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Hangil Book House

Moulding and twisting wood into warped planes that defy the reality of the material, ShoP architects create a continuum of visuals and experiences within the Hangil Book House, only to further weave the building into its context.

By: SHoP Architects PC

Architecture-Page | Hangil Book House by SHoP Architects
Wooden screening filters light into the interiors whilst affording delightful views into the surround

Project Details

  • Project Name: Hangil Book House
  • Client: Hangil Publishing Company
  • Location of site: Heyri Art Valley, Seoul, South Korea
  • Principal Designers: Christopher R. Sharples, William W. Sharples, Coren D. Sharples, Kimberly J. Holden, Gregg A. Pasquarelli (SHoP) + Jun Sung Kim (Himma)
  • Project Manager: Richard Garber
  • Project Team: Yongmoo Heo, Christopher Whitelaw + Young-il Park, Chang-hoon Shin, Mak-sun Ko, Young-Jin Lee (Himma)
  • Contractor: Hanool
  • Date of commencement of project (actual or projected date): Spring 2003
  • Date of completion of project (actual or projected date): July 2004
  • Built-up Area: 18,000 Sq. Feet
  • Program: Exhibition Hall, museum bookstore, cafe
  • Cost of Construction: $3.6 million

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