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25 Mar 2020
Galleria Department Store, Gwanggyo
Design: OMA
Galleria Department Store Gwanggyo Building
Photography by Hong Sung Jun, courtesy of OMA

Galleria Department Store in Gwanggyo
The Galleria is Korea’s first and largest upscale department store franchise founded in the 1970s, and has remained at the forefront of the premium retail market in the country since then.

24 Feb 2020
Photographic Art Museum, Seoul
Architects: MASK Architects
Photographic Art Museum Seoul Building
image courtesy of architects office

Photographic Art Museum in Seoul
Turkish Architect Öznur Pınar Çer’s firm MASK Architects has designed “The First Photographic Art Museum in the World” which has taken a picture by itself in Seoul.

5 Jan 2020
The Conran Shop Gangnam, Seoul
Architects: Conran and Partners
Conran Shop Seoul - South Korean Architecture News
photo : Woo Jin Park

The Conran Shop in Seoul
This new retail project is the British lifestyle brand’s first in South Korea.

South Korean Architecture News 2019

12 Dec 2019
The Weaves, Seoul
Design: MVRDV
The Weaves Seoul - South Korean Building News
image © MVRDVk

The Weaves Landscape Design for Tancheon Valley, Seoul
MVRDV has won a competition to redesign the Tancheon Valley and waterfront in Seoul with The Weaves, a design that knits together a tangle of pedestrian and bicycle paths, natural landscapes, and public amenities into an appealing, playful, symbolic landscape.

21 Nov 2019
Seoul Photographic Art Museum
Architects: Aidia Studio
Seoul Photographic Art Museum
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Seoul Photographic Art Museum
A Photographic Art Museum should be a celebration of light and how space and architecture can be crafted by the multiplicity of atmospheres and effects it is able to create when travelling through and into materials.

11 Nov 2019
The Imprint, Paradise City, Seoul
Design: MVRDV
Imprint Paradise City Seoul - South Korean Architecture News
photograph © Ossip van Duivenbode

The Imprint at Paradise City in Seoul by MVRDV
A new 2-building art-entertainment complex close to Incheon Airport. Featuring a nightclub in one building and indoor theme park in the other, the windowless structures feature three key design elements: imprints of the façade features of surrounding buildings, lifted entrances, and a golden entrance spot covering one corner of the nightclub building.

14 Nov 2019
City Main Library Gwangju in South Korea
This architecture competition seeks designs of a public library, which will serve as a main Library in Gwangju, Republic of Korea:
International Competition of City Main Library Gwangju

21 Sep 2019
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism News
UED affiliated company China Building Centre (CBC) is honored to be the sole Chinese representative in this year’s Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism:
2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

7 Sep 2019
AmorePacific Headquarters Seoul Building Interior, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Design: David Chipperfield Architects ; Interior Design: Kinzo
AmorePacific Headquarters Seoul Interior by Kinzo - South Korean Architecture News
photograph © Schnepp Renou for Kinzo

AmorePacific Headquarters Seoul Interior by Kinzo
For the headquarters of South Korea‘s largest cosmetics group, Kinzo designed an interior bringing the vibrancy and color from the urban context of Seoul to the top floor, creating a hub for the employees.

24 Jul 2019
Hyundai Motorstudi, Goyang
Design: ATELIER BRÜCKNER
Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang Korea
image courtesy of architects office

Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang
Feel the Feeling: The new Hyundai N Brand exhibition in the largest centre of automobile culture in Korea, has opened.

16 Jun 2019
National Museum of World Writing in Incheon
Design: Mirage Architects Studio
National Museum of World Writing - South Korean Architecture News
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National Museum of World Writing
In order to maintain the visibility, we drove the main section of the museum and galleries to the underground, separating the volume of services transparently from the ground, inspired by Korean native buildings in a modernized image of the ceilings and buildings of Korea to create both nostalgic and modern spaces for users.

12 Feb 2019
LightHouse Hotel in South Korea, Cheju
Design: Margot Krasojević Architecture, UK
Lighthouse Hotel in Cheju South Korea
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LightHouse Hotel in Cheju, South Korea
The project brief is to design an offshore lighthouse hotel. The design criteria address renewable energy, harnessing wave energy to generate electricity by using the building’s form.

18 Jan 2019
Blue Line Park, Busan, South Korea
Design: Migliore+Servetto Architects
Blue Line Park Busan - South Korean Architecture News
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Blue Line Park in Busan
The redevelopment project for a waterfront area running along 5 km of abandoned railway in the city of Busan.

7 Jan 2019
Root Bench, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Architects: Yong Ju Lee Architecture
Root Bench in Seoul - South Korean Architecture News
photo : Kyungsub Shin

Root Bench, Yongsan-gu
Root Bench is the reinterpretation of winning proposal in Hangang Art Competition. This is circle-shaped public furniture with diameter of 30m, installed in grass, which shows dynamic shape of root spreading throughout the park.

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South Korean Architecture News 2018

1 Dec 2018
Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Seopjikoji, eastern coast of Jeju Island
Architects: JAC STUDIOS, Denmark
Yumin Art Nouveau Collection, Phoenix Jeju
photography : Yoonsung Choi, Jeongyoun Hong, Mathias Kromann Rode

Yumin Art Nouveau Collection
This poetic glass exhibition in Phoenix Jeju in the South Korean peninsula, has been named as the World Interior of the Year for 2018.

24 Jul 2018
WAP Art Space, Seoul
Architects: Davide Macullo Architects
WAP Art Space Seoul building
photo : Yousub Song – Studio Worlderful, Seoul, South Korea

WAP Art Space Seoul
This work results from a close collaboration between the architect and an enlightened client capable of assimilating and encouraging architectural choices motivated by reasons that generate forms. An extraordinary passion has bound us throughout the years of the project, reaching a synthesis expressed by the completed work.

