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Bakery by Sukchulmok

Dezeen Debate features "beautifully executed" brick cafe in South Korea

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a red brick cafe in South Korea by Seoul studio Sukchulmok. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Seoul studio Sukchulmok has designed a red brick cafe in South Korea inspired by European public squares.

The building, named Parocindo Bakery Cafe, features lively curved shapes and rounded walls. For its interior, the studio used small tiles made from travertine limestone.

Commenters dissected the project. One loved the project and thought it was "beautifully executed", whereas another described it as "odd" and "strange".

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Venice Architecture Biennale "does not show any architecture" says Patrik Schumacher

Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section included an opinion piece by Patrik Schumacher on the "lack of architecture" at the Venice Architecture Biennale, four inflatable structures by Steve Messam at Clerkenwell Design Week and BIG being named as the masterplanner of Neom's octagonal port city.

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