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Pleasure island: a remote Gapado remodelled Subscription

In a joint initiative with Hyundai Card, architects One O One focus on economy, ecosystem and culture to develop the South Korean island of Gapado 

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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

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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 


Northern accent: Urbanism and ephemera in North KoreaSubscription

Going beyond military threat, famine and dictatorship discussions, two new books give a more multi-faceted sense of North Korea

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AR February 2018 on KoreaSubscription

Kim Swoo Geun | David Chipperfield Architects | CoRe Architects | STPMJ | Kim Jong Kyu | Mass Studies | Iroje | Byoungsoo Cho | Sewoon Sangga | Paju Book City | Typology: Bathhouse

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Editorial: Architecture can flourish in the most difficult circumstancesSubscription

The transformation of the Yongsan US Garrison into a parkland proves that architecture can overcome a history of occupation, war and an uneasy truce

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Brought to book: the Paju Book City storySubscription

The reality of Paju Book City today is far from the architectural utopia promised by ARU’s Youlhwadang Book Hall nearly a decade ago

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Britain in Seoul: The path to Korean modernitySubscription

Creating surreal pockets of Victorian Britain in the megalopolis of Seoul, the UK played a significant role in the formative years of Korea’s modernisation

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Mak and bium: imperfection and emptiness in Korean aetheticsSubscription

The informal spontaneity of mak and poignant vacancy of bium permeate both aesthetics and way of life in Korea

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Kim Swoo Geun (1931-1986)Subscription

Behind the enigma of the father of Korean architecture was an edifice of a modern architect who practised what he preached

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