This 1,500 square meter speculative office building is located in semi-commercial area in southern part of Seoul. The client’s main concern was to have distinct exterior design for its commercial value.
Our approach was to design a building as an abstract object surrounded by the abundance of formal experimentation. Facade treatment was important issue to create layers of sophistication to the simple form. Using single exterior wall system, infill material was initially designed to vary between transparent glass, translucent glass, and solid metal panel according to different light conditions and degree of visual protection requirement. It was later decided to use same glass panel throughout and leave the variation to interior design. The surface changes quality throughout day by intensity and directions of natural and artificial light.