Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic

Hyundai Card Design Library

In 2013, the Hyundai Card corporation opened a 11,000 volume design library, the first of its kind in Korea, in downtown Seoul. Open to cardholders, the library includes hundreds of rare books and periodicals, as well as a classic selection of architecture and design texts. The building, which combines new and historic construction, was designed by One O One architects. I was asked to curate part of the collection, and suggested several thousand volumes on modern architecture, landscape architecture, criticism, graphic, industrial and textile design. Other curators included Justin McGuirk and Paola Antonelli. In 2014, the company opened its second themed library, on the topic of travel.


Originally published in Hyundai Card Design Library