principal architect in-cheurl kim originally founded inje architects in 1986 which he
later renamed to archium architects in 1996. the firm works on various
commercial, residential and cultural buildings. archium gained international acclaim
for their building urban hive in 2008.
the woongjin.com building located in seoul, korea. the facade is made of floor to ceiling
glass windows. the open design includes courtyards and meeting areas between offices.
a main feature of the building is its open roof top garden.
located in the business district surrounding sinnonhyeon station in seoul is urban hive.
the 17 storey office building features 3371 holes that dot its exterior giving its
appearance of a beehive. urban hive was built one story at a time by pouring concrete,
giving its one structure appearance.
the structure of quarto is a repetition of four long and narrow buildings. it is finished
using gray dryvit to give the neighborhood a unified look. the interior and lighting has
been designed compactly to compensate for the limited space allotted.