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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, © Yongjin Choi
© Yongjin Choi

© Yongjin Choi © Yongjin Choi © Yongjin Choi © Yongjin Choi + 32

  • 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

Yuhantechnos HQ / MMKM associates

19:00 - 19 March, 2018
Yuhantechnos HQ / MMKM associates, © Hanul Lee
© Hanul Lee

© Hanul Lee © Hanul Lee © Hanul Lee © Hanul Lee + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Magok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Seohong Min
  • Design Team

    Arnold Ghil
  • Area

    2941.97 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

David Chipperfield's Amorepacific Headquarters in Seoul Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

09:30 - 17 March, 2018
© Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Amorepacific, Korea's largest beauty company, occupies a site in the centre of Seoul, Korea. Their headquarters was designed by David Chipperfield Architects as a single clear volume, with large urban openings and a central void. In the middle of a bustling downtown landscape, the building strikes a bright, open figure.

The Amorepacific HQ took three years to complete and opened in 2017. The firm described the building as "abstract and gestural," with hanging gardens that provide dramatic views over the city and the mountains in the distance. The design echoes aspirations of mediating between local and global, private and public, collective and individual, formal and informal. Laurian Ghinitoiu captures the identity of this dynamic headquarters.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 15

Siyeonjae / DESIGN GROUP COLLABO

20:00 - 13 March, 2018
Siyeonjae  / DESIGN GROUP COLLABO, © Yoon Joonhwan
© Yoon Joonhwan

© Yoon Joonhwan © Yoon Joonhwan © Yoon Joonhwan © Yoon Joonhwan + 39

925 Building / JHW IROJE architects&planners

19:00 - 27 February, 2018
925 Building / JHW IROJE architects&planners, © Kim, Youngkwan
© Kim, Youngkwan

© Kim, Youngkwan © Kim, Youngkwan © Kim, Youngkwan © Kim, Youngkwan + 46

Atelier Chaeyeon / L'eau Design + Dongjin Kim

22:00 - 22 February, 2018
Atelier Chaeyeon / L'eau Design + Dongjin Kim, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 34

Cornerstone 1-532 / Leehong Kim Architects

22:00 - 20 February, 2018
Cornerstone 1-532 / Leehong Kim Architects, © Kyung Sub Shin
© Kyung Sub Shin

© Kyung Sub Shin © Kyung Sub Shin © Kyung Sub Shin © Kyung Sub Shin + 17

Around Magazine Office Building / FHHH friends

22:00 - 14 February, 2018
© Kim Yong Kwan
© Kim Yong Kwan

© Kim Yong Kwan © Kim Yong Kwan © Kim Yong Kwan © Kim Yong Kwan + 44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Team

    Yoon Hanjin, Han Seung Jae, Han Yang Kyu
  • Area

    99.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

ID Hospital / Dongjin Kim + L'eau Design

19:00 - 29 January, 2018
ID Hospital / Dongjin Kim + L'eau Design, © Shin, Kyungsub
© Shin, Kyungsub

© Shin, Kyungsub © Shin, Kyungsub © Shin, Kyungsub © Shin, Kyungsub + 21

‘Hanbit Publishing Network’ Renovation / Idea5 Architects

20:00 - 2 January, 2018
© Kwang Sik JUNG
© Kwang Sik JUNG

© Kwang Sik JUNG © Kwang Sik JUNG © Kwang Sik JUNG © Kwang Sik JUNG + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    10-8 Yanghwa-ro 23-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architect

    YoungRan Kang
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Raphael Center / Kim Seunghoy (Seoul National University) + KYWC Architects

20:00 - 23 December, 2017
Raphael Center / Kim Seunghoy (Seoul National University) + KYWC Architects, © KIM Jaekyung
© KIM Jaekyung

© KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung + 16

Micro-Cosmos Soyul / Kim Seunghoy (Seoul National University) + KYWC Architects

20:00 - 19 December, 2017
© KIM Jaekyung
© KIM Jaekyung

© KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung + 28

Place J / Kim Seunghoy (Seoul National University) + KYWC Architects

19:00 - 14 December, 2017
Place J / Kim Seunghoy (Seoul National University) + KYWC Architects, © KIM Jaekyung
© KIM Jaekyung

© KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung © KIM Jaekyung + 30

The Results Are In: 2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers

12:45 - 14 December, 2017
Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH
Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH

2017 was another banner year for skyscraper construction.

According to the 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, the annual web report from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a record-breaking 144 buildings 200 meters tall (656 feet tall) or higher were completed in 2017, led by the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Center and 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower.

In the report, CTBUH outlines this year’s trends in tall building design. Notably, 2017 proved to be the most geographically diverse year in history for tall buildings, with 69 cities across 23 countries completing new towers, an significant increase from 54 cities and 18 countries in 2016. Of those numbers, 28 cities and 8 countries completed their new tallest building.

150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners. Image © Nick Ulivieri Photography Lotte World Tower; Seoul, South Korea / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUH Ping An Finance Center; Shenzhen, China / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUH Raffles City Hangzhou; Hangzhou, China / UN Studio. Image © Hufton+Crow + 27