#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 […]

#152 The Spiral Chimney

B15_#152 // Altered Nature // Emma Colthurst The sky-high chimneys of an abandoned industrial landscape are reimagined as dwellings for former workers. As fierce winds rattle across the landscape, the chimney tops provide shelter and at moments of calm the workers are able to observe […]

#151 Made Redundant

B15_#151 // Altered Nature // Jakob Walter 02.06.18 Jakob Walter Bremer Strasse 55 99423 Weimar Dear Jakob Walter, This letter is to inform you that you are terminated from your employment with Ehringsdorfer Travertin as of 01.07.2018. As you know, we have been experimenting with […]

#150 Quarry Home

B15_#150 // Altered Nature // Kimberley Berney  Avant-Première! Leave your home now and start living in the city of tomorrow! You can solve three problems in one, here’s how: As the pinnacle of our species domination on earth, once man decides it is no longer […]

#149 1467 SouthEastern Mainline

B15_#149 // Altered Nature // Luke Reveley As a need for housing in central London increases and available land is scarce, the railways have been forced to give up even the thinnest plots between the rails. The house builders lay their foundations between the tracks […]