South Korea

Building Skyscrapers Inside Rotted Giant Sequoias To Keep Them Upright-1

Building skyscrapers inside rotting giant sequoias to keep them from toppling over

Fast-dwindling giant sequoia population has four South Korean designers turning to an incredibly creative solution: building skyscrapers inside hollowed-out trunks to keep rotting trees from toppling over. Aptly named Tribute: The Monument of Giant, the project is intended to educate people about this wondrous, now-endangered species, which is commonly believed to be the largest living…

Go Glamping With These Glamorous Tents By ArchiWorkshop-2

Go glamping in these glamorous tents by South Korea-based ArchiWorkshop

We at HEXAPOLIS are a fan of recreational camping. Nothing compares to the joy of escaping into the wilderness for a couple of days, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. While some prefer to rough it in the great outdoors, there are others who find “glamping” more appealing. As its name quite…

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Planning Korea’s L’air Nouveau de Paris envisions a sustainable Paris with futuristic egg-shaped towers

Taking cue from Vincent Callebaut's mind-boggling "Smart City" design, Planning Korea, a Seoul-based architectural firm, has undertaken the task of transforming Paris into a breathtakingly modern and sustainable city of the future. The plan, known as L’air Nouveau de Paris (meaning "New Paris air"), proposes the installation of gigantic egg-shaped metallic structures, over a total area of 41,882-sq-ft (approx.…

Interactive Billboard_ Social Hero

South Korean interactive billboard allows the audience to be the hero!

Heroic power fantasies are nothing new when it comes to the realm of movies and video games. But what if that imaginary situation put you at the receiving end of a realistic child abuse scenario? A South Korean interactive billboard poignantly plays out this situation, by engaging users to 'fantastically' save a child from harm…

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The force is certainly strong with Moon Hoon studio’s “Star Wars House”

Previously, the Star Wars-inspired Sandcrawler HQ bamboozled us with its sheer imposing scale. But this time around, the huge scale makes way for utter whimsicality with the Moon Hoon studio's "Star Wars House". The South Korean architectural firm is known for its wacky creations, and in this scenario the designers have used their eccentric expertise…

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