Life and power Press by Unsangdong architects

Life and Power offices 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

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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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