Building blocks: striking structures around the globe for 2018

Building blocks: striking structures around the globe for 2018

Some architects just love making a statement. From monumental monoliths to soaring skyscrapers, here we highlight the bold buildings disrupting skylines and shaking up our perspective of the urban environment

Pergola of The Club at Nine Bridges

Pergola at The Club at Nine Bridges
JOHO Architecture

Jeju Island, South Korea

Inspired by nature and the wonderful landscapes of Jeju Island in South Korea, this permanent pavilion sits on the grounds of the Nine Bridges golf club. Designed by Seoul-based practice JOHO Architecture, the glass and steel structure combines organic shapes and advanced architectural technology and construction techniques. 

Photography: Efraín Méndez

Pergola of The Club at Nine Bridges by Joho Architecture

Pergola at The Club at Nine Bridges
JOHO Architecture

Jeju Island, South Korea

The team, who worked closely with real estate and construction experts CJ E&C and technician ILJIN Unisco, chose glass as the main material, so that the pavilion remains discreet and doesn’t detract from its natural surroundings. In fact, its shape was composed especially so that it preserves and respects a nearby 600-year-old tree. 

Photography: Efraín Méndez

Pergola of The Club at Nine Bridges in Jeju Island

Pergola at The Club at Nine Bridges
JOHO Architecture

Jeju Island, South Korea

Spanning some 300 sq m, the Pergola is small architecture at its best, and comes with a dedicated book, entitled ‘Pergola of The Club at Nine Bridges: Architecture and Technology Resembling the Nature’. Published by Korea’s Spacebooks, it recounts in detail all the project’s challenges and the ingenious solutions that the team of experts came up with to make this small but perfectly formed structure a reality. 

Photography: Efraín Méndez

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