Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Seoul' (9)

Seoul's Wavy Skyscraper (9 pics)



Dutch firm ArchitectenConsort just completed a wavy new skyscraper that brings a fascinating change to the cityscape of Seoul, South Korea. The undulating glass facade of GT Tower East makes it look different from every angle. The 427 foot (130 meter) high-rise stands out even further because it appears to drop down below street level.



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Added by Eugene on March 29, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Bridge of the Future (12 pics)

Many iconic bridges were built in the last century - the Brooklyn Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and Sydney Harbour Bridge, just to name a few. But what will bridges look like in the future? Seoul-based architecture firm, Planning Korea, gives us the answer...



Instead of serving just one purpose, the Paik Nam June Media Bridge in Seoul, South Korea is a .67… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 14, 2010 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Modern Architecture - Reaching Toward the Heavens (6 pics)



Yesterday, we looked at Asymptote's "Dream Hub" proposal for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea. Today, we take a look at another aweome proposal that was shortlisted for the same project, this time by London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners.…

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Added by Eugene on December 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Modern Architecture - The Merging Towers: Seoul



Although this proposal by Asymptote did not win the "Dream Hub" master plan competition for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea, I'm totally blown away by their ambitious imagination.



The FCD Yongsan Landmark Tower was conceived and designed to be among the most important and elegant tall buildings of the century. The design of…

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Added by Eugene on December 21, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Tallest Building in Asia: Seoul, South Korea



Designed by international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, Lotte Super Tower 123 will be the tallest building in Asia, and the world’s second tallest after the Burj Dubai. The super skyscraper will serve as Lotte’s new corporate headquarters and will be built by Lotte Construction, a subsidiary of the group.



Lotte Super Tower 123 will be located…

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Added by Eugene on October 25, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Seoul is the World's Most Connected City - TIME

With a completely wired transportation system and amazing wi-fi coverage, South Korea's capital is the most connected city in the world. TIME is on the scene.



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Added by Eugene on August 14, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Seoul's $20 Billion Master Plan: South Korea



Studio Daniel Libeskind has been named winner of the master plan competition for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea. The new large-scale district features a cluster of residential, office and retail neighborhoods in an extensive urban park along the Han River.



The plan, called "Archipelago 21" because each of the linked…

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Added by Eugene on May 17, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Expression Through the Human Canvas - Kim Joon: Seoul, Korea

For Korean born artist Kim Joon, the human body not only exists as physical matter, it is a medium for inner expression. Tattoos on the surface represent an individuals traditions and culture engraved within. It's amazing how he uses the human body as a canvas and creates an awesome 3D effect.

Kim Joon's website



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Added by Eugene on November 27, 2008 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

This is Gonna Cause Some Accidents - Banpo Water Fountain: Seoul, Korea

What used to be a boring bridge crossing the Han River in the Korean capital of Seoul is now a major tourist attraction. Banpo Bridge has been remodeled into a massive and beautiful fountain that shoots water down, not up. Installed on September 9th, 380 nozzles on both sides of the bridge pump out 190 tons of water from the han river per minute. Seoul Mayor… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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