Articles tagged Korea

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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.

The interior of Hotel Cappuccino is a prime example of upcycling, thanks to the use of vintage clocks collected across the globe and chairs made from second-hand furniture and discarded items.
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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.

Billboard: DDW17 CFE
Billboard: DDW17 CFE
The Sulwhasoo flagship in Seoul is based on the concept of a lantern, a symbol of travel, arrival and enlightenment in Korean culture.
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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 …

A riviera-blue future rising on Seoul's periphery.
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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.

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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.

The architects envisioned a workspace which combines contemporary material processes with organic principles.
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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.

an installation The installation appeals to audience emotions while promoting its new product, the Radiant 360 wireless speaker.
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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.

Spotlights protrude down from the ceiling, illuminating and isolating every single object.
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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.

Billboard: Out Now Mark #69
Billboard: Out Now Mark #69
Electroprobe Installation #5 lets visitors listen in on a parallel polyphonic soundscape.
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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.

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza bears the architects' signature sensuous formal vocabulary and futuristic monumentality.
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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.

Organ-shaped games let children identify where they're sick.
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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 …

Seoul-based Kafé Nordic packs-in a smorgasbord of iconic designs.
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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 …