[MK News] Let's change apartment design
Kolon Construction with Co-director Ciro Najle and Tesoc Hah
Recently, cities and provinces have been stripping out ‘Matchboxes’ apartment because of their urban beauty. Accordingly, construction companies are busy preparing countermeasures such as strengthening design development in order to avoid design misappropriation. On the other hand, some construction companies are strengthening their research on design as a distinct brand differentiation opportunity.
One of the most active is Kolon E & C. Kolon E & C has operated six teams of Korean and American architectural colleges with Co-directors of Professor Ciro Najle of Cornell University and Professor Tesoc Hah of Konkuk University.
Recently, we have developed a network housing that connects residential space, welfare facilities and landscaping. Also, since 2005, about 20 in-house Task Force (TF) ‘Detail Communities’ have been formed and are under study.
GS E & C is studying the future housing culture through the design workshop “Fiesta” which is composed of university students, professors and employees. Samsung C & T’s construction division is also raising new ideas by opening a Remian Design Fair every year to students and housewives. Hyundai E & C is developing new apartment models with overseas design companies such as USA, Hong Kong, Australia and Italy. `Bathroom and Kitchen Design Idea Contest ‘is also held. Daelim E & C is also spurring on the development of new apartment design with the aim of ‘implementing ecological interior design’ that emphasizes Korean emotions by recruiting Professor Myeong-bum Young from Kyungwon University.
Lee Sanghoon / Park Daemin Reporter