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KYUNGHWA KANG


KYUNGHWA KANG Master of Design in Interior Architecture Rhode Island School of Design +1 401 451 4601 145 Westminster St. #5, Providence, RI kkang01@risd.edu kaleykang.squarespace.com


SELECTED PROJECTS

Design Projects 01 Fashion Circus

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Housing and Fashion Culture Hybrid Project New Pyeonghwa Market in Seoul, Korea

02 Interior Landscape

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Library Adaptive Reuse Project Ashaway Library in Ashaway, RI

03 Connected Space

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Healthcare Building Adaptive Reuse Project The Providence Center in Providence, RI

04 50 Americas

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New Exhibition Design Project Future Smithsonian Museum in London, UK

05 The Envelope

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New Classroom Design Project for autistic children Anthony Carnevale Elementary School in Providence, RI

06 Space [Salim] Ship

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New Complex Facility Project for Women and Family

Art Projects 07 Time and Space

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One’s Refraction

08 Distortion

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Residual Images of Two-Dimensional Distortion Real and Unreal 1


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FASHION CIRCUS


Environmental Axon


298, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

New Pyeonghwa Market School Project | RISD 2016 Fall Studio Instructor: Rafael Luna

In the history of Korea, Dongdaemun has been a capital of fashion. Today, Dongdaemun is one of the popular spots that a lot of people, including tourists visit not only for shopping but also for experiencing the vibrant atmosphere in Seoul. Historic monuments, restaurants and cafes, cultural space such as Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), and nature, the Cheonggye stream make the Dongdaemun area as a Dongdaemun Culture Circus. New Pyeonghwa Market, located in the center of Dongdaemun Circus, can be a new hub focusing on fashion culture. A fashion museum and a fashion library provides everything about fashion and also attract people with huge open area connecting Cheonggye stream. From the 2nd to the 4th floor, this building provides young designers with apartments as well as working studios. These programs will make U-shaped space, with big voids and atrium in the middle, and also marketplace will be held by designers and merchants in that space.

SPATIAL CONCEPT

Spatial Diagram

Whole building

Divide the building into 4 spaces by programs

Divide the designer’s apartment and studio spaces into units

U-shaped building with big voids, entrance and atrium FASHION MUSEUM FASHION LIBRARY DESIGNER’S SHELTER

FASHION CIRCUS DESIGNER’S STUDIO

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Floor Plans 2nd Floor

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1st Floor

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Fashion Museum Fashion Library Designer’s Apartment Designer’s Studio Marketplace

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FASHION CIRCUS

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Designer’s Apartment Unit Single Floor Apartment

Duplex Apartment

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Designer’s Studio

FASHION CIRCUS

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Sections

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View from the side


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INTERIOR LANDSCAPE


Connect interior and exterior space 14


INTERIOR LANDSCAPE DIAGRAM

Concept Diagram

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BOOK

Landscape

Cozy Library

FAMILY

Book

Family

INTERIOR LANDSCAPE Ashaway Library

CONCEPT

School Project | RISD 2015 Summer Studio Instructor: Marcus Berger, Wolfgang Rudorf, Jeffery Katz, Skender Luarasi Team Member: Kyunghwa Kang, Yi Cao, Jessie Ying-Chih Wang, Xiao Wang, Liu Lingfei

- Ashaway Library : Cozy and welcoming space The Ashaway is lack a community library but low Free spaceLibrary efficiency, of connection be- located in Ashaway, It was in 1871 and incorporated tween RI. interior and founded exteior space and lack of diviat their present location in 1907. Their collection includes more than books, and open many media. - Goal25,000 : to transform theDVDs, space more forother the And also, they offer kinds programs children, more different collaborative andofprivate for such as adults and naturally connect to exterior space and famseminars, book discussion, children’s reading ily events. However, due to the lack of space, they need to remodel building, rearrange and re-program their - Key the aspects : Continuous and undulating line belongings. and surfaces connecting interior and exterior spaces Natural lighting from theunderstand exterior Flexible The goal of this project is to whatand kinds of extransformational moving furniture periences visitors and neighbors want to get in this library, and which facility employees needbyfor their -> separate the interior space users and convenience. the Then re-design the building based onconnect our analysis. function of each space but tried to each space as well as exterior space - Space division : 1st floor - information desk, bookselves, reading

