When watching Korean dramas, the audience is sometimes spoiled with the beauty of the charming architectural buildings that are used as shooting locations. Not just choosing a shooting location, some of them were designed by famous architects.
Melancholia is a Korean drama that tells the story of a scandalous rumor between a beautiful math teacher and a famous private high school student. Starring Lee Do Hyun and Im Soo Jung, this drama is one of many Korean dramas where buildings with cool architecture are filmed locations.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza : Widely used as a shooting location for Korean dramas, Dongdaemun Design Plaza was designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The building is located in Dongdaemun and is a landmark of Seoul.
On the fifth episode of Melancholia , Baek Seung Yoo (Lee Do Hyun) chats with Ji Yoon Su (Lim Soo Jung) at the courtyard of Dongdaemun Design Plaza. The scene took place after the end of the math competition he was participating in.
Yumin Art Nouveau Collection : Reported by Archdaily, the Yumin Art Nouveau Collection was designed by JAC Studios on an area of 1,500 square meters. Located in Jeju, South Korea, the building is a venue for an art exhibition.
The gallery aired on the fourth episode of Melancholia. Precisely when Ji Yoon Su (Lim Soo Jung) helps Baek Seung Yoo (Lee Do Hyun) to get inspiration when taking part in a math competition.
Jeju Arte Museum : Jeju Arte Museum is a museum with a very interesting interior display. Using light and sound technology, the museum creates an exquisite work of art.
The museum also aired in the fourth episode, when Ji Yoon Su (Lim Soo Jung) went with Baek Seung Yoo (Lee Do Hyun) to Jeju Island. Because of the Mathematical Speech Competition he will be participating in, Ji Yoon Su invites Baek Seung Yoo to look for inspiration.
University of Seoul : The building in the photo above is Seoul University’s Center for Citizenship Cultural Education. Located in Dongdaemun, Seoul, and adjacent to the main campus building.
Aired in the second episode of Melancholia when Baek Seung Yoo (Lee Do Hyun) was escorted by his father when he was about to take the entrance test for a special science school at that place. Even so, Baek Seung Yoo finally gave up his intention to change schools.
The National Science Museum : The National Science Museum aired in its fifth episode as the venue for the Mathematical Speech Competition. Even though it only displays the inside of the museum, it turns out that this building has a unique exterior.
The building features a pair of iconic large robots, making them stand out. Reported by Koreandramaland , the building which was founded in 1949 is a representative place of science and culture technology.
9 Blocks : 9 Block Coffee is a cafe that has an interesting building. The cafe has several branches spread across South Korea, one of which is the Giheung branch which was built in 2016.
Using exposed brick and zinc material, the building has its own concept and characteristics. In the ninth episode, the cafe was used as a meeting place for Baek Seung Yoo (Lee Do Hyun) and Ji Yoon Su (Lim Soo Jung).
Not only is the drama storyline interesting to watch, the selection of shooting locations can also spoil the eyes of the audience. Especially for those of us who still can’t travel freely during the pandemic.