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Go for a climb on “Dynamic Relaxation” at the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art

Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA) recently launched a competition to find the winning design for their "Project S" outdoor installation. Along with other young artists and architects, locally based HG-Architecture was invited to participate in the design competition. HG-Architecture then won the commission…

“Crow’s Eye View”, from the 2014 Venice Biennale Korean Pavilion, returns as a NY exhibition

Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015
"Crow's Eye View" is an exhibition that delves into the complex past, present, and future of the Korean Peninsula, and it explores how architecture played a key role in shaping the peninsula after World War II. Winning a Golden Lion for the Best National Participation at the

Results of the Rehabilitating Mapo Oil Depot into a Cultural Depot Park competition

Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014
The Seoul Metropolitan Government in Korea launched the Rehabilitating Mapo Oil Depot into a Cultural Depot Park international competition to gather ideas to preserve the abandoned Mapo Oil Depot, which stands as a historic icon to Seoul's industrial past. At the end of the competition, the jury…

Details into the Korean Peninsula’s “Crow’s Eye View” pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
In the Korean Peninsula's response to the 2014 Venice Biennale theme of rediscovering national identity through architecture, the "Crow's Eye View" pavilion explores the divided state of North and South Korea, and extends that discussion to the global state of architecture itself. The multi-themed pavilion uses…

New Federation of Korean Industries HQ by Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture opens to the public

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) announced today the public opening of the new Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) headquarters in Seoul. AS+GG collaborated with engineering firms Thornton Tomasetti and Environmental Systems Design, and locally based firm Chang-Jo Architects…

H Architecture’s winning proposal for the Sejong Public Housing Development

Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013
New York-based H Architecture sent us their winning proposal for the Sejong 2-2 M2 Block Public Housing Development competition. In celebrating its 50-year apartment building history, the Korea Land and Housing Corporation opened a call for ideas for its new 77,000m2 housing development in Sejong City, South…

“Sangam Culture Storage” - Second-prize entry by Kyuseon Hong for Mapo Oil Reserve Base competition

Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013
It's time for another project feature from the Mapo Oil Reserve Base design competition we recently covered: "Sangam Culture Storage" from second-prize entry winner Kyuseon Hong. Sangam Culture Storage addresses the need of an art and culture facility for the Mapo Oil site, which is…

“Hidden Treasures” - Honorable mention entry by Stefano Corbo for Mapo Oil Reserve Base competition

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013
We're happy to present "Hidden Treasures - Seoul Science Park" by Stefano Corbo, an architect and associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Alghero, Italy. In addition to his many accomplishments — writing for international publications, starting his own firm, being a current Ph.D candidate at…

Mapo Oil Reserve Base competition - First place entry by Sunggi Park and Hyemin Jang

Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
The Public Development Center of the Seoul Metropolitan Government recently announced the winners for "The first step to changing the Mapo Oil Reserve Base" international competition. The ideas competition challenged student and professional participants to repurpose the Mapo Oil Reserve Base in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea, which has…

Sejong Art Center Entry by H Architecture & Haeahn Architecture

Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013
New York-based practice H Architecture has shared with us its submission to the recent Sejong Art Center competition for the design of a cultural center for the planned city of Sejong in South Korea. The entry was a collaborative effort with Haeahn Architecture from Seoul.

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