Monday, March 23, 2009

Marmot Shrugged -- aka Architecture in Korea

In keeping with the architectural theme today over at the Marmot's Hole, I thought I would link to the March issue of Wallpaper magazine, which featured a look at 19 major buildings in and around Seoul, either in the works or recently completed.

Another link is here (almost the same, but also includes a link to a gallery about the Seoul Design Olympiad of last fall). And here is one more story from that issue, but that I could not find on the actual Wallpaper website.

Don't forget, Seoul is on deck to become the World Design Capital in 2010, taking over from Turin, Italy.


kushibo said...

In the first picture, the building in the upper right corner looks a bit like a toilet bowl.

Mark Russell said...

Not really surprising, is it, considering that Korea is the founder and host of the World Toilet Association.

Now that I am thinking of the WTAA, I do wonder why Korea had to found its own toilet organization, instead of merely joining the World Toilet Organization in Singapore?

kushibo said...

I don't know, but you might find a clue in the fact that the WTAA would come before WTO in the phone book or in an international sporting event. ;)

Mark Russell said...

Actually, I heard that the World Toilet Organization was originally called the Global Toilet Organization, but the Japanese changed their name just so the WTAA would be listed first.