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Space February 2020

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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South Korea
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English
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Space Magazine
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Monthly
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2 min.
welcome to hotel

Culture Station Seoul 284, which is located near the bustling Seoul Station, has been transformed into a hotel. The exhibition ‘Hotel Express 284’ introduces the hotel’s unique cultural legacy through an archive from their collections since the 1880s, when modern culture had taken root in Korea as its ports had opened to the world, to the present day where various programmes have now been added. While preserving the composition of the ‘Winter Coffee Club’ that opened in 2018, the exhibition was designed as a reenactment of the space and the service provided by hotels in Seoul of the past. Upon entering the central hall of the Culture Station Seoul 284, one encounters a red carpet that evokes the image of a modern hotel lobby. This space, which adopted the motif of…

2 min.
media façade lights up winter night

SEOUL LIGHT, a winter festival of lights that occurred over 15 days and welcomed over a million domestic and international visitors, closed on Jan. 3. Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and Seoul Design Foundation, the event is the first large-scale show of lights that uses the outer walls of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) as a media façade. It is the largest canvas of its kind in the world (220m), upon which collaborative media art works by Sey Min and Refik Anadol were projected. Sey Min is a director who designs media façade work to explore artificial intelligence and Refik Anadol is a Turkish media designer from the first generation of media artists. Their joint creation, Seoul Haemong was a 16-minute long video that visualised the history of…

2 min.
a ‘home’ that can be interpreted differently

The exhibition ‘designed by another ARCHITECT: The romance of many dimensions’ (hereinafter designed by another ARCHITECT) curated by Diagonal Thoughts (co-principals, Kim Sara and Kang Sojin) was on show from Jan. 7 to 19 in the Onground Gallery. The exhibition also featured the work of the artists Park Swan, Jang Sunggun, Anna Anderegg, and Kim Jooyoung. By reinterpreting a building designed by a certain someone from a different viewpoint, the exhibition delivered the message that a space can be perceived differently according to its viewer. Kim Sara explained, ‘this exhibition is a story about personal experience and the recognition of a pre-existing space, and we tried to narrate an architectural story through a method that would differ from solely the act of building’. Flatten Space, is a photograph captured by video…

1 min.
space peer review

SPACE strives to feature works of architecture from individual studies in contemporary Korean architecture to the current innovative shifts in international architecture. In this spirit, all domestic and international works of architecture submitted to SPACE as feature proposals will undergo the SPACE Peer Review System, in order to uphold a diverse, professional and fair system of judgement. Each month, all submitted works will undergo a blind test by two to three reviewers, who are representatives of the current Korean architecture scene. We cordially request your interest, support, and participation in submitting prospective featured works, in our efforts to secure a varied point of view and a transparent selection process. For submission, the following materials are required: photographs, drawings, outlines of the work, text description, a profile of architect or architectural…

2 min.
looking at the city as a collection of stories

The exhibition ‘STORYSCAPE’ was held at Wooran Foundation from Dec. 5, 2019 to Jan. 11, 2020. Coined by the project designer of this exhibition, Joon Won Suh (principal, GongGanIkki-Creative Lab for Local and Human Stories), the word ‘STORYSCAPE’ refers to a landscape with a story. This exhibition used the memories and narratives of people as a new approach towards urban interpretation. Upon entering the exhibition hall, one notices that there are numerous photos and videos on the walls. They are Informal Solution by Michael Wolf (1954 – 2019), who tried to capture the backstreets of Hong Kong. He highlighted the city with specific scenes of daily life, such as the various forms of pipes, rubber gloves of similar colour found in different places, and uniquely shaped chairs placed in the…

2 min.
dawn of a new morning

Kwon Minho’s solo exhibition, entitled ‘The dawn bell rang and the new morning came too’, is currently on show at the Mapo Oil Tank Culture Park’s T4 Complex Culture Space. Kwon is an artist whose work condenses Korean society into architectural images that revolve around the form and floorplans of industrial facilities built in the 1970 – 80s. This exhibit is the first of Kwon’s to be hosted in two years since his last show, ‘steel. cement. plastic’ (2017), which took place at the Seoul NPO Center. This time around, his work features various elements that symbolise Korea’s era of industrialisation, in addition to buildings. Five large drawings included in the exhibition illustrate key images that mark important turning points for the history of Korea’s various industries. Some notable examples include…