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12 Feb 2019
LightHouse Hotel in Cheju, South Korea

18 Jan 2019
Blue Line Park in Busan

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
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
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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
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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
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.

28 Aug 2017
IPARK, Daegu Wolbae
Design: UNStudio
IPARK, Daegu Wolbae
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 |
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 |
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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
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
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
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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