Articles tagged Korea


This pinecone sunflower casts a beautiful shade by day and shines at night

INCHEON – With Solar Pine, HG-Architecture re-examines technology’s role in the new natural world.


Hotel Cappuccino in Seoul caters to the eco-conscious traveller

At Hotel Cappuccino in Seoul, rooms dedicated to ‘free-cycling’ and ‘up-cycling’ appeal to eco-conscious travellers.

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Neri&Hu’s flagship for a South Korean beauty brand offers a multi-tiered sensory experience

SEOUL – ‘Brands need to be on show in other ways than through their products,’ says Rossana Hu. Her office, Neri&Hu, puts those words into practice with its flagship interior for premium …


Frits van Dongen exports the European model of social housing to Korea

SEOUL – A new public housing prototype in south of Seoul’s city centre, called the Gangnam District, strongly resembles the celebrated British housing estates of the 1950s.


SOFTlab's au naturale installation shines sunlight onto eco-friendly products

SEOUL – SOFTlab goes for a greenhouse effect inside the natural skincare brand Innisfree’s Myeongdong flagship store with the installation of a hanging garden canopy.


Biophilia drives DaeWha Kang Design's office block renovation

SEOUL – London-based studio DaeWha Kang Design has given a 1980s office block a facelift in Seoul, Korea.


Samsung circumvents trade-fair hustle and bustle with a meditative space

SEOUL – To showcase its latest attempt to conquer the audio market, electronics giant Samsung asked Seoul-based design company WGNB to create an installation which appeals to emotion.


Kwanpen's handbags stand out from neutral stone displays

BUSAN – Kwanpen’s latest boutique just opened its doors in Korea, showing a minimalist interior concept by Betwin Space Design.

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Persistent Illusions by Troika

Until 12 October, visitors to the Daelim Museum in Seoul can experience new works from Troika in a solo exhibition.


Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid Architects

DONGDAEMUN – Zaha Hadid and long-term collaborator Patrik Schumacher’s have completed a project in the historically charged Jung District in Seoul, South Korea.

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Moon by Maum

Strategic tools – disguised as toys – allow children to communicate where they feel sick. – Set in Seoul’s Eastern outskirts, Moon Paediatric Clinic was designed by Maum Studio to ease the …


Kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros

Bringing a soft touch of Swedish style to the up-and-coming Itaewon district, Kafé Nordic follows an ‘aesthetic of inconvenience’ all its own. Though embedded in a tiny basement, the Seoul-based …