The Royal TOTO Company Building _ The spatial organization of the Royal TOTO building originates from the characteristics of the site on which it is built. It is deeply associated with the topography and geographical features of the site, as well as the macroscopic landscape of Seoul. The building site, situated in the southeastern corner of a grid-patterned block that was drawn regardless of topography in the Gangnam district in Seoul, has different levels on its four sides. Thus, the fact that the site itself is already spatially distinct has made us happy.
Boards extended from the entrances to the front and rear merge together through the vacant space, and are connected to stairways formed in accordance with rules innate to the site.
Architect: Min Hyun-sik(The Korean National University of Arts)+Kiohun
Location: 36-8 Nonhyeon-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul Korea
Site area: 1,000.6m2
Floor area: 498.37m2
Total floor area: 4,839.18m2
Building to land ratio: 49.81%
Floor area ratio: 249.53%
Building scope: 7F, B3
Structure: RC, Steel
Design period: 2005.4~2005.8
Construction period: 2005.4~2006.10
Client: Royal TOTO
Written by Min Hyun-sik | Photographs by Kim Yong-kwan