Articles on South Korea

Stratum House by stpmj. Photo Song Yousub
 

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
 

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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Deep House by Poly.m.ur. Photos Kyungsub Shin
 

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.

Common Ground by Urbantainer. Photos Kyungsub Shin / Young Kim
 

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.

Waveon Cafe by Heesoo Kwak / IDMM Architects. Photos Kim Jaeyoun
 

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.

Platform-L by Joho Architecture. Photos Namgoong Sun
 

Joho Architecture on what to do with space you're not allowed to use

SEOUL – It's what's on the outside that counts. At least, that's what the building regulations in the Korean district of Gangnam would have you believe.

The building’s new texture evokes smaller-scale patterns found in traditional Korean architecture.
 

Casa Geometrica by JOHO

SEOUL – Korean firm JOHO Architecture has completed renovations to a deteriorating property in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

Black brick is used  to create a place of remembrance and healing for the victims and their supporters.
 

Museum of War and Women's Human Rights by Wise Architecture

SEOUL – Korean architects refurbish a residence into a modest, solemn museum for the country's 'comfort women'.

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The mini-resort is conceived as a strip of similar structures facing the sea.
 

Knot Houses by Atelier Chang

GEOJE – On the South Korean island of Geoje, a series of five crisp white structures cascades alongside a cliff edge to face the sea.

A series of terraces culminate on the roof, with sweeping views of South Korea's capital.
 

ABC Building by Wise Architecture

SEOUL – The brick screen of this office building offers its users respite from the constant bustle of Seoul.

The rippling façade gives the building a unique expression and enriches the urban context.
 

HANDS Corporation Headquarters by The System Lab

SEOUL – The small-scale office building brings a fluid expression to the Korean streetscape.