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38 Examples of Stunning Seoul Architecture

From Grid Retail Spaces to Boom Box Buildings

— August 16, 2012 — Art & Design
These examples of stunning Seoul architecture show how incredibly creative Korean design can be.

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a booming metropolis with an immense population. With plenty of gorgeous architecture feats, this city is becoming more and more gorgeous as time goes on. Though many of the most impressive buildings do not yet exist, some of the proposed structures boggle even the most open-minded people. Creating a name for itself in a part of the world that stands out in terms of urban design, Seoul is quickly becoming a more popular tourist destination based on its unique traditions and tourist-friendly public spaces.

Sure to only grow in terms of popularity and innovation, this city is on the rise, particularly with regard to design.
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Augmented Alien Street Art
Augmented Alien Street Art
Graffiti Artist Sheryo Ang Draws Unique Whimsical Figures
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Colossal Shopping Mall Cities
Colossal Shopping Mall Cities
5+design Designs a Commercial Center That's a Mini Urban Centre
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Chain Mailed Structures
Chain Mailed Structures
The Kukje Gallery is Draped in 510,000 Stainless-Steel Links
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Glamorous Barbie-Themed Hotels
Glamorous Barbie-Themed Hotels
The Seoul Sheraton Hotel Suites Offer a Fun and Enchanting Vacation
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Streams from Streets
Streams from Streets
South Korea Restoration Project Turns Highway into a Green Park
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Public Aquatic Art
Public Aquatic Art
The Banpo Bridge Waterfall in Seoul
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Door-Designed Buildings
Door-Designed Buildings
Choi Jeong-Hwa's10-Story Structure is Made Entirely Out of Entrances
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Flower-Shaped Lantern Installations
Flower-Shaped Lantern Installations
Kimsooja's Lotus: Zone of Zero Encourages a Moment of Peace
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Sky-High Urban Gardens
Sky-High Urban Gardens
Block H is a Slice of Nature Set in the Heart of Seoul's Business District
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Garden-Glazed Skyscrapers
Garden-Glazed Skyscrapers
Murphy and Jahn Design the Pentominium for the Yongsan District in Seoul
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Stream-Celebrating Spaces
Stream-Celebrating Spaces
The ChonGae Sunken Stone Garden Brings a Bit of Nature Back to Seoul
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Giant Eco Bead Curtains
Giant Eco Bead Curtains
Green Decor at Jamsil Olympic Stadium
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Streamlined Sci-Fi Garages
Streamlined Sci-Fi Garages
The Herma Parking Building by JOHO Architecture is Futuristic
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Stacked Cylindrical Structures
Stacked Cylindrical Structures
The Velo Towers by Asymptote are Comprised of Rotating Components
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Communist Country Captures
Communist Country Captures
David Guttenfelder Gives a Glimpse into Daily Life in North Korea
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Hollow Apartment Buildings
Hollow Apartment Buildings
Rex Architecture's Yongsan Towers Are Pitted
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Mediarchitecture
Mediarchitecture
Mediafacades Festival Berlin + Urabanscreens Melbourne 2008
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$1.6 Million Loo House
$1.6 Million Loo House
Life in a Luxury Toilet
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Boom Box Architecture
Boom Box Architecture
Kring-Gumho Culture Complex in Seoul Looks Like a Ghetto-Blaster
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Criss-Crossing Towers
Criss-Crossing Towers
'Cross # Towers' by BIG Architects is Bright
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Nylon Architecture
Nylon Architecture
Sewn Home Replicas by Do-Ho Suh
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Quilted Concrete Exteriors
Quilted Concrete Exteriors
The Unique 3.1 Phillip Lim Flagship Store in Korea
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Dizzying Contortionist Towers
Dizzying Contortionist Towers
The Wavy GT Tower East by ArchitectenConsort is Fascinating
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Dynamic Geometry Discos
Dynamic Geometry Discos
Club Octagon Features an Astonishing and Modern Interior
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Greenchitecture
Greenchitecture
Ann Demeulemeester Store is Literally Green
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Stunning Razor-Sharp Structures
Stunning Razor-Sharp Structures
‘Dancing Dragons’ is a Gigantic Transparent Building
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Green Theme Parks
Green Theme Parks
'Gaia: The Living World' by AECOM is Set for Seoul, Korea
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Concealed Exclusive Clubs
Concealed Exclusive Clubs
The SKM Architects Ananti Club Pulls Luxury Beneath the Landscape
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Colossal Columnal Architecture
Colossal Columnal Architecture
The Seoul International Train Station Defines Spaces with Posts
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Asia Hungry For Swedish Design
Asia Hungry For Swedish Design
Ikea in Korea
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Movable Fashion Buildings
Movable Fashion Buildings
Rem Koolhaas Designs the Prada Transformer in Seoul
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Underwater Webchitecture
Underwater Webchitecture
The Dancing Water Pavilion Revitalizes Interaction with the Han-River
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Cracked Glassitecture
Cracked Glassitecture
The South Korea Gimpo Art Hall by Gansam Partners
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Climbing Cycle Storage
Climbing Cycle Storage
The Manifesto Bike Hanger Keeps Your Ride From Reaching Thieves
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Grid Retail Spaces
Grid Retail Spaces
The Sumit Shop by M4 Design Features Linear Design Elements
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Shipping Container Theatres
Shipping Container Theatres
Platoon Kunsthalle is an Eco-Friendly Space for Artistic Works
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Illuminated Landscape Installations
Illuminated Landscape Installations
Starry Night by Lee Eunyeol Expresses Private Outdoor Spaces
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Abandoned Airplane Renovations
Abandoned Airplane Renovations
Clipper Juan T. Trippe is a Ghost Town With Wings
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