Transforming a Traditional South Korean Home into the Nostalgic Seoul Coffee

One of the few remaining traditional South Korean House (Hanok) has been restored into a 1980-90's inspired cafe, Seoul Coffee. Through preservation of the building's original structure, architects from LABOTORY have accomplished a sense of nostalgia. The original walls and the ceiling of the building were taken apart in order to open up the cafe's seating and gathering areas, the ceiling was replaced with glass to enable sunlight to enter easily into the cafe. LABOTORY incorporated glass blocks, popular in hospitals, bath houses and other buildings during the 1900's, in order to develop the identity desired. Seoul Coffee is a perfect combination of rustic and modern design, making perfect use of it's old Hanok setting. Located in the Ikeson-Dong district of Seoul, Seoul Coffee is a must visit. 


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