Located in a typical commercial building type in Sungsoo district, an industrial district being transformed into a cultural hub, the new home of Nara Cellar’s wine store embodies the coexistence of the new and the old as part of the design operation.

Due to budget and scheduling, the project had to be reimagined from a renovation to a repair. The wall assembly and the shelving units were integrated into a single assembly with added insulation and used osb panels and studs as the two materials to be used for building up the interior. The exterior of the building was designed through a series of delamination and demolition, revealing many of the bizarre details that were hidden under the canopy.

The operation of delaminating and ornamentalizing wall assembly elements into interior fixtures is not to simply display the rawness of these materials but to achieve refinement and resoluteness through assembly of operations that are in tune with the material culture of Seoul.

Status: Built, 2021
Location: Seoul, Korea
Photo Credit: Jang Mi 
collaborator: Sowayo