French Embassy in Korea | 주한 프랑스 대사관

French Embassy (주한 프랑스 대사관) in Seoul, Korea
Designed by KIM, Joong Eop (김중업) in 1959
Visited in November 2015

Kim Joong-Eop has worked in Le Corbusier Office in the 1950’s. This building, designed just after his Le Corbusier office experience in Europe, seems much to do with Le Corbusier architecture : brutal concrete, scultural geometry, promenade path. On the other hand, slightly curved roof represents traditional Korean house roof. Good combination between Korean and French.
A pity that the admin building lost its orignial “lightness”, due to several extensions.

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