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Dark secrets of the man who opened architecture to the light

PARIS (AFP) -- Love him or loathe him, few people have changed the world we live in more than Le Corbusier, one of the fathers of modern architecture, whose works were placed Sunday on UNESCO's presti...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:35

Brazil’s designer brothers turn chaos into art

SAO PAULO (AFP) -- Designers Humberto and Fernando Campana improvise and explore in their quest for strange new creations. But their biggest inspiration is on their doorstep: everyday, discarded objects in their colorful and chaotic homeland, Brazil.Armchairs made from rag dolls, stuffed t...

Updated : 2016.07.14 14:38

Korean fashion designers to open pop-up store in Paris

A pop-up store showcasing creations by leading Korean fashion designers will open at the multibrand store L’Eclaireur from June 22-28 in Paris.  The temporary shop-in-shop will feature women’s and ...

Updated : 2016.05.31 13:40

Korean pavilion opens at Venice Architecture Biennale

VENICE, Italy (Yonhap) -- Korea on Thursday unveiled its pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy, two days ahead of the official opening on Saturday. The biannual e...

Updated : 2016.05.26 14:10

Hadid's oyster-shaped ferry terminal to open in Italy, weeks after death

ROME (AFP) - One of the final works of Zaha Hadid, the acclaimed Iraqi-British architect who died suddenly last month, was posthumously inaugurated in Italy on Monday. Inspired by an oyster, the new ...

Updated : 2016.04.25 17:11

Italian furniture-makers strengthen brands through archives

MILAN (AP) -- Big Italian furniture brands turned out collections at the 55th Milan Furniture Fair that included forgotten or neglected treasures from their archives, along with fresh innovations by t...

Updated : 2016.04.21 14:18

Celebrity couple’s house wins in World Architecture Awards

Korean celebrity couple Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young’s house in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, was recognized in the 22nd World Architecture Awards, the World Architecture Community announced Tuesday....

Updated : 2016.04.20 14:53

Korean artist files copyright suit against designer

Artist Lee Myung-ho has sued London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou for copying one of his iconic tree series, calling it “intentional plagiarism.”  The artist claims the celebrated fa...

Updated : 2016.04.19 14:29

BAF receives ideas for Mulmangol Bunker overhaul

The organizing committee of the Busan International Architectural Culture Festival is holding a design competition to revamp a deserted bunker from the early 1900s Japanese colonial era into a new tou...

Updated : 2016.04.14 17:18

Forum to delve into smart, interactive design

Under the theme of “Smart Design; Interactive and Visual,” Herald Corp., in collaboration with Seoul Design Foundation, will host the Herald Design Tech 2016 workshop starting in June. The workshop...

Updated : 2016.04.12 15:02

What determines Seoul cityscape?

The overcrowded landscape of Seoul seems to lack unity and style with its mix of skyscrapers, high-rise apartment buildings and low-rise houses that crowd the hilltop towns.  “Foreigners often ask m...

Updated : 2016.04.03 14:14

Rejections aren't dead losses for OMA architects

Dubai Renaissance compared with other iconic skyscrapers (OMA)A conventional, rectangular office building may not seem like an attractive design choice when major cities compete to build iconic skyscr...

Updated : 2016.02.28 21:46

‘Sustainable and responsible’ buildings for the future

A conventional, rectangular office building may not seem like an attractive design choice when major cities compete to build iconic skyscrapers as symbols of their economic growth. But Reinier de Gra...

Updated : 2016.02.28 15:34

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena wins Pritzker Prize 

NEW YORK (AFP) - Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize on Wednesday, earning praise for “powerful” designs that address key social and economic challenges of th...

Updated : 2016.01.14 15:50

Waxing nostalgic over vinyl records

LAS VEGAS (AFP) -- Turntables turned heads as a renewed love of old-time vinyl records struck a chord at the famously futuristic Consumer Electronics Show. Sony, Panasonic, Victrola and Audio-Technic...

Updated : 2016.01.13 17:12