Zoning Level 1

Quiet Zone

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Service Zone

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Basement

INTERIOR LANDSCAPE

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BOOK

FAMILY

Design Process

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Copying the lines of the roof

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+ + Strategy

1. Zoning : Making space divisions by user and the function of each space, but trying to connect each space as well as exterior space 2. Landscape : Connecting interior and exterior spaces by continuing and undulating line and surfaces 3. Lighting : Getting more natural lights from the exterior by adjusting the height of the floor 4. Furniture : Setting up flexible, transformational and moving furnitures to provide more available spaces

Adjusting the height of the floor

DIFFERENT HEIGHT OF FLOOR

DIFFERENT HEIGHT OF FLOOR

Undulating floor

DIFFERENT HEIGHT OF FLOOR

DIFFERENT HEIGHT OF FLOOR

INTERIOR LANDSCAPE

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Landscape Diagram

Within the team, I analyzed the current problems of the library and suggested the main idea of new design and furniture system. Also, I was in charge of part of diagrams and making physical model. 18


Sections 1 SECTION

SECTION 2

INTERIOR LANDSCAPE

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Interiors and Furniture system

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INTERIOR LANDSCAPE PLAN+SECTION

- Ashaway - Ashaway Library Library : Cozy and : Cozy welcoming and welcoming space but space lowbut space lowefficiency, space efficiency, lack of lack of connection connection between between interiorinterior and exteior and exteior space space and lackand of division lack of division by usersbyand users functions and functions

SECTION SECTION 1 1

FOOTPLAN FOOTPLAN

SECTION SECTION 2 2

- Goal : -toGoal transform : to transform the space themore spaceopen morefor open the children, for the children, more collaborative more collaborative and private and private for adults forand adults naturally and naturally connectconnect to exterior to exterior space space

INTERIOR LANDSCAPE

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CONNECTED SPACE


Pawtucket

Pawtucket

North Providence North Providence

528 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904

The Providence Center

Providence

School Project | RISD 2015 Fall Studio Instructor: Pari Riahi, Heinrich Hermann

Providence East Providence

East Providence

The Providence Center, located in Providence, RI is Rhode Island’s leading mental healthcare center providing people many needs of mental health as well as various services in their homes and neighborhoods. Through over 40 programs and services, from primary healthcare therapy to individual-target services including housing, legal services, and job training, the Providence Center is trying to meet the community’s needs.

Cranston Cranston The Providence Center Route from the other cities 24

Our goal is to understand what patients need in this building, what kinds of experience they want to get while they stay in this center, and then re-design the building based on our analysis.


Waiting Area covered with translucent glass walls CONNECTED SPACE

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Travel Time Analysis

Circulation Diagram

Individual Clinic Room

Waiting Area

Fourth Floor

Group Room

Fourth Floor Entry Entry Individual Clinic Room Entry

Waiting Area

Third Floor

Entry

Third Floor Group Room

Waiting Area

Individual Clinic Room

Strategy I : Pharmacy Entry

Second Floor Waiting Area

Second Floor Group Room

Elevator

First Floor

First Floor

Waiting Area

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Horizontal Circulation Vertical Circulation Circulation between Exterior and Interior Space

Circulation in terms of Human and Natural Elements My first project focuses on the Circulation in terms of Human and Natural Elements such as lighting and ventilation systems. So this building is designed using an architectural way as a ramp to connect exterior and interior space, which makes people shorten unnecessary traveling time inside the building, and commune more with nature that will help patients to heal. Moreover, this ramp is not just a pathway but has different kinds of usage including space for meeting and treatment, terrace, and so on.


