Culturally Modern Ga On Jai Residence in South Korea by IROJE KHM Architects

Korean firm IROJE KHM Architects designed this unique Korean Ga On Jai Residence that is a mixture of modern and traditional styles. Description from the IROJE KHM Architects: MONUMENTAL SITE About 20 years ago, government held “the house expo” in Gang Nam and constructed this “expo town” of low-rise residences, and every site of this town were designed by selected architects who had been famous in Korea at that time. [...]

 

Astounding Fabric Reproduction of a Three-Storey Townhouse by Do Ho Suh

South Korean artist Do Hu Suh has created an amazing transparent fabric reproduction of a three-storey townhouse currently being featured in an exhibit at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Dubbed as ‘home within home within home within home within home’, the structure is a massive and sculptural space constructed from silk medium. It was inspired by the first home of the artist in Rhode Island, [...]

 

Distinctive Korean Residential Complex by OBBA

OBBA, Office for Beyond Boundaries Architecture, has designed a unique residential complex called ‘Beyond the Screen’ in Naebalsan-dong, Seoul. What sets this complex apart from other designs is its brick screen feature to the front and back that allows natural light and ventilation to enter. Photos by  Kyungsub Shin via ignant

 

World's Longest Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that is 1,140m long, shooting out 190 tons of water per minute. This spectacular water fountain was installed in 2009 in Banpo Bridge that crosses the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. Pedestrians and motorists surely does the best view of the bridge at night with its magnificent play of colors.    [via amazingplacesonearth, thingsaboutsouthkorea]

 

Korean Home Where Tradition Meets Modernism

I must say that I once was hit by the so-called Korean Wave in our country. There’s just something with their culture that continues to amaze me. Koreans have this remarkable ability to keep up with global modernization, and still be able to preserve their age-old traditions. A perfect example of what I’m trying to say is this Korean home located in Southern Korea. Its owner, Hongnam Kim is an art historian [...]