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When the Brands Take Over

        Much has been written about the idea of iconic architecture or signature buildings by internationally recognized architects. They are, and rightly so, often criticized for their lack of integration in the urban context as well as non-representation of the … Continue reading

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Butterfly House – Donner Sorcinelli Architecture

The Italian studio Donner Sorcinelli Architecture had the chance to design a house in Gapyeong, near Seoul. Not only is it interesting to see that an international firm was hired to design a house in the suburbs of Seoul, but … Continue reading

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Architecture photography from Korea

Mark De Fraeye, from, is a photograph with a strong interest in Korean traditional architecture as well as Korea’s culture and lifestyle. Some of his work will soon be on display in Stuttgart, Germany. His photographs are beautiful and … Continue reading

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Byoung-soo Cho wraps concrete / Hanil Visitors Center and Guest House

MARK #27  Text Jin-young Lim Photos Yong-kwan Kim The Hanil Cement plant in the town of Danyang, Korea, towers in front of a mountain ridge that has been descending 30 cm each year as raw material has been dug out … Continue reading

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The Naked Truth / Weekend Houses Hochon-ri, Hoon Moon

‘Hoon Moon, a self-proclaimed lover of women’s derrières and fishnet stockings, wants visitors to the Rock It Suda holiday house to ‘tremble with the energy of emotion’. Text Jin-young Lim

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The Korean Gallery at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden

Architect Doojin Hwang+DJHA designed the Korean Gallery at the Museum of far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden. With the working theme ‘Uniquely Intimate’, the design responded to both Korean and Swedish cultural traditions. The general layout of the Korean Gallery was inspired … Continue reading

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Global vs Local: the Case of Contemporary Architecture in Twenty-First Century Korea

       As I was concluding my last article (cf.: Architecture as the Built Form of Colonial Ambitions), I hinted at the Korean national architectural identity currently being molded by today’s work from Korean architects. Parallel to that development, there is … Continue reading

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