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WGNB Office, Yeonnam


The project involved conversion of a multi-generational household into a new office of WGNB in Seoul.

The existing building was four stories high and was fully remodelled internally. The original red brick facade was retained and windows and an extra floor were added. The volume is clad externally in corrugated steel panels to contrast with the original facade’s red bricks, a common material in Korea in the 1990s. This distinction plays homage to the buildings original history while situating it in a modern contemporary context.

Internally, a void cuts through three floors, bringing in sunlight and creating a constant play of light and shadow throughout the day. This has also become a communication channel between floors, making the office space active and engaged. The colour palette has been kept minimal and light to make the office space feel airy, bright and cosy.