Unique Rippling Brick Facade For An Office Building In Seoul Designed By LESS Architects

Unique Rippling Brick Facade Of An Office Building In Seoul Designed By LESS Architects

Created by an adroit team of Korea-based LESS Architects, this sculptural office building lies in the heart of a historical district nearby to the Chosun Palace in Seoul’s Anguk-Dong neighbourhood. The building's eye-catching feature is its curved rippling brick facade creating an open but intimate building design in the narrow streets of the area. Read SURFACES REPORTER (SR)'s complete report below:

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"The narrow, interconnected streets and traditional buildings with varying textures in the area inspired our team to create a pedestrian-friendly design that prioritizes intimacy.

The design process involved a detailed analysis of the street’s quantity and quality, leading to the building’s placement at the rear of the site to create an open space that coexists with the historic building," mentions the firm.

Architecture Allows Easy Interactions

Along with reflecting and well responding to the historical context of the site, the firm's also ensured to leverage of the curved-faced exterior to prioritize human movement and traditional street flow.

The rippling facade is split vertically to make enough room for glazing, open area, entrance and landscape features, allowing inhabitants to have easy interactions with passersby.

Inside the Building

The narrow passage joins communal common spaces and directs to a scenic roof garden offering sweeping views of the historical city. There is a void space on each level connecting the interior to the street. This void allows natural light to fall into the interiors while also accommodating human movement. 

Sustainable Features

Environmental sustainability was at the forefront while designing the structure. The building is energy-efficient and designed in a way that it gets proper air circulation and sunlight.

The void space is controlled by the microclimate of the space by daylight and ventilation. This allows a relaxing indoor environment for the dwellers. 

Project Details

Type: Office
Location: Seoul, Korea
Status: Completed
Firm: Less Architects
Principal Architect: Junseung Woo

About the Firm

Founded in 2009 by Junseung Woo, LESS Architects is an architectural design studio, which focuses on architecture not as a singular practice, but as an interlocking, harmonious and functional steps.

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