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Cho Min-suk of Mass Studies on Ephemeral Architecture and Crisis in Korea

Seoul is considered one of the most densely-populated and over-priced cities in the world, reaching a staggering $ 80,000 per square meter. The extreme conditions of the city have forced local architects to operate, design, and build framing the city's urban issues, traditions, and history. This approach by architects has created the the theoretical basis of “The Condition of Seoul Architecture”, a publication by multidisciplinary practice TCA Think Tank which sees the point of view of 18 innovative South Korean architects. In this interview, Pier Alessio Rizzardi, founder of the practice, interviewed Chi Min-suk of Mass Studies, explaining his point of view on ephemeral architecture and what influences the studio's work the most.

Jadric Architektur + 1990uao Selected to Create the Seoul Photographic Art Museum

Vienna-based Studio Jadric Architektur and their Korean Partner 1990uao were chosen as the winners of the Seoul Photographic Art Museum international competition. The proposal will be part of the future cultural mile in Chang-dong.

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Dance of Light Installation / Naruse Inokuma Architects + a round architects

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa + 11

MVRDV Wins Competition to Reimagine Seoul’s Waterfront

MVRDV has won the competition to redesign the Tancheon Valley and Seoul’s waterfront. Called “The Weaves”, the design was made to knit together pedestrian and bicycle paths, the natural landscapes, and public amenities. Commissioned by the government of Seoul, the design introduces a combination of natural and human activity in the midst of the city.

© Atchain The Weaves. Image Courtesy of MVRDV The Weaves. Image © MVRDV/Seoahn Total Landscape Architecture The Weaves. Image Courtesy of MVRDV + 19

Frank Gehry and Peter Marino Design the Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul

The Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul, imagined by architects Frank Gehry and Peter Marino has just opened in the South Korean capital. Celebrating Korean heritage and culture, the design puts in place a curved glass facade, perched atop a white cubic mass.

© YONG JOON CHOI © YONG JOON CHOI © YONG JOON CHOI © YONG JOON CHOI + 11

Dominique Perrault Appointed Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale

Dominique Perrault was selected to direct the general curatorship of the 2021 edition of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Announced on November 8th, 2019, during the closing ceremony of the 2nd Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Dominique Perrault joins the team of the Seoul Biennale as its new General Director, for the 3rd edition, scheduled from September to November 2021.

Seoul's Celebration of Architecture and the City Wraps up

Text provided by MasilWIDE. The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism was held for about two months, came to an end in great success on November 10. First carried out in 2017 under the theme of 'Imminent Commons', the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (hereinafter Seoul Biennale) gathered 450,000 people in the first year and marked the beginning of the Seoul Biennale. This year, the much-expanded scale and interest of people were able to be seen as the attendance numbers of the first year was already exceeded in October, at the height of the Biennale.

Concrete Seoul Explores Brutalist Architecture in South Korea

Blue Crow Media has released its latest map exploring brutalist concrete architecture in Seoul, South Korea. The map is edited by Korea University-based architectural historian Professor Hyon-sob Kim, with original photography by Yongjoon Choi. The guide offers a unique look at Seoul’s unsurpassed history of concrete architecture from the 1960s to today.

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Architect Moon Hoon on his Supernatural Take on Architecture

Seoul is considered one of the most densely-populated and over-priced cities in the world, reaching a staggering $ 80,000 per square meter. The extreme conditions of the city have forced local architects to operate, design, and build framing the city's urban issues, traditions, and history. This approach by architects has created the the theoretical basis of “The Condition of Seoul Architecture”, a publication by multidisciplinary practice TCA Think Tank which sees the point of view of 18 innovative South Korean architects. In this interview, Pier Alessio Rizzardi, founder of the practice, interviewed whimsical architect Moon Hoon, explaining his unique take on architecture and how his work has the ability to inspire people into another dimension.

INTERROBANG / Sae Min Oh _ bang by min

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Quad House / KIMNAM Architects

© Kyoungtae Kim / Jinhyu Kim
© Kyoungtae Kim / Jinhyu Kim

© Kyoungtae Kim / Jinhyu Kim © Kyoungtae Kim / Jinhyu Kim © Kyoungtae Kim / Jinhyu Kim © Kyoungtae Kim / Jinhyu Kim + 32

Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects: KIMNAM Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 599.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Seoul Compact City International Design Competition - Designing Multi-Level Complex on the Bukbu Expressway

Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation is announcing the design competition for 『Seoul Compact City
International Design Competition』 to reconnect the disconnected areas and the development and revitalize through the multi-level complex on the Bukbu expressway.
1. Competition Overview
○ Competition Title : Seoul Compact City International Design Competition-Design Multi-Level Complex on the Bukbu Expressway
○ Type of Competition : two(2) phases competition
(Phase 1 : Submission of project proposal, Phase 2 : Submission of Design works)
○ Location : Sinnae-dong 122-3, Jungnang-gu, Seoul, Korea
○ Site Area : Preliminary Master Plan (Sinnae IC area) Approx 1,440,000m2, Architectural Design (Sinnae4 public housing district) 74,675 m2
○ Design Fee :

Up Yard House / Architects H2L

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Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects: Architects H2L
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 182.74
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 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 New Korean Garden. Image Courtesy of SKNYPL New Korean Garden. Image Courtesy of SKNYPL + 17

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.

Juun.J Flagship Store / WGNB

© Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi © Yongjoon Choi + 25

Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects: WGNB
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 396.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

GBO and Aworks Design Futuristic Technology Museum for Seoul

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.

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Amorepacific Headquarters / David Chipperfield Architects

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Songpa Micro Housing / SsD

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Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects: SsD