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Mikve Rajel, with subdued lighting and expanses of wood and marble lining the communal areas, gives the ritual bath a setting not unlike a modern spa
The folded wooden envelope provides a place for locals to meet, creating a transitional social zone between the intimate spaces of the interior and the urban space of the waterfront
Crossing Parallel(s) by Studio MRDO and Studio LaM, Korean Demilitarised Zone, Korea, unbuiltSubscription
Prodded by President Trump, the cold war between North and South Korea – which never formally declared a truce – threatens to return to boiling point, with potentially world-ending consequences. What solutions can architecture offer to the crisis? This is of course a ludicrous question; nevertheless, architectural research group Arch Out Loud recently held an open competition to design an underground bathhouse in the demilitarised zone, with the aim of emphasising the shared culture ...
Since time immemorial, and from continent to continent, saunas or bathhouses have played a community role, stripping their users of social distinctions and affording a rich seam for architects
STPMJ: ‘In Korea, architecture was not seen as a profession that synthesises cultural, social and environmental aspects’Subscription
With one foot in South Korea and the other in New York, the work of Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim is a hybridisation of East and West
Rather than vying for prominence, two buildings for a residential college at Daejeon University in central South Korea by Iroje architects and Mass Studies manage to deftly complement each other
Outrage: Zones charting unhappy political realities should not be turned into tasteless tourist spectaclesSubscription
Separating North and South Korea, the curious no man’s land of the Demilitarised Zone has become a political theme park
Going beyond military threat, famine and dictatorship discussions, two new books give a more multi-faceted sense of North Korea
The threat of imminent attack haunts CoRe Architects’ conversion of a military bunker into an arts and cultural centre