architecture firm stocker lee architetti has completed an angular mixed-use building in south korea using burgundy-colored bricks and a monolithic concrete base. ‘
‘nonhyun 101-1′ contains a variety of offices and apartment units in seoul’s commercial gangnam neighborhood. the site was previously occupied by a existing construction, which was completely demolished to make way for the new build.
stocker lee architetti, a practice with studios in both switzerland and korea, positioned the building towards one edge of the plot, leaving space for parked cars. the concrete basement, shaped by the structure above, identifies both the main entrance and a cafè at ground level. this foundation is also able to structurally support a volume of reddish bricks above. here, four floors contain a range of offices and apartments.
the upper two levels feature external terraces that offer views across the neighborhood, while the use of concrete is also apparent internally, with timber floors used to bring a sense of warmth into the scheme’s living areas. throughout the project, select materials have been carefully chosen to ensure a strong contrast with the surrounding urban fabric.