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South Korea: Wave of the Future

Check out some of the crazy proposals for new urban development in Ansan, South Korea, a city a little south of Seoul. The capital of the DPRK ROK is already a shining mecca of both high-tech urbanism (the country has one of the best broadband and cellular data networks in the world) as well as environmentalism..

Check out some of the crazy proposals for new urban development in Ansan, South Korea, a city a little south of Seoul. The capital of the DPRK ROK is already a shining mecca of both high-tech urbanism (the country has one of the best broadband and cellular data networks in the world) as well as environmentalism (see this piece from our State of the Planet issue about the Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project, in which a major road was turned into an enormous park, and this piece about Oh Se-hoon, their innovative mayor). The renderings, by BIG, INABA, MAD, and mass studies, are the architectural insanity equivalent of concept cars at auto shows, but it seems like if anyone was going to take a chance on something nuts, South Korea might be the place.


Way more images and video over at Design Boom.Via GOOD contributor Cliff Kuang, in Fast Company.