Elevations WestElevation(Hewes Elevation (Hewes St.) St.) West

Elevation (N.Main Main St.) St.) East East Elevation(North

North Elevation North Elevation

South Elevation South Elevation

CONNECTED SPACE

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Circulation in Waiting Area

Strategy II : Waiting Area as a Center of The Providence Center My second project for the Providence Center focuses on remodeling and renovating the waiting area where the patients stay before they get individual or group treatment. Waiting areas on each floor of the building are moved to the center point of the Providence Center, located in the middle on each floor. To connect them vertically, I designed the staircase that encloses the waiting area with the shape of a whirlwind. And also, to insure the privacy of the patients, the waiting areas are surrounded by translucent glass. An atrium on the roof and voids on each floor make the building get more natural lights and ventilation.

Waiting Area Circulation in Waiting Area

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Moreover, by the glass box positioned on the 3rd and 4th floor, the patients and employees are able to experience the nature.


Sections

Section A

Section B

Section 1

Section 2

SectionA1 SectionB2

C Section 3

Section C

CONNECTED SPACE

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Waiting Area Floor Plans Lounge Void

4th Floor

3rd Floor

2nd Floor

1st Floor

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Staircase Glassbox Traveling Route

Fourth Floor

Third Floor

Second Floor

Traveling Route Waiting Area Lounge Staircase Glass-box Void First Floor


CONNECTED SPACE

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50 AMERICAS


Experiencing 50 different states in America 34


Smithsonian London School Project | RISD 2016 Spring Studio Instructor: Brian Kernaghan

Smithsonian and Victoria & Albert museum has announced a new collaboration that will take place at the future Victoria & Albert East museum opening at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2020 in Stratford, UK. In its 170 years history, Smithsonian plans to develop a permanent gallery space outside of the United States for the first time. The goal of this project is to propose a theme as a curator and design the space for the first exhibition that is about introducing the United States to United Kingdom. My project focuses on introducing different characteristics of the 50 states of the United States with the concept of a road trip. With US states shaped tables in a huge open space, visitors can experience different Americas when following the trace of interstate highways. 50 AMERICAS

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Space Construction Diagram

Interstate Highway

50 States

Boundaries of 50 States

US Territory

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Curatorial Diagram

ME

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Rocky Mountains

WA

1st Starbucks

Statue of Liberty

Science Museum of Minnesota

VT

MN

ND

NH

Lake Michigan

OR WI

Liberty Bell

MT

MA

WY 584,153

SD

MI

IA

38,802,500 UT

IL

Casino

Pioneer Village

CO

IN

KY

DE

Strataca

MO

NC

TN

OK

GA MS

Hollywood Grand Canyon

WV VA

Golden Gate Bridge

AZ

MD

Land of Lincoln

KS

Ski Resorts

Newport NJ

OH

NE

NV

CT PA

ID

CA

RI

NY

Pork Barbecue

SC

AR TX

NM

LA

AL

Gone with the wind Museum

AK

The Blues Trail

Georgian O’keeffe Museum Texas Rangers

FL

Disney World

New Orleans Jazz Alaska Aurora HI

Texas Cowboys

50 AMERICAS

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Exhibition Space

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Section

California

Arizona

New Mexico

Texas

Louisiana

Mississippi

Alabama

Florida 50 AMERICAS

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Historic Route 66

Chicago

ILLINOIS Springfield

CALIFORNIA

KANSAS

Kingman

Barstow

Winona

ARIZONA

Gallup

Flagstaff Needles

Holbrook

Albuquerque

Amarillo

Tucumcari

Springfield

Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA

NEW MEXICO TEXAS

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St. Louis Joplin

Tulsa

Santa Fe

Los Angeles San Bernardino

MISSOURI


Road trip through Route 66 50 AMERICAS

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THE ENVELOPE


Interior Elevation 02 Scale 1:20

Classroom for autistic children


The Envelope The project concentrates on creating a safe environment for autistic children that enhances their learning experience through a consistent, holistic space. The primary focus is on an enveloping structure that wraps the wall of the classroom, encouraging children to gravitate towards the comforting spaces and various activities it carries. The static nature of the structure and the uniformity of the materials and forms used, create a dependable space for children indisposed to change.

