Designed by Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects of New York, My Boon is a new 6,700-square-foot lifestyle boutique on Cheongdam-Dong in Seoul’s Gangnam-Gu neighborhood. The basic concept for the shop derives from a simple statement from the client: “My style, my body, my soul.”
Little Black Pearl’s home is a 40,000 s.f. facility designed by K2 Architects, and is comprised of teaching studios, cafe, gallery, retail store, and a two-story atrium space linking all these functions. The atrium space also acts as a link between old and new, the former a rectangular, terra-cotta storefront building and the latter an L-shape structure wrapping the old storefront. Naturally, the atrium is the interstitial space between these two, though its presence extends to the exterior at the entry (image on previous page) and a prow that reaches out beyond the existing building.