Articles tagged South Korea

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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.

Leaderboard: CIFF
Leaderboard: CIFF
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Vonsung designs with balance in a pilates studio

Seoul – Vonsung combines spa-like aesthetics with a multifunctional workout facility in Pilates the Balance to encourage health and wellbeing.  

Stratum House by stpmj. Photo Song Yousub
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A concrete medley by stpmj is cast as a residential façade

ICHEON – A 1:1 ratio of geologic inspiration and architecture amounts to an interesting façade aesthetic.

IPARK towers by UNStudio. Photos Edmon Leong, Rohspace and Hyundai
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UNStudio dresses up IPark towers to the nines

DAEGU – Get those smartphones up on drones for the newest Instagram-friendly architecture.

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Betwin's animals-over-aesthetics design for veterinary clinic Oasis

SUWON, SOUTH KOREA – Designed by Korean studio Betwin, the veterinary surgical centre puts functionality first and prioritizes their VIPs: very important pets.

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Jinsik Kim exhibition lets raw materials speak for themselves

SEOUL – With minimal shapes and designs, Jinsik Kim shows the aesthetic and functional potential offered by materials alone in their purest form.

Deep House by Poly.m.ur. Photos Kyungsub Shin
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Poly.m.ur's Deep House is a culmination of solutions for a brief of clashing elements

SEOUL – Keeping in line with Korean building regulations isn't the easiest part of an architect's job. Keeping clients happy isn't always a breeze either.

Leaderboard: CIFF
Leaderboard: CIFF
Common Ground by Urbantainer. Photos Kyungsub Shin / Young Kim
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Urbantainer breaks down the negative stereotypes of modular building

SEOUL – Built from 200 shipping containers over a 5300-sq-m area, Common Ground is the world’s largest retail platform made of container modules.

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Betwin makes over beauty retailer with geometric candy stripes

HANAM-SI, South Korea – Sugarcup cosmetic store by Betwin Space Design is a study in bold patterns and bolder neon touches.

Waveon Cafe by Heesoo Kwak / IDMM Architects. Photos Kim Jaeyoun
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A high-density structure by Heesoo Kwak feels light enough to blow away

BUSAN – South Korea’s second most populated city is no stranger to modern architecture. Waveon beach cafe joins the concrete crusade on a hill that overlooks the glittering shore.

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Daniel Valle realizes an adaptable partition wall for South Korean elementary school

Daniel Valle Architects uses a cushion-like partition wall to create a space that adapts to meet the need for communal activities as well as quiet study time at DSSI elementary school.