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F.S.One is a unique hotel in the centre of Cheongi-si, a dense metropolitan  centre in  heart of Seoul, South Korea. Commissioned by IDMM architects ,FS One was recognized with the Korean Architectural Prize of Excellence for best design in architecture (2016)  for its use of  concrete moulds, prefabricated walls, and lots of exposure to natural elements.

” it proposes a transformation of the program of the ‘neighborhood rental facility’, stripping down the gigantic concrete mass to yield solid piloti, podium and stairs.” 

The open air hotel integrates high profit programs, shelter, shade, and stages diverse interactions. Occupying a corner site, the five-story commercial space is composed entirely of reinforced concrete forms a series of viewfinders connected by angled bridges that offer non-traditional spaces inside and natural rooftop stairs that become seating in an urban stage.

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the structure, with its massive floating volumes, invites visitors to explore within and throughout its various levels. circulation moves freely from interior to exterior and back to interior again through the various staircases elevated above the ground level. full-height glass panes inset from the large openings concluding each form allow for views both inside and outside of the structure attracting visitors while framing the different urban views for guests inside. the top floor is a private space for the client in a form elevated above the commercial space below and supported by large pilotis. on the underside of the floating form, a series of lights pixelate the exposed soffit providing partial shelter over the stairs.

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