THE SHADOWLESS INPUT EXPLORATIONS
Axis 1 . View through from the trail road to N-tower
Sam-il 8th St.
Myeong-dong Torism District
Catholic Heritage District
Landmark 1 Myeongdong catherdral
Sam-il 4th St.
Axis 2 . View corridor from the east side alley (Sam-il 6th St.)
Axis 3 . Blocking the cityscape
Myeong-dong 8th St.
Toe-gye ro Myeong-dong subway station
Landmark 2 Seoul N -Tower
Site analysis The building form is shaped by the forces of its site.
The site is located between two landmark; Myeongdong cathedral and Seoul N-tower. I investigated the view axis passing through the site from the different spots by considering the context. As a result, 3 different axises are figured out as core input items to embark on the optimization process. In the project, the accurate numerical analysis made the process persuasive. To be specific, a component called Galapagos, which processes a generative calculation in grasshopper plug-in of rhinoceros, was mainly used to search for a fitness value and then ultimately realized the value in the architectural form.
Hyun-mo Kim, South Korea 2012 -2019 Architecture student portfolio english version