Life and Power offices by Unsangdong architects

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Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Unsangdong Architects of Korea have designed a publisher's office encircled by timber-clad steps.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Located in the Gyeonggi province of Korea, some of the external steps continue through the interior of the building.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Photographs are by Namgoong Sun.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Here's more from the architects:


Life & Power Press Cultural topography - Stacking Contour

We know that we exist not as an individual, but as a unity of many, or even numerous individuals connected to each other.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Creating an Publisher's space is not just setting up the exhibition and office space and putting books in it, but drawing a map that covers all the works in the venue.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

It depends on the map how the viewer will appreciate the space and books.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Through the <publisher of Life & Power>, I have sought to insert 'the vessel of new topography' into homogeneous space.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

'The vessel of new topography.' an intervention of a new imagination into the space, works as imaginary texts like those of Jorge Luis Borges. We will make-the "Contour Topography" a space for the' new experience.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

The Contour space will reflect the real topography by applying the abstract image of it to the floor.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

The theatrical "Topography" works as canvas for the life, but changes through various new media include book.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

The multi-purpose topography is an interactive map of office, club, show, seminar, lecture, performance, etc.

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Design: Jang Yoon-Gyu, Shin Chang-Hoon
Location: Paju book city, Gyoha-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Use: Office

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Site area: 727.2㎡
Building area: 352.5㎡
Gross floor area: 995.77㎡
Building coverage: 48.47%
Floor space index: 135.24%

Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Structure: RC
Construction period: 2005. 6 ~ 2006. 2
Completion: 2006
Photographer: Namgoong Sun

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Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 1:00 am by Joe Mills. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • PWNADO SEASON

    stunning!

    Best form/detailing i’ve seen in a long, long time.

    bravo!

  • al

    this is not a nice window’s detail my dear/

  • woony

    Good job!!!

  • http://deleted amsam

    This is breathtaking.

  • Common People

    Nice work people, clearly showing the glass enclosure had to be put by some intern without supervision. Come on, there’s even a detail picture! Lots of fun…

    Otherwise, I like the simple structure “maison Domino”-like and that you show you visited “La Defense” building rooftop, in Paris -you know, those steps on the rooftop when you go out. By the way, I hope it’s not too rainy in there…

  • ehab

    very nice outcome well done

  • edward

    beautiful work… but inscrutable

  • edward

    The reference to Jorge Luis Borges.who held chaos rules the world, may help explain some of the odd aspects of the detailing here. I think.

  • Gunnar Á.

    a stairway to…heaven?
    Very well done

  • Redfern

    Delightful

  • http://www.alks.com/ Corrie Davidson

    While at first struck by the beauty, I must say that some of the detailing appears… rough, to say the least. Some of the intersections of the elements appear as afterthoughts, or perhaps- poor planning/measuring?? Overall a lovely piece though!!

  • chuck

    this project was nice..up until i read what the architect had to say.

  • 42si

    This building is so well done in every respects. I am surprised that the plan is so simple. Just goes to show that a complex plan is not always needed. They have reinvented a convention of a stair to make the bulding sing! Should get awards for this…

  • http://Ineedareviewjob eyeontheworld

    NEWS FLASH………

    Retro Lego design has resurfaced!!

  • laputa

    Interesting elevation.
    That’s it.
    No spatial experience.
    Not an impressive details.

  • http://eyecandy-webcandy.blogspot.com/ Eric

    Very nice! As for Chuck’s comment above – I would hope that something was lost in the interpretation from Korean to English..? If it wasn’t lost in translation then they should stay mute and let the work speak for itself.

  • curtis wagstaff

    composition – rather nice
    text/captions – rather pretentious