Boutique Monaco


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Boutique Monaco, designed by Minsuk Cho and Kisu Park of Mass Studies (, was built in 2008. The building is an art of maximizing FAR(Floor Area Ratio) and building coverage. The building started out from a U-shape, maximizing amount of daylight from south. They stacked up 27 floors, reaching 100m in height which was the maximum allowed by code. Following 40% building coverage requirement after that they were over 10% of allowed FAR. In order to match the FAR numbers, chunks of masses were taken out. Taking masses out allowed better air circulation and view, plus it generated a unique building. There are 172 officetel units, 49 different types of them. The unit types follow five artists themed floor plans: Chagall, Miro, Picasso, Magritte, and Matisse. Commercial area is up to fourth floor, and from fifth to 27th floor is officetel. Commercial area and officetel are visually and geometrically divided by exterior materials and the way they are articulated: exposed concrete for commercial area and glass curtain wall for officetel.

5 floors below ground, 27 floors above ground, 117m high
Site area : 4,285sqm | Building area 1,713sqm | Total floor area 54,859sqm
Address : 397, Seocho-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울 서초구 서초대로 397, 부띠크 모나코)
Tel : +82 02-536-9820 – Boutique Monaco Museum. Opens from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. – in Korean, there are some unit floor plans

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