South Korea may be smaller in square feet than many of the East Asian countries, but it is not any less amazing! If you look around Seoul (서울), the capital city of South Korea, you’ll be amazed at the buildings that you see there. Take for instance the Trade Center Building (무역센터빌딩) in Seoul. The jagged sides of the building looks like a stairway to heaven.
The SK T Tower (SK T 타워) is famous for its asymmetrical shape. From the 27th floor, one side of the building starts to curve inward and then widen outwards. The SK stands for South Korea and T stands for Telecom. There’s a subway connected to the SK T Tower, so people can get to the subway without even leaving the building!
The Korea Development Bank Headquarters Building (한국산업은행 본사) is famous for its coin monument in front of the entrance. The coins have a hole in the middle, which is reminiscent of the coins that used to be in circulation before Korea began to modernize. While the monument is traditional, the building itself is very modernized.
The Central Post Office (중앙우체국) is the leading post office in Korea in terms of design. There are two buildings joined by a connector. In addition, the exterior of the building is covered by a v-shaped shield-like structure. The Central Post Office follows green principles, meaning that energy is used in a sustainable manner.
Boutique Monaco Building (부띠끄모나코 빌딩) is a residential building that is over 100 meters high with 27 floors. The Boutique Monaco Building also contains a museum that displays all the latest furniture. The Boutique Monaco Building itself looks like a piece of furniture built with legos, but with a much classier flair.