Seoul, Korea, South


Nefs headquarters and exhibition hall

In exhibition areas, you can enjoy not only kitchens and furnitures, but also artworks in the middle of the place because there is an gallary of Nefs's foundation. Nefs's gallary plans various exhibitions. Threfore, people can appreciate not only kitchen and furnitures but also various displays and artworks. When you walk around outside of the exhibition wall, you can naturally enjoy Nefs's kitchens and several furnitures, which is pretty effective display path. Photo : Kim Yongkwan

Designer: Y GROUP (Korea, South)


Double house

The floor of the retail area on the 1st floor is divided from its corner into two in a diagonal direction, and the level of those two floors are set differently in order to maximize spatial flexibility. For the house on the 3rd floor, its access, entrance and living room are designed to offer a view to the mountain in the northeast. The living room is linked with a deck outside and also take advantage of natural ventilation all the time. Photograph: Joonhwan-Yoon

Designer: ON ARCHITECTURE INC. (Korea, South)


Ju Hyang Jae

The 'Ju Hyang Jae' choose the method of placed inclined 'ㄷ' shape mass on site for filter outside.
Enter the entrance, can face kitchen and dining room. Then along the corridor, there are main room and dress-room. The dress-room can use independent attic.
Being as children's room and living room have large window, they can secure lighting. Second floor attic are located in above living room. The living room, children's room, and library are each other go up and down.

Designer: KDDH (Korea, South)


Tower House

The architect got attracted by in-between spaces created by the x shaped configuration rather than the shape itself. He placed living room, master bedroom, kitchen and small rooms one by one along the flow of house so that the in-between spaces formed among the rooms can work as an independent outdoor space for each space. Especially the in-between space of living room and master bedroom are oriented to the south in order to draw abundant sunlight into the space.

Designer: ON ARCHITECTURE INC. (Korea, South)



Matryoshka is located in a residential area of four to five-story buildings, situated deep within Gangnam’s main street. The site is rectangular with pyramidal frame, tapering at the top due to setback regulations. A hard crust has been built here to make the internal space flexible. This crust becomes a structure which includes a boundary within a boundary, becoming smaller and overlapping at the to just like the Russian doll Matryoshka.

Designer: LEAU design (Korea, South)


Darak Darak

There are parking space for 5 vehicles, a cafe running by the owner's wife, and core in 1st floor. 2nd floor and 3rd floor consist of offices for renting and studios.
The owner's resident space is located in the upper part of the buidling which includes from 4th floor to 6th floor and attics. He romoved the boundary of living room and kitchen. 4th floor. A stair case from 5th floor to 6th floor and diagonal wall create high ceiling of 8m and vertically connect each room as a whole house.

Designer: THE_SYSTEM LAB (Korea, South)


March Rabbit

Located in the busy alley of Cheongdam-dong in Seoul, this building not only needs to respond with sensitivity to its surrounding environment but also establish itself as an unfamiliar landscape in order to envigorate the street itself. In addition, the building, as a neighborhood living facility, has to cope with the potential changes to its internal program, such as offices, retail shops, cafes, and as a residential quarter.

Designer: Kim Dong-jin (Korea, South)
Manufacturer: LEAU design Co. (Korea, South)


Moai Building

Easter Island has almost been erased from history as it has no clear documentation of its past. Mysterious Moai statues are the only evidence of civilization. I gained a similar impression of Samjeon-dong, Seoul. Modern Moai at Samjeon-dong began with the consideration of a symbiotic structure for a city, including housing created by stacking commercial facilities and residential units on the everyday cultural ground.

Designer: L'eau Design (Korea, South)



The interior space of the cafe, ‘On ne sait jamais’, is consist of a bottom space where heavy felt furnitures are placed and an overhead space where floating fabrics are hanging. The fabric hanging from the overhead structure is a very delicate translucent fabric which is distinct from the felt fabric at the bottom space. Being different from the heaviness of the stacking felt, the floating fabric provides sensitive movements responded by behaviors of visitors and micro airflow.

Designer: Namelss (Korea, South)
Manufacturer: (Korea, South)


The nest of Yellow Owl : Mum Building

Entirely covered with black brick, the building has a twisted rectangular shape, and its entrance defined by the incised surface of the distorted structure makes it difficult to distinguish between the front and the back. To block out the excessive light flowing into the upper floors, the architect designed lintels to be closed gradually rather than installing smaller windows on those floors.

Designer: Wise Architecture (Korea, South)


The Door

The nature of a traditional Korean door with a lattice set in the door frame, in particular, is quite gentle. The thin but durable lattice becomes one with changhoji (traditional Koran paper pasted on doors and windows) inside. Due to the semi-transparency unique to changhoji, door properly accommodates the inside and outside, rather than separating them. The look of a worn-out door loosened by many hands enables communication between the inside and outside in a relaxed mood.

Designer: NAMELESS Architecture (Korea, South)



Seoul, Korea, South





Korea, South

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