right of passage
the wooden lamp
culture curve # 1/18 - 3/18 # seoul, south korea # 3rd year (background building studio)
7 CULTURE CURVE
seoul doesnâ€™t lack the historical background, but what it lacks is the avenue which the past can be delivered to the millions of residents. this project was a reinterpretation of the traditional form into a modern one. itâ€™s a narrow lot with store front on the ground level and residential units above.
ground floor plan
2nd-5th floor plan
inspired by the traditional curvature of korean historical architecture, this modern reinterpretation is supposed to be familiar to the crowd.
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store space bathroom bedroom dining kitchen living closet
right of passage (work in progress) # 1/18 - present # south bend, IN # 4th year (comprehensive building design studio)
13 RIGHT OF PASSAGE
the town of south bend is a reviving town. however, the lack of stylistic identity, and the modicum of urbanistic factors have slowed the process of growth. in order to respark the ongoing growth, we were tasked with a large scale project. our site is roughly 125,000 sqft, and we were required to design over 300,000 sqft. a multi-use commercial and residential complex were to be created.
the wooden lamp # 03/18 - 05/18 # seoul, korea # 3rd year (background building studio)
THE WOODEN LAMP
the severity to wich education is emphasized in korea is not matched when it comes to the spaces in which education occurs. classrooms lack most basic needs, such as fresh air and day lighting. Mr. Shin, the client an educator and my father, contacted me to see if I could come up with some sort of architectural solution to create a more creative environment for education.
ground level: book store, coffee shop, 3 retail spaces, gallery 2nd level: restaurant, religious function 3rd level: language institute,study rooms 4th level: language institute 5th level: residential units, kitchen, laundry,
physical model 1/6” - 1’
closeup of the outdoor couryard
THE WOODEN LAMP
communication initiation # 10/17 - 12/17 # benton harbor, MI # 3rd year (place making studio)
the town of benton harbor and st.joseph are juxtaposed next to each other geographically. however, economically, they represent the both ends of spectrum. in order to mend the pain derived from the dichotomy, I was given the task to come up with a solution.
this perspective depicts the view of the main entrnace to the diversity center with the gargantuan column that offers two options of entry. one entrance widens as it goes, the other one stays the same. this entry way represents the two polarizing situations of that differenct races face in real life.
process works are important because they represent the idea you started out with. I keep all my process works and look back on them frequently like I do with my premise..
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restaurant courtyard classroom auditorium hall residential lobby
physical model helps with the visualization of the material and spatial relationships.
physical model COMMUNICATION INITIATION
three different shaped entrances frame the building in perspective. they also specify the different programs that occur behind the wall.
art cycle # 1/17 - 3/17 # benton harbor, MI # 2nd year (architecture as craft studio)
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artists have specific needs according to their lifestyle. the task was to design a work live space for these artists. art cycle was designed to reflect the daily routine of an artist: sleep, inspire and create.
sketches # 8/15 - 8/18 # all around the world
of all the skills Iâ€™ve acquired during my time in school, the ability to draw with my hand has got to be the most valuable. sketch is where design begins. sketch is how I communicate. Iâ€™ve selected some of my best drawings to showcase my skill.
one of the most memorable sketches. sitting under the blazing sun, 2 hours flew by.
greece, port of syros
almost got hit by a car
i saw shadows move while drawing this
gwang hwa gate, seoul
sung rye gate, seoul
house in vaxholm, sweden
painting came with iced americano and scones
painted with leftover coffee
section cut of place des vosges
measured with footsteps
myong dong cathedral, seoul
this building is truly magnficient when you see it in person
chĂ˘teau de chambord, france
neuschwanstein castle, germany
piazza navona, rome
by sketching, one can learn muchabout a building
facade in ermoupoli, syros
palais garnier, paris