'Obsession' by Kwangho Lee, Korea
'Obsession' by Kwangho Lee, Korea
Incheon Bridge, South Korea-Providing new road access to Seoul's Incheon International Airport, the bridge is both long (13 miles) and tall (756 feet). It's shown here before its October 2009 completion. Photo by: Ryan Wick
Incheon Bridge, South Korea-Providing new road access to Seoul's Incheon International Airport, the bridge is both long (13 miles) and tall (756 feet). It's shown here before its October 2009 completion. Photo by: Ryan Wick
Part of Pyongyang's skyline.
Part of Pyongyang's skyline.
Concrete menorah by XYZ Integrated Architecture, $200.

The concrete menorah by the Tbilisi, Georgia, studio offers a modern industrial take on the Hanukkah staple.
Concrete menorah by XYZ Integrated Architecture, $200. The concrete menorah by the Tbilisi, Georgia, studio offers a modern industrial take on the Hanukkah staple.
Fog Linen Massage Bath Mat
Fog Linen Massage Bath Mat
Big Man on Campus

Built on Kolon Engineering and Construction's grounds, the E+ Home is the neighborhood's green building star. From this angle you can see the permeable pavers and sustainable landscaping, like water catchment pools and living walls, that make this place a paragon of green housing.
Big Man on Campus Built on Kolon Engineering and Construction's grounds, the E+ Home is the neighborhood's green building star. From this angle you can see the permeable pavers and sustainable landscaping, like water catchment pools and living walls, that make this place a paragon of green housing.
Roofreader

Though they may look like architecture school run amok, the steep pitches and cants of the roof have everything to do with the home’s ecological agenda. By creating a series of green roofs, maximizing daylighting and water catchment, and optimizing the positions of light tubes and building-integrated photovoltaic panels, the roof is a canny mix of passive solar design and state-of-the-art technology.
Roofreader Though they may look like architecture school run amok, the steep pitches and cants of the roof have everything to do with the home’s ecological agenda. By creating a series of green roofs, maximizing daylighting and water catchment, and optimizing the positions of light tubes and building-integrated photovoltaic panels, the roof is a canny mix of passive solar design and state-of-the-art technology.
The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well be the most sustainable house in the country.

Read more: http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/E-for-Effort.html?slide=1&c=y&paused=true#ixzz26xvWPsS7
The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well be the most sustainable house in the country. Read more: dwell.com/slideshows/...
The People's Palace of Culture is one of the city's many neohistoricist buildings.
The People's Palace of Culture is one of the city's many neohistoricist buildings.
'Positivenegative=Negativepositive' by Baek-Ki Kim, Korea
'Positivenegative=Negativepositive' by Baek-Ki Kim, Korea
ArchitekturWerkstatt Vallentin designed this seminar and apartment building in Goesan, South Korea, which is a finalist in the educational buildings category.
ArchitekturWerkstatt Vallentin designed this seminar and apartment building in Goesan, South Korea, which is a finalist in the educational buildings category.
Amongst the most impressive, and strange, of Pyongyang's monuments is this, the Party Foundation Monument from 1995.
Amongst the most impressive, and strange, of Pyongyang's monuments is this, the Party Foundation Monument from 1995.
Throughout the fair, massage chairs by Korakrit Arunanondchai offered an immersive experience where visitors could relax while enjoying one of the show's special projects—all in the artist's signature bleached denim, of course.
Throughout the fair, massage chairs by Korakrit Arunanondchai offered an immersive experience where visitors could relax while enjoying one of the show's special projects—all in the artist's signature bleached denim, of course.
Lamps by Korean designer Kwangho Lee illuminate Cormier's home.
Lamps by Korean designer Kwangho Lee illuminate Cormier's home.
This Korean War Memorial, the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial, sits alongside the Pothong River. It's a vast complex with a highly martial theme.
This Korean War Memorial, the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial, sits alongside the Pothong River. It's a vast complex with a highly martial theme.
Green machines

The E+ Home uses 95 

different green technologies. Here’s our guide.
Green machines The E+ Home uses 95 different green technologies. Here’s our guide.
Earth House is dedicated to Dong-joo Yoon, a Korean poet who died as a political prisoner in Japan during WWII.
Earth House is dedicated to Dong-joo Yoon, a Korean poet who died as a political prisoner in Japan during WWII.
Underneath it All

By capturing and storing  storm water and heat 

underground, the house saves even more energy.
Underneath it All By capturing and storing storm water and heat underground, the house saves even more energy.
Avid cooks, Jinhee and John spend part of every day around their custom-built kitchen island, surrounded by Compasso d’Oro barstools. The island is on castors, so it easily moves around the kitchen as needed. An edamame plant on their patio occasionally provides leaves for Korean dishes.
Avid cooks, Jinhee and John spend part of every day around their custom-built kitchen island, surrounded by Compasso d’Oro barstools. The island is on castors, so it easily moves around the kitchen as needed. An edamame plant on their patio occasionally provides leaves for Korean dishes.
'Leaf-shaped Spoon' by Shuhei Senda from Japan;

