South Korea

Seoul National University Arts Research Center Wayfinding

Merit Award 2017
Seoul National University Arts Research Center Wayfinding

The Seoul National University Arts Research Center is a shared-use facility for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Music. The building is constructed in a modern style as an L-shaped steel frame with a glass atrium at the center that serves as the core of the structure and passageway to access the various parts of the facility.

Ho-Am Museum of Art Placemaking

Finalist 2017
Ho-Am Museum of Art Placemaking

The Ho-Am Art Museum, located just 24 miles south of Seoul, is home to more than 100 national treasures. Founded in the spring of 1982 by Byung-Chul Lee, founder of Samsung Group, the exhibition is comprised from more than three decades of accumulation of traditional Korean artifacts in Lee’s private collection. To better showcase the artifacts, a ‘Hee-Won’ (a type of traditional Korean garden) was added to the museum and re-launched in 1997 as both a museum and a park.

SGMC Sunken Wall of Prayer

Finalist 2017
SGMC Sunken Wall of Prayer

The Sarang Community Church was established in 1978 with 800 members. The church quickly outgrew its facility in Gangnam and, as the area continued to develop rapidly, the church was left with few options for expansion to meet the spatial needs of the growing congregation. When an opportunity arose to purchase a large plot of land just a little over a mile west from the former site, the church raised the necessary funds to secure the land and began raising more funds for the construction of the new facility through the generous gifts of its members.

Hyundai Card Music Library

Merit Award 2016
Hyundai Card Music Library

Music-loving members of Korea’s largest credit card company, Hyundai Card, have a new venue to call their own. Set within a steep hillside in the rapidly changing Yongsan (“Dragon Hill”) district overlooking Seoul to the south, the Hyundai Card Music Library + Understage is the latest outpost to join a handful of exclusive card-member amenities.

Interactive Architecture

Beijing Aquatic Center

Interactive Architecture

In the age of knowledge, architecture is the storyteller.

The year was 1969. In what he called an “Unwarranted Apology” for the discipline, architectural theorist Reyner Banham argued that while technological advances have often dictated innovation, architecture has often been late to adapt. His revelation, so obvious today by 21st century standards, was that mechanical engineering and architectural design cannot be separated.

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