‘Shinheung-market’ is a spot that was an emblem of reckless improvement prior to now in ‘Haebangchon’, an previous shabby neighbourhood in Seoul. We considered methods to construct an area for a younger espresso model right here and determined to use new finishes whereas sustaining the unique look fairly than inserting a brand new construction and kind into the area. The venture began with the purpose of telling a brand new story whereas respecting native and environmental contexts.
The area was very tight, and there have been a number of structural and useful deficiencies as a business place. To start with, we cleared issues of safety for individuals can use it conveniently with no worries. On the identical time, we tried to not erase or conceal the traces of time and native context that may be symbols right here.
The primary finishes had been handcrafted vibration completed stainless-steel and lauan plywood. These supplies present the younger and new model picture and go effectively with the previous setting. The doorways and home windows had been product of stainless-steel by reinterpreting the form and motion of the prevailing doorways and home windows in the identical spot. Within the place the place the steep stairs had been demolished, a brand new spiral staircase was put in.
To alleviate a slender and stuffy impression and to make the complete area into one, we drilled the slabs and linked every flooring. The spiral staircase that goes by all flooring could be not only a transferring path, but in addition an emblem of the area and model.