Articles tagged South Korea

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Here's more evidence that the unfinished café look is taking over Airspace

Seoul – Studio Unravel's yyyyynnn Café celebrates the rawness and unpredictability of materials, in direct opposition to the clean look of Airspace.

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Hyundai’s fintech workspace blends the highly digital with the highly human

Seoul – As Hyundai Card evolves into an increasingly digital service, Gensler provides a new workplace that links it to a traditional focus on employee creativity. 

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AMO’s curated Hyundai showroom trumps the traditional sales floor

Seoul – In Seoul, AMO’s unconventional car showroom keeps the eye on the prize with a spatial approach that is both high-touch and exhibition-like.

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Render or reality? A South Korean complex simulates its surroundings

Incheon, South Korea – MVRDV’s entertainment complex simulates its surroundings, featuring imaginatively imprinted elements from adjacent buildings.

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This designer thinks of candy when creating her maximalist porcelain pieces

Munich – Inspired by sweeties, candy and fizzy drinks, Ahryun Lee’s porcelain pieces appeal to the senses in full technicolour glory.

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A South Korean teddy-bear store avoids cuddly clichés

Incheon, South Korea – Instead of going for the cuteness traditionally associated with the segment, WGNB decided to deconstruct the materials behind the handmade toys. 

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In Seoul, this five-storey residential project breaks all the rules

Seoul – A residential project by STPMJ architects reveals an unconventional way of building homes in dense areas of South Korea.

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A co-working space in South Korea gets culture-specific

Seoul – Seoul-based Station Neo, designed by Atelier Archi@Mosphere, was conceived when the particularities of the local culture in mind.

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A 90s house in Seoul gets a colourful update

Seoul – Daniel Valle Architects brought a typical 90s dwelling straight into the present with a process that mirrored the history of the neighbourhood. 

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A Korean brand stands out in London with a little help from some alien friends

London – Multisensory installations are part of Gentle Monster's retail experience – and it’s helping them make a splash in one of Europe’s most competitive shopping streets. 

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The darkest building on earth might just offer the most enlightening experience

Pyeongchang, South Korea – Asif Khan coats Hyundai’s Pavilion for the Winter Olympics in a super black material that absorbs 99% of the light hitting its surface, marking it the …

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Obstacle, spectacle – Vavas uses a sculptural display to bridge and divide

SEOUL – The Vavas eyewear store in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam District, gives centre stage to a display object that’s both rough boulder and sleek stainless steel.