Winner 2023 / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / Commercial Small

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  • Project Title

    Yeoksam Commercial Renovation

  • Winning Firm

    Jeoh Architects

  • Lead Designer

    Hyunil Oh

  • Awarded

  • Project Location
    Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    January, 2020
  • Client
  • Photographer credit
    Kyungsub Shin, Jeoh Architects

  • Architectural Firm
  • Architect Firm / Studio Name
  • Lead Architect(s)
    Hyunil Oh
  • About Firm
    Jeoh Architects prioritizes form, function, and time in creating space. Jeoh focus on detailed research on material properties and aims to expand architecture's spectrum through construction. Founder Hyunil Oh got B.Arch from Korea Univ. and an M.Arch from Columbia Univ., and has won awards including UIA. With experience at OMA, UNStudio, and Samoo Architects&Engineers, Hyunil Oh is now the principal architect of Jeoh Architects, a public architect of Jeju, and CEO of Framework Construction.

The building was designed to improve an adjacent Eunhaengnamu Park which was not well-organized and its relationship with the surrounding area. The design incorporates elements of Korean design, shape of curve, that expands the park functionally and spatially. Although the plan to add a light panel on the facade was not feasible due to cost, the building still has a strong relationship with the park. The design blends Korean motifs with modern designs in Seoul and reflects the belief that the building that enjoys benefits from parks should have a positive impact on them.

Credits: Kyungsub Shin, Jeoh Architects