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Seoul: The Latest Architecture and News

Jung-hyun’s Apartment / Moohoi Architecture

00:00 - 8 September, 2011
Jung-hyun’s Apartment / Moohoi Architecture, © Park Young-chae
© Park Young-chae

© Park Young-chae © Park Young-chae © Park Young-chae © Park Young-chae + 10

Times Square / JUNGLIM Architecture

00:00 - 28 June, 2011
Times Square / JUNGLIM Architecture, © Park Wansun
© Park Wansun

© Park Wansun © Park Wansun © Park Wansun © Park Wansun + 33

Bikyoshoki / Jae Kim | CoDeAU

00:00 - 25 February, 2011
Bikyoshoki / Jae Kim | CoDeAU, Courtesy of Jae Kim | CoDeAU
Courtesy of Jae Kim | CoDeAU

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  • Architects

    CounterDesign by  Jae K. Kim
  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Area

    165.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

The Hidden Depth / thegroundstudio

12:38 - 23 February, 2011
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South Korean architects thegroundstudio shared with us their winning proposal for the Shop & Cafe + Pavilion Redesign Competition at the entrance of Seoul National University’s main gate and SNU Museum. More images and a brief description after the break.

CGV Gold Class Lounge / URBANTAINER

00:00 - 29 January, 2011
CGV Gold Class Lounge / URBANTAINER, © Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun + 12

Ananti Club, Seoul / SKM Architects

01:00 - 3 January, 2011
Ananti Club, Seoul / SKM Architects, © Song Jae-Young
© Song Jae-Young

© Song Jae-Young © Song Jae-Young © Song Jae-Young © Song Jae-Young + 15

  • Architects

    Ken Sungjin Min, AIA / SKM Architects
  • Location

    Ga Pyeong, Gyeonggi Do
  • Category

  • Project Design Team

    Lee Seung-june, James Shin, Ryu jae-gun, Kang Tae-woo, Son Yun-mi, Lee Hee-geun (CG)
  • Client

    Emerson pacific Group
  • Area

    4933.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

New Seoul Yongsan Urban Park / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

18:00 - 13 December, 2010
Courtesy of Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
Courtesy of Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Hyunjoon Yoo Architects have shared with us their proposal for the new Seoul Yongsan Urban Park. Their design is one of the top six proposals. All six of them will be combined as one scheme for the new park. More images and architect’s description after the break.

H&M Seoul Store / Universal Design Studio

00:00 - 27 October, 2010
H&M Seoul Store / Universal Design Studio, Courtesy of Universal Design Studio
Courtesy of Universal Design Studio

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In Progress: Daeyang Gallery and House / Steven Holl Architects

09:00 - 3 September, 2010
© Steven Holl Architects
© Steven Holl Architects

We’ve just received some news from our friends at Steven Holl Architects regarding the progress of their latest private gallery and residence. Situated in the hillside of the Kangbuk section of Seoul, Korea, the project’s geometry is an experimental reaction to a 1967 sketch for a music score by the composer Istvan Anhalt, “Symphony of Modules,” discovered in a book by John Cage titled “Notations”. This strategy, which runs parallel to a research studio on “the architectonics of music,” results in three separate pavilions connected by a sheet of water that establishes the plane of reference from above and below.

More construction photos, renderings and of course, Holl’s infamous watercolors after the break.

P House / HAHN Design

00:00 - 6 August, 2010
P House / HAHN Design, Courtesy of  hahn design + jeoseong e
Courtesy of hahn design + jeoseong e

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architect

    HAHN Design / Hahn Joh
  • Design Team

    HAHN Design(Hahn Joh/Jungho Ryu/Wooseok Jung/Mikyoung Kim) +MORE Arch(Youngsam Moon)
  • Client

    Namjun Park
  • Consultant

    Heekyu Kim(Struct.), SEEBOO Eng.(MEP), JUNGANG(Civil)
  • General Contractor

    Namjun Park
  • Building Area

    207.5 sqm
  • Total Foor Area

    532.4 sqm
  • Area

    609.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

M+ / HAHN Design

01:00 - 27 July, 2010
M+ / HAHN Design, Courtesy of  hahn design + soo ok chai
Courtesy of hahn design + soo ok chai

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Design Team

    HAHN Design (Hahn Joh/Deokjae Kim/Jinhyung Cho/Wonseok Kim/Sehee Lee) + NC Partners (Jongwon Seo)
  • Client

