HANNAMDONG, SEOUL, KOREA
SEPTEMEBER 16 is a Coffee + Wine Bar in the fashionable Hannamdong district of Seoul, Korea. Carved from an old existing concrete building, we wrapped the outside with a metal screen to create a more uniform face to a very chaotic and mixed neighborhood. Depending on the time of day and the lighting, the screen becomes either a translucent face or a more transparent, diaphonous slip of space. Fashioning an unused space into a patio/garden, you enter through what seems like a small alley into a warm, inviting space. The architecture is a mixture of wood and cement and steel and glass and creates an environment that works both for the daytime (coffee) and at night (wine). The owner is a French trained chef, and the space has a private dining room where he can hold intimate dinner parties for denizens of the Seoul nights.