All posts filed under: CUBES

#162 Spend A Penny

B17_#162 // Spend A Penny // Emma Colthurst  These Victorian urinals are repurposed to an alternative ‘restroom’… a space for relaxation and contemplation. The grandeur of the arched forms are celebrated as they encompass their porcelain necessity. Some visitors pass through, while other linger as they […]

#161 Homeless Laundromat +

B17_#161 // Homeless Laundromat + // Enzo Lara-Hamilton What was previously an abandoned public toilet might now be restored and developed into an altruistic project. One that provides necessary services to the homeless. This new laundromat typology hopes to embrace and attempt to fix a […]

#160 The Escape Room

B17_#160 // The Escape Room // Luke Reveley Hidden under London’s streets are hundreds of abandoned spaces, once used as haunts for those who weren’t accepted by society and now running into disrepair. 
In the Escape Room, the space is appropriated by a single user […]

#159 The Director’s Cut – His & Hers

B16_#159 // The Director’s Cut – His & Hers // Emma Colthurst The ancient Saranbang collides with the temporal nature of the K-Pop film set. Here, the woman’s image is dictated from the directors chair. Once a space positioned at ‘the front’ of the house, the […]

#158 Sarang Gallery

B16_#158 // Sarang Gallery // Lloyd Lee Abandoned meaning of Sarangbang leaves the architectural shell. The shell could be occupied by anything and everything.  Sarangbang could already be occupied for a lot of things. It had already been a shell for a multi-purpose room, attached to […]

#157 Period, End of Sentence

B16_#157 // period, end of sentence // Berney Kimberley The Sarangbang as culture sanctuary, defined as the mens room, often contains a separate study; the Sarangchae, forbidden to women as they aren’t to be educated. It is the place in which men cultivate and exchange […]

#156 Untitled

B16_#156 // Untitled // The Bakerloos  Taking queues from ‘conversation pits’ of the ’70s, the space retains the communal gathering function of the Saranbang but instead proposes one inclusive, informal lounging landscape for all residents at the centre of the home. Simple fixed elements reference […]

#155 Sarang-bnb

B16_#155 // Sarangbang // Enzo Lara-Hamilton The Sarangbang has been mangled. It has been twisted by the infinite reach of c a p i t a l i s m. A once humble, male-only study, is now globally rated for its cosiness and Wi-Fi speed. The […]

Brief 16

Saranbang (사랑방)  Sarangbang is perhaps a Korean equivalent to the “Western reception room”, except for a wide scope of functions it can accommodate from guest reception to sleeping. Sarangbang is also gender specified, built only for men1. It used to be the focal point of […]

Welcome // VOL4

We are very excited to announce the arrival of Season 4. The new season marks the beginning of a new chapter “APPROPRIATION” in which we critique the prevalent homogenising process of architecture within our profession. “Homogenising architectural regulations, precedents and techniques around the globe led […]

#154 Laptopistan

B15_#154 // Altered Nature // Sabrina Syed “If you are a citizen of the people’s republic of Laptopistan, and like sitting for hours, sipping a latte, listening to Tracy Chapman, and twirling your soul patch while perusing your Twitter feed, maybe Club Social works for […]

#153 The Last Lab

B15_#153 // Altered Nature // Bethany Hird Set in the future, a time where earths landscapes have been mined to the point of devastation, the search for extraterrestrial life is our last hope of survival. Nestled amongst the caves and cliffs of a quarry, a […]