    Jeonghun Oh
  • Consultant

    NC Partners(Struct.), Doul Int. Eng.(MEP)
  • General Contractor

    Youngchun Construction
  • Site Area

    611.5 m2
  • Total Area

    1269.63 m2
  • Area

    345.97 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

00:00 - 20 July, 2010
Kangbuk Samsung Hospital / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects, © Seunghoon Yum
© Seunghoon Yum

© Seunghoon Yum © Seunghoon Yum © Seunghoon Yum © Seunghoon Yum + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architect

    Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Collaborators

    Kookbo Design Co. Ltd, Samsung Everland Co. Ltd
  • Client

    Kangbuk Samsung Hospital
  • Size

    5,697 sqm
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Gallery Yeh / Unsangdong Architects

00:00 - 29 June, 2010
Gallery Yeh / Unsangdong Architects

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  • Architects

    Unsangdong Architects
  • Location

    SinsaDong, GangNam, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon
  • Construction

    GuJin Industrial Development Co.Ltd
  • Client

    Lee Sook Young
  • Gross floor area

    1,995.14m2
  • Area

    0.0 m2

S-Trenue Tower / Mass Studies

00:00 - 12 April, 2010
S-Trenue Tower / Mass Studies, © Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim

© Iwan Baan       © Kyungsub Shin © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim + 63

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, Korea
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park, Zongxoo U, Younkyoung Shin, Sangkyu Jeon, Jingyoung Ha, Geunmi Ryu, Jieun Lee, Joonhee Lee, Daeun Jeong, Bumhyun Chun, Kiwoong Ko, Hartmut Flothmann, Dongchul Yang, Seongbeom Mo, Byungkyun Kim, Jisoo Kim, Songmin Lee, Vin Kim, Young Kim, Ranhee Kim, Kwangjin Woo, Minho Hwang, Jiyoung Yoon, Chungwhan Park
  • Structural Engineering

    Junwoo Structure
  • Mep Engineering

    HANA Consulting & Engineers
  • Civil Engineering

    CG E&C
  • Landscaping

    Alban Mannisi + Soltos Landscaping
  • Construction

    SK E&C
  • Client

    SK Networks
  • Project Area

    39,898.56 sqm
  • Area

    2931.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Green Roof / Samoo Architects & Engineers

08:38 - 29 January, 2010

Samoo Architects and Engineers’ green roof design for Seoul covers a massive 131 acres. The project gives an “eco-upgrade” to the run-down Garak Wholesale Market by inserting an extensive public garden into the newly restored commercial center. The roof becomes a large public park that “mitigates rainwater runoff, insulates the interior spaces, and infuses Seoul’s city center with a breath of fresh air.” The design also includes three market pavilions which contain “eco-tubes”, channels that slice through the entire structure allowing daylight and ventilation to reach lower levels.

More images after the break.

Jo Rin Hun / IROJE KHM Architects

00:00 - 28 January, 2010
Jo Rin Hun / IROJE KHM Architects, © JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

© JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    15-152, Hyehwa-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Category

  • Architect In Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team

    SuMi Jung, MiYeong Park
  • Structure Designer

    YeongRok Sin
  • Contractor

    Yeong Kim
  • Area

    169.97 m2
  • Photographs

Digital Media City / SOM

13:00 - 14 December, 2009
© Giroud Pichot
© Giroud Pichot

SOM recently unveiled the design for the Digital Media City Landmark Tower in Seoul, Korea. The 2,100 foot (640m) tall tower will be the tallest tower in East Asia when completed in 2014.

The iconic building is located in the north of the Han River, which crosses the city, and will dominate the skyline becoming a important icon for Seoul… which is what you will expect if you commission a tower this tall.

Lotte Super Tower / KPF

12:30 - 25 October, 2009

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the international architecture firm headquartered in New York, announced it has completed the conceptual design for Lotte Super Tower 123 in Seoul, South Korea. The 555-meter (1,821 feet), 123-story tower, when completed in 2014, will be the tallest building in Asia and the world’s second tallest after the Burj Dubai.

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) was selected earlier this year after an international design competition by owner/developer Lotte Group, one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates. This long anticipated project has now earned all major zoning approvals, and excavation is nearly complete. The building will serve as Lotte’s new corporate headquarters and will be built by Lotte Construction, a subsidiary of the group. Architect’s description after the break.