moon hoon curves concrete k-pop building in korea
original content
may 27, 2014
moon hoon curves concrete k-pop building in korea


moon hoon curves concrete k-pop building in korea
photo by nam goong sun
all images courtesy of moon hoon

 

 

 

fitting with the typical building composition of baekhyeon-dong, south korea, the ‘k-pop curve’ is a mixed-use property with commercial programs on the lower two levels, and residential units on the upper floors. however, seoul based architecture office moon hoon sought to distinguish the structure from its context through its form and materials. responding to its location on a prominent street corner, the front façade takes a large curving shape, with a rectangular frame protruding at the center, creating a stage for public viewing.

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

a rectangular form juts through the building, creating a public stage toward the street and a private balcony behind
photo by nam goong sun

 

 

 

the street facing wall stands off of the overall building volume, producing an interstitial space containing a staircase which accesses the upper levels. on the roof, a terrace provides a place for social events. the ground floor and basement are open and flexible rooms able to host a variety of functions.

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

the rectangular frame’s smooth concrete finish contrasts the board-formed texture on the back elevation
photo by nam goong sun

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

interior edges on the front façade are articulated with recessed lights
photo by nam goong sun

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

the exterior stair passes through the street facing ‘stage’
photo by nam goong sun

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

the street facing wall projects off of the main building volume
photo by nam goong sun

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

a stair occupies the interstitial space, leading to the rooftop terrace
photos by nam goong sun

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

an interior stairway is finished with a textured and mirrored material
photos by nam goong sun

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

the basement space is designed flexibly for a variety of uses
photo by nam goong sun

moon hoon k pop curve designboom

the roof provides a space for social events
photo by nam goong sun

 

full article here

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: baekhyeon-dong, bundang-gu, seongnam-si, gyeonggi-do, korea
client: plantynet co., ltd.
program: multi use building and multiplex house
site area: 264.7 sqm
building area: 131.74 sqm
gross floor area: 435.85 m
height: 13.68 m
building to land ratio: 49.77%
floor area ratio: 136.20%
structure: reinforced concrete
exterior finish: exposed concrete
interior finish: ceramic tile, wallpaper
architect: moonbalsso(moon hoon)
project team: kim sookhee, jang dukhyun, kim taehyeong, lee byungyeup, song juneui
structural engineer: power
construction: jehyo
mechanical/electric engineer: guekdong engineering
design: dec. 2012 – apr. 2013
construction: may 2013 – may 2014
budget: 900 million krw
photography: nam goong sun

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library