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Platform-L Contemporary Art Center by JOHO Architecture

Architecture | December 24, 2016 |

Platform-L Contemporary Art Center by JOHO ArchitectureImage courtesy of JOHO Architecture

Platform-L Contemporary Art Center by JOHO Architecture

Platform-L Contemporary Art Center is located in a residential area of the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea. The sites irregular geometry – an irregular trapezoid – and being surrounded on three sides by street presented was a unique design challenge. The Laws of Architecture on the proposed site limiting building ratio to be no more than 60% of the total site area was a key focus to the design of Platform-L. This restriction typically leads to most projects designating parking to be on grade with a large mass covering the rest of the site.

Platform-L Contemporary Art Center by JOHO ArchitectureImage courtesy of JOHO Architecture

Platform-L situating the parking to be underground allows for a voided space on grade. The design of two independent masses with a central courtyard opening to the west proved to be the most efficient use of space. The north end mass is comprised of the museums entrance, two exhibition spaces, VIP lounge, as well as featuring a roof terrace looking out towards the cityscape. On the south end of the site a cafe restaurant and office spaces are located.

Platform-L Contemporary Art Center by JOHO ArchitectureImage courtesy of JOHO Architecture

The exterior façade design inspiration came from Louis Quatorze fashion design company. This company is the sponsor for Platform-L and ideology is based on Louis XIV. The use of basic geometries of Louis XIV was reinterpreted to become the design for the façade of Platform-L. This design stands as a new symbol for the company and its high regard for fashion and culture.

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