'Leaf-it' by Appree (Sangwoo Nam and Jonghwan Kim), Korea;

'Light Cube' by Joo Wan-jin, Korea
'Leaf-shaped Spoon' by Shuhei Senda from Japan; 'Leaf-it' by Appree (Sangwoo Nam and Jonghwan Kim), Korea; 'Light Cube' by Joo Wan-jin, Korea
Also by Korean firm BCHO is Jedong Ranch, a house in Jeju Island in South Korean, with a long staircase that leads down to an underground meditation space.
Also by Korean firm BCHO is Jedong Ranch, a house in Jeju Island in South Korean, with a long staircase that leads down to an underground meditation space.
Olivia: Armadillo-T Foldable Micro Electric Car

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) released a small electric car that completely folds in half when parking to alleviate city crowding. The team named the car after an armadillo because they studied the animal's movements when rolling up into a ball to help create the car's design. Armadillo-T has four-wheel drive, is all electric, and seats two, when folded, it takes up a third of a normal sized parkingspace in Korea. Watch the video here.
Olivia: Armadillo-T Foldable Micro Electric Car The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) released a small electric car that completely folds in half when parking to alleviate city crowding. The team named the car after an armadillo because they studied the animal's movements when rolling up into a ball to help create the car's design. Armadillo-T has four-wheel drive, is all electric, and seats two, when folded, it takes up a third of a normal sized parkingspace in Korea. Watch the video here.
Clad in a white Hi-Macs acrylic surface, a house belonging to two painters in Sokcho, South Korea, is intended as a blank canvas that captures light and shadow.
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Sokcho, South Korea
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Clad in a white Hi-Macs acrylic surface, a house belonging to two painters in Sokcho, South Korea, is intended as a blank canvas that captures light and shadow. - Sokcho, South Korea Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Apap Open School in Anyang, Korea
Apap Open School in Anyang, Korea
Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage or a swim in the outdoor pond at the August wellness center.
Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage or a swim in the outdoor pond at the August wellness center.
Architect TaeByoung Yim designed a compact residence in Seoul, Korea, with designated space for studying and entertaining.
Architect TaeByoung Yim designed a compact residence in Seoul, Korea, with designated space for studying and entertaining.
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Sokcho, South Korea
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
- Sokcho, South Korea Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Cover of the Korean graphic design magazine GRAPHIC, whose ninth issue 

was dedicated to Werkplaats Typografie.
Cover of the Korean graphic design magazine GRAPHIC, whose ninth issue was dedicated to Werkplaats Typografie.
Taking inspiration from the fairy tale of Snow White and the seven dwarves, South Korean campground Haru consists of a "castle
Taking inspiration from the fairy tale of Snow White and the seven dwarves, South Korean campground Haru consists of a "castle
Replacing the sliding barn door, a new storage wall holding yoga mats, blocks, and other accessories partitions the massage room and small office behind.
Replacing the sliding barn door, a new storage wall holding yoga mats, blocks, and other accessories partitions the massage room and small office behind.
Marc fell for the graphic painting by Korean-American artist Jen Pak, who is also a childhood friend, at a pop-up gallery show on the Lower East Side.
Marc fell for the graphic painting by Korean-American artist Jen Pak, who is also a childhood friend, at a pop-up gallery show on the Lower East Side.
A home in South Korea designed like a large square box with the form of a small gabled house cut out to create a wide passageway.
A home in South Korea designed like a large square box with the form of a small gabled house cut out to create a wide passageway.
A feature moss wall, visible from the entry, covers one of the bathroom walls to bring the outdoors into the apartment. Chen imported the no-maintenance preserved moss system from Korea.
A feature moss wall, visible from the entry, covers one of the bathroom walls to bring the outdoors into the apartment. Chen imported the no-maintenance preserved moss system from Korea.
Inlaid butterflies add visual interest to the vast slabs of gray marble. An adjoining massage room makes for the ultimate spa-like bathroom.
Inlaid butterflies add visual interest to the vast slabs of gray marble. An adjoining massage room makes for the ultimate spa-like bathroom.
My favorite entry in the Korean booth is from Sooho Haam, the articulated Occasional Table from the Zig Collection.
My favorite entry in the Korean booth is from Sooho Haam, the articulated Occasional Table from the Zig Collection.
The Korean pavilion, 'RE.PLACE.ING: Documentary of Changing Metropolis Seoul,' boasts a wooden hanok, the traditional Korean home that is now at risk of removal all over the country. The flowing inner spaces and the courtyard of the hanok open to each other and provide an anchoring precedence for the current residential apartments that are replacing and transforming Seoul's urban environment.
The Korean pavilion, 'RE.PLACE.ING: Documentary of Changing Metropolis Seoul,' boasts a wooden hanok, the traditional Korean home that is now at risk of removal all over the country. The flowing inner spaces and the courtyard of the hanok open to each other and provide an anchoring precedence for the current residential apartments that are replacing and transforming Seoul's urban environment.

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