competition Entry: Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa's Proposal for Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Competition Entry: Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa's Proposal for Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium, © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa
© Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa

Pedro Livni and Fernando De Rossa have shared with us their proposal for the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium open ideas competition, which was awarded honorable mention. As part of the district’s centennial anniversary, the competition aimed to replace an existing, outdated sports hall with a new gymnasium complex for the local residents of Hyeonpung-myeon neighborhood within the Daegu district of Dalseong-gun.

drozdov&partners were ultimately crowned as winners of the competition, however you can review Pedro Livni and Fernando De Rossa after the break.

© Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa + 13

IT Convergence Building / Kyu Sung Woo Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2013
IT Convergence Building / Kyu Sung Woo Architects, © Goongsun Nam
© Goongsun Nam

© Won Yang Kim © Won Yang Kim © Goongsun Nam © Goongsun Nam + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Daejeon, South Korea
  • Category

  • Principal Architect

    Kyu Sung Woo, FAIA
  • Project Architects

    Kyoung Eun Kwon, Vital Albuquerque
  • Designers

    Motomu Nakasugi, Dong Eun Jeong, Jisoo Yang
  • Area

    26023.0 sqm

Velo Towers / Asymptote Architecture

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Velo Towers / Asymptote Architecture, © Asymptote Architecture
© Asymptote Architecture

Asymptote's Velo Towers, designed for the Yongsan master plan in Seoul, Korea, are formed by vertical cluster of cylindrical volumes which were strategically stacked and rotated to maximize views, privacy and environmental conditions. Consisting of eight distinct residential components, each cluster is carefully choreographed to establish a strong visual connection with the adjacent Yongsan Park and distant Han River. These clusters are complimented by a series of roof gardens, shared amenities and internal circulation spaces centered around light filled open atriums.

Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS, © Hwang Hyochel
© Hwang Hyochel

© Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jangheung-gun, South Korea
  • Category

  • Construction

    Team of Ra Kwonsu
  • Area

    100.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture

01:00 - 13 October, 2013
Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture, Night View (Front). Image © Asymptote Architecture
Night View (Front). Image © Asymptote Architecture

New York based Asymptote Architecture have unveiled designs for a new Centre of Performing Arts in Sejong, South Korea. Described as celebrating "the cities emergence and growth as a place of stature and culture," the arts centre is designed to "seamlessly connect to the city fabric." Containing two theaters, the program of the building has been designed to create a unified experience, allowing for a "powerful and 'episodic' interiority and experience."

GD House / INOUTarchitettura

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura
Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bardovci, Macedonia
  • Category

  • Project Leader

    Mario Benedetto Assisi
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm

Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura + 22

Incheon International Airport - Terminal 2 / Gensler

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
Incheon International Airport - Terminal 2 / Gensler, Courtesy of Gensler
Courtesy of Gensler

A few days ago, Korea's Incheon International Airport broke ground on its latest addition, Terminal 2. Gensler, in collaboration with the HGMY Consortium, designed the $2.5 billion project that will double the size of the country's busiest airport with its 72 gates and 7.4 million square feet of space. The project includes a second airport control tower, train station, parking facilities and an airside Intra Airport Transit (IAT).

Keep reading for the architects' description.

Honeybee Lounge / poly.m.ur

01:00 - 6 September, 2013
© Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Seungjun Oh, Sunki Whang, Jaeho Song, Hyunju Lim, Jiin Kim
  • Area

    208.02 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Megabox © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Megabox + 28

Magok Central Plaza Winning Proposal / Wooridongin Architects

01:00 - 24 August, 2013
Courtesy of Wooridongin Architects
Courtesy of Wooridongin Architects

Located in the intersection of the pedestrian axis of Festival Street within the heart of Magok city in Seoul, the competition winning proposal by Wooridongin Architects for the Magok Central Plaza weaves itself into the surrounding city. The plaza is a great traffic node since it is where the subway lines 5, 9 and Incheon Airport train cross. Its close location to Han River greenery and ecosystem aligning with the River, Jungang Park and Green Area Connectors makes it to be part of a continuous open space system. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Sarang Community Church / Seoinn Design Group

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
The Sarang Community Church / Seoinn Design Group, © Chae Soo Uk
© Chae Soo Uk

© Chae Soo Uk © Chae Soo Uk © Chae Soo Uk © Chae Soo Uk + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Category

  • Project Architects

    Dong gyu Choi, Yoo cheol Choi
  • Area

    12202.42 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs