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March 2019

Space is a specialized architectural monthly which was first published in 1966 and has been at the vanguard of covering the arts and culture scene here in Korea ever since. The magazine features not only architecture, but also diverse cultural and artistic activities across the spectrum of the fine arts. Space offers its readers a wide variety of architectural news throughout Korea, in Asia, and the world in general. Space has been officially listed on the Art & Humanities Citation Index of Thomson Reuters. 월간 SPACE는 1966년에 창간되어 한국의 건축문화 및 예술 분야를 아우르는 전문잡지로 성장하여 2008년 1월호 부터는 미국 톰슨로이터의 예술/인문학 인용색인에 등재되어 국제적으로도 인증 받는 건축전문잡지로서의 자리메김 하고 있습니다. 월간 SPACE는 미국 및 전세계 주요 국가의 서점 및 온라인을 통해 메거진을 구매 하실 수 있습니다. This is a bi-lingual title in English and Korean

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international design competition for new gwanghwamun square winner announcement

Perspective image of ‘Deep Surface’ On Jan. 21 2019, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced the winner of the International Design Competition for New Gwanghwamun Square as ‘Deep Surface: Awakening of Past and Future’ by CA Design, Kim Youngmin, Yooshin Engineering Corporation, and SUNINTERLINE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN LAB. As part of the ‘New Gwanghwamun Project’, the competition attracted the participation of 38 domestic teams and 32 foreign teams. The nomination strives to realise three objectives: forming a national symbolic axis (Bugaksan Mountain – Gyeongbokgung Palace – Gwanghwamun Square – Sungnyemun Gate – Yongsan – Han River) by restoring the ‘Cabinet Street’, drawing connections between underground and overhead networks in a three-dimensional way, and promoting a Korean-style scenery that encompasses both nature and the city. The square was planned under…

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polychromy of time

There have been many ways of measuring time throughout history. People used to observe changes from the shadows according to the sun’s altitude or let the water flow from a huge pot at regular intervals. Then when the modern age arrived, science and technology rapidly developed, and people were able to check time according to the movement of machinery. Today, we can even check time based on the frequency of cesium atoms. The development of technology has certainly made our life convenient. However, is our depth of experience becoming shallower as a result of this tightening appreciation of time, altered by the size of the digital number on a smartphone screen?The exhibition entitled ‘Time, a Hermès Object’, held at Maison Hermès Dosan Park from Feb. 9 – 22 presented…

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at the boundary between painting and sculpture

Tchunmo Nam, Spring 0101, 2019 (Image courtesy of Leeahn Gallery) Tchunmo Nam’s solo exhibition entitled ‘Tchunmo Nam’ presents the series Spring, Beam, and Strokes, presenting the audience with an opportunity to embrace the artist’s works at a glance.When one enters the exhibition hall, the choppy waves rise and fall. From a distance, equally spaced curves appear like they were drawn on a canvas painted in blue. A closer look reveals that the curves are three-dimensional objects. Like a domino laid on the floor, small pieces were sequentially laid on the canvas and formed each curve. This is Tchunmo Nam’s work entitled Spring 0101, designed in a genre named Sculptural Painting that is on the boundary between painting and sculpture. The artist endeavored to form a line, which is a…

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furniture designer using unusual materials

Installation view of ‘Volume’ (Image courtesy of Gana Art Hannam) The solo exhibition entitled ‘Volume’ by the furniture designer Seo Jeonghwa was held at Gana Art Hannam from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17. He is well known for using materials that are not normally used in furniture design. Made of disparate materials such as basalt, brass, cork, and acrylic, his furniture pieces offer interesting visual and tactile experience to the audience.In this exhibition, a total of 18 furniture pieces and 20 drawings will be displayed. These include his major work entitled Material Container that was exhibited at the London Design Festival, along with new works on the theme of light and volume. If his previous works are regarded as the rediscovery of a form by using materials that were…

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initiating the system for the ‘seoul community architect’

Beginning in 2019, Seoul Metropolitan Govemment (SMG) is initiating a system entitled the ‘Seoul Community Architect’. This derives from, and is an expansion of, the system operating the Seoul Public Architect as a part of public architecture business. The new system will promote one architect per each neighbourhood (dong), to oversee each designated community’s architectural and environmental projects. The main roles of the Seoul Community Architect are as follows: providing consultation on projects of public architecture and spatial and environmental design, planning for local activities such as house repairs and community activists, coordinating public and private projects, promoting demonstration projects, and developing the map of the community’s public space based on field studies.The recruitment for the Seoul Community Architect went on from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15 and the…

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opening of the seoul auction gangnam center

The Seoul Auction Gangnam Center opened its doors in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, in Jan. This 13-storey building with five basement floors was designed by the French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The exterior was designed to feature copper metal and the interior is a duplex structure with openness. Jean-Michel Wilmotte has also designed the Seoul Auction headquarters and Gana Art Center in Pyeongchang-dong.Unlike the headquarters, which is solely used for auctions, the Gangnam Center has been planned to accommodate various purposes. Celebrating the building’s opening, it held the ‘My First Collection’ auction from Jan. 18 – 24 under the theme that anybody can be an art collector, and the ‘Buncheong Ceramics Meets Contemporary Art’ exhibition, which introduced the common aesthetic impressions of Korea’ s traditional and contemporary art from Jan. 18 to…