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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Seoul's Central Neofuturistic Design Hub Designed By Zaha Hadid

August, 2019
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea

The Zaha Hadid-designed DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) in the South Korean capital, Seoul is one of the city’s key design destinations. 

With a distinct, neofuturistic design, the building structure is overwhelmingly powerful. Made up of 45,000 aluminium panels created by an advanced 3D digital construction, the building was the first structure to employ this method in Korea at the time. The structure’s engineering and construction techniques demonstrate ZHA innovative approach to design, whilst pushing the boundaries and capabilities of space. Hadid had herself expressed that she would like the building to “make people think”.

DDP’s interior is equally all-encompassing with dominating curvatures, yet fluid in navigation. As one of Seoul’s most central (and free) public spaces, find people of all ages engaging and wandering the labyrinth of spaces with a freedom of use; for congregation, rest, exhibition or education.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

281 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga,
Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea
August, 2019