‘Shinheung-market’ is a spot that was an emblem of reckless enchancment beforehand in ‘Haebangchon’, an outdated shabby neighbourhood in Seoul. We considered learn the way to assemble an space for a youthful espresso mannequin proper right here and decided to make use of new finishes whereas sustaining the distinctive look pretty than inserting a model new building and sort into the realm. The enterprise started with the aim of telling a model new story whereas respecting native and environmental contexts.
The world was very tight, and there have been quite a lot of structural and sensible deficiencies as a industrial place. To start with, we cleared problems with security for people can use it conveniently with no worries. On the same time, we tried to not erase or disguise the traces of time and native context that could be symbols proper right here.
The first finishes have been handcrafted vibration accomplished stainless-steel and lauan plywood. These provides current the youthful and new mannequin image and go correctly with the outdated environment. The doorways and residential home windows have been manufactured from stainless-steel by reinterpreting the shape and movement of the prevailing doorways and residential home windows within the equivalent spot. Throughout the place the place the steep stairs had been demolished, a model new spiral staircase was put in.
To alleviate a slim and stuffy impression and to make your whole space into one, we drilled the slabs and associated each floor. The spiral staircase that goes by the use of all flooring might be not solely a shifting path, however moreover an emblem of the realm and mannequin.