in-cheurl kim archium architects studio visit


in-cheurl kim
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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.


woongjin.com building, 2006
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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.


models in the studio
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woongjin.com building, 2006
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woongjin.com building
photo by park young chea


woongjin.com building
photo by park young chea


woongjin.com building
photo by park young chea


woongjin.com building
photo by park young chea


model of urban hive
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urban hive
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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.


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a view of the studio
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model of quarto, 1997
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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.


model of quarto, 1997
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