UP TO THE MOUNTAIN
Designed by LESS, the M Street building in Seoul invites passersby into the building and orient them towards the rooftop to enjoy the impressive views of Namsan Mountain.
The M Street office building is located in Seoul's multicultural heart, Itaewon. Conceived as an extension of the sloped street the new design invites pedestrians into the building and up to the rooftop. At the roof, they enjoy expanded views from the cityscape up to the symbolic and historic Namsan Mountain.
The gradually transforming and shifting façade modules are carefully coordinated three-dimensionally. The façade panels have their own rhythm with varying directions and sizes. The façade design works as a louver to deal with the climatic condition of the building while at the same time blurring the divisions between the building floor and interior space vertically and horizontally.
Photography: © N2shot, LESS