17 Jun 2018
Amorepacific headquarters, Seoul
Architects: David Chipperfield Architects
Amorepacific Headquarters Seoul Building
photo © Noshe

Amorepacific headquarters Seoul
Following eight years of design and construction, the completion of the new headquarters for Amorepacific, the largest Korean beauty company, was marked on 15 June with an official ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.

30 Apr 2018
LG Science Park, Seoul
Architects: HOK with Gansam Architects
LG Science Park in Seoul - South Korean Architecture News
photo © GS Construction

LG Science Park Seoul
One of the world’s largest corporate research campuses is now open for business. At more than 1 million square metres (the equivalent of 152 football pitches), LG Science Park in Seoul’s Magok District unites staff from eight of LG’s Korean businesses in the same location for the first time.

18 Apr 2018
Dream of Chungmuro Cinematheque
Design: Mass Studies
Dream of Chungmuro Cinematheque in Seoul
image from architects

Dream of Chungmuro Cinematheque in Seoul
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the release of a design sketch of the Seoul Cinematheque (tentative name), a visual art cultural complex to be built in Chungmuro, which is the center of the domestic film industry.

31 Mar 2018
Cloud Garden of General Yisabu, General of the Silla
Design: CAA Architects
Cloud Garden of General Yisabu, Gangwon-do - South Korean Architecture News
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Cloud Garden of General Yisabu, Gangwon-do
Inspired by Taoist concept of ‘Yi,’ The project is illustrated as a metaphorical ‘cloud,’ which surrounds the mystical mount Yukyang in Samcheok city. The Architecture is stimulated by the cloud forms depicted in east Asian ancient fine art and is manifested as a series of bridges and buildings that embrace a sacred mountain within.

11 Jan 2018
Canada Olympic House, east coast of South Korea
Design: Sid Lee Architecture
Canada Olympic House South Korea Architecture News
photo : Canadian Olympic Committee & Sid Lee Architecture

Canada Olympic House in South Korea
Canada Olympic House serves as the gathering place for Team Canada fans at the Games, welcoming family and friends of athletes and coaches. New for PyeongChang 2018, the house will open its doors to Canadians and all Team Canada fans visiting the Olympic region.

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28 Aug 2017
IPARK, Daegu Wolbae
Design: UNStudio
IPARK, Daegu Wolbae - South Korean Architecture News
photo © Edmon Leong

IPARK, Daegu Wolbae
Following its implementation as a result of the rapid urbanisation of the booming middle class in South Korea, apartment living continues to be the most popular type of housing in the country. In cities across South Korea this type of housing can be found stacked in identical, densely packed, utilitarian blocks.

Apr 23, 2017
Tongyeong Music Hall Building, Tongyeong Harbor
Design: Form4 Architecture, Architects
Tongyeong Music Hall Building, South Korea | www.e-architect.co.uk
image from architecture office

Tongyeong Music Hall Building South Korea
This 1,300-seat concert hall is located on an ocean side bluff overlooking the Tongyeong Harbor in South Korea. Designed to resound the intensity and vibrancy of Korean composer Isang Yun’s music, the concert hall comprises two elements: the upper level, with its metaphorical frozen undulation of water waves and the podium, which at ground level starts as a landform that mimics the ocean.

Apr 22, 2017
Finalist Proposal for the Young Architect Program in Korea, near Gyeongbokgung Palace, northern Seoul
Design: Jae Kim, Architect
Young Architect Program in Korea Finalist Proposal | www.e-architect.co.uk
image from architect

Young Architect Program in Korea Finalist Proposal
This proposal and narrative, ‘The first time we met’, started from the question of what the origin of our society and architecture are.

Apr 11, 2017
Car Culture Experience Park, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do
Architects: ATELIER BRÜCKNER
Hyundai Motorstudio
image from architecture office

Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang
The Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang has opened its doors. It is the largest centre of automotive culture in Korea, a brand world used by car maker Hyundai to present itself to a broad public. Up to 2,000 visitors per day are expected at the favourable location between the airport and Seoul city centre. The spacious, light-filled building comes from the Viennese architects Delugan Meissl, the exhibition having been designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Stuttgart.

7 Nov 2016
Hankook Tire R+D Centre, Hankook Technodome, Daejeon
Design: Foster + Partners
Hankook Tire Centre - South Korean Architecture News
photograph : Nigel Young

Hankook Tire R+D Centre
The new research and development centre for Hankook Tire: the new facility forms an integral part of Hankook Tire’s new vision for a corporate culture and brand, and the 96,328-sqm R+D centre aims to attract the industry’s top talent, providing an inspirational place to work, with light filled offices, advanced laboratories and dynamic social spaces to nurture a culture of openness and innovation.

6 Nov 2016
Ulju Government Complex, Ulsan, South Gyeongsang
Design: Samoo Architects & Engineers
Ulju Government Complex - South Korean Architecture News
image from architecture firm

Ulju Government Complex in South Korea
Planned as a sustainable government complex, the facility is located on a hill side. Utilizing the site condition, the design team focused on the concept of ‘Ulju Maru’ by creating various levels that provides comfort in access and utilization by the citizens.

5 Jul 2012
French Restaurant, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu
Design: BANG by MIN emerging design group
French Restaurant in Gangnam-gu Seoul Korea
image : Choi, Jungwoo

French Restaurant in Seoul
‘La Ville de Pins’ is a French Restaurant Remodeling project in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, which is the hottest district at metropolitan area in the city of Seoul, Korea. I thought that the conciseness might tell the message more strongly in the age when the extraordinary designs are rampant formatively and visually. Therefore, I designed this space only with white color and shapes of extremely moderated straight line on the whole.

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