Design Anthology

Urban Philosophers

Seoul-based Korean fashion designer Lie Sangbong’s headquarters can be found in the affluent Cheongdam district in the heart of Gangnam. Unlike its northern counterpart Gangbuk, Gangnam is built on a systematic grid-like foundation. And whereas Gangbuk is characterised by pastoral sidewalks and familiar landscapes, Gangnam is dominated by congested roads, making for a cold and exclusive cityscape.It’s the archetype of a global city where gargantuan industrial complexes abound, backed by development capital. Having emerged solely

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