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Category: Mixed use

April 23, 2014 /

Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Zaha Hadid Architects
Seoul, South Korea

The so-called 'creative industries' are what almost all major world cities want to be known for and base their future economy on. So, how does a city become a 'design city'? Mayors everywhere in the world are currently pondering this question. Oh Se-Hoon, the former mayor of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, who preferred landmark construction projects over welfare programs, spent 450 million dollars on a fancy, sleek new building called the Dongdaemun Design Plaza - or DDP for short.

Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in Tokyo, Japan. Lounge on the second floor. Photo: Forward Stroke Inc.
November 04, 2013 /

Shibaura House
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates
Tokyo, Japan

Structured and translucent, like a Japanese paper lantern. Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima & Associates brightens up the Shibaura district in Minato-ku, Tokyo’s pulsating business area near the Tokyo Bay. Public and private programs interweave in this cunning, white-clad amalgamation of boxy geometric volumes and playful curves.

B5 Building by Barreca & La Varra Studio in Milano, Italy. Facade details.Photo © Paolo Rosselli
January 28, 2013 /

B5 Building
Barreca & La Varra Studio
Milano, Italy

The B5 Building, located in the north-eastern outskirts of Milan, is part of the restructuring of the former industrial core that houses the RCS Mediagroup.

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