‘Shinheung-market’ is a spot that was an emblem of reckless improvement previously in ‘Haebangchon’, an outdated shabby neighbourhood in Seoul. We thought of find out how 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 type 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 practical deficiencies as a industrial place. To begin with, we cleared issues of safety for individuals can use it conveniently with no worries. On the similar time, we tried to not erase or disguise the traces of time and native context that may be symbols right here.
The primary finishes have been handcrafted vibration completed chrome steel and lauan plywood. These supplies present the younger and new model picture and go properly with the outdated atmosphere. The doorways and home windows have been manufactured from chrome 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 slim and stuffy impression and to make your entire area into one, we drilled the slabs and related every ground. The spiral staircase that goes by way of all flooring could be not only a shifting path, but additionally an emblem of the area and model.