Strategy Teacher's Area

Group Study Area

Sensory Room

Individual Study Area

Anthony Carnevale School Reading & Play Area

School Project | RISD 2015 Fall Charette Instructor: Liliane Wong, Pari Riahi Furniture Layout Team Member: Kyunghwa Kang, Jasmine Hwang, Jaz Bonnin, JennaExisting Interior Elevation Balute, Ben Shuai, Bashayr Alfehead, Zoe Bax, Demi Qiang

Moving the obstacles towards the wall.

Zoning

Gravitating the functions and activities towards the wall.

Enveloping Wall

The project concentrates on creating a safe environment for autistic children that enhances their learning experience through a consistent, holistic space. The primary focus is on an enveloping structure that wraps the wall of the classroom, encouraging children to gravitate towards the comforting spaces and various activities it carries. The static nature of the structure and the uniformity of the materials and forms used, create a dependable space for children indisposed to change. And also, sensory room filled with different kinds of materials and colors stimulates five senses of autistic children and make them interact with the surrounding environment.

Foam Padding

Net

Trampoline

Foam Cylinders

Cork Board Cabinets

Mirror

Felt Upholstery

Lenin Hammock

Interior Elevation 01 Scale 1:20

THE ENVELOPE 01

The Experience

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The Envelope The project concentrates on creating a safe environment for autistic children that enhances their learning experience through a consistent, holistic space. The primary focus is on an enveloping structure that wraps the wall of the classroom, encouraging children to gravitate towards the comforting spaces and various activities it carries. The static nature of the structure and the uniformity of the materials and forms used, create a dependable space for children indisposed to change. Strategy

Zoning

Strategy

Teacher's Area

Group Study Area

Sensory Room

Individual Study Area

Reading & Play Area

Existing Furniture Layout

Existing Furniture Layout

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Moving the obstacles towards the wall.

Moving the obstacles towards the wall

Gravitating the functions and activities towards the wall.

Gravitating the functions and activities towards the wall

Zoning

Enveloping Wall


Elevation 01 1:20 01

The Experience Storage Storage Sensory Room

SensoryRoom Room Sensory

Teacher's Area

Sensory Room Sensory Room Computer Desk Computer Desk Seating Seating Seating+ SeatingStorage + Storage

Individual Study Area

Mirror Mirror

Study Area Cork Cabinets Cork Cabinets

Velcro Velcro

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Reading & Play Area

Hammock Hammock 01

Window Seats

Stimulate five senses of autistic children

Window Seats THE ENVELOPE

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Furniture Construction Diagram

Construction

Partial Axon

Rod + Rod

Construction

Partial Axon

Rod + Rod

Partial Axon

Rod + Rod

Construction Rod + Rod

Rod + Fabric Rod + Fabric

Rod + Fabric

Rod + Fabric Shelf

Rod + Shelf Rod + Shelf

Rod + Shelf

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To utilize space effectively, we designed flexible and constructible furniture system. This lightweight and permeable structure allows more natural lights in the classroom, and also children are able to feel different materiality by touching it.

Within the team, I analyzed the current problems of the school and participated in suggesting new interior design and furniture system for autistic children. Also, I was in charge of drawing diagrams.


Construction

Partial Axon

Rod + Rod

Construction

Partial Axon

Partial Axon

Rod + Rod

Rod + Fabric Rod + Fabric

Rod + Shelf

Rod + Shelf

Interior Elevation

Felt Upholstery

White Board

Felt Upholstery

White Board

Interior Elevation 02 Scale 1:20

Interior Elevation 02 Scale 1:20

THE ENVELOPE

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SPACE [SALIM] SHIP


View from the backstreet 52


Space Ship International Competition Project | PRAUD Architects 2016 Women and Family Complex Facility in Seoul, Korea Project Manager: Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna

Process Diagram

Space (Salim) Ship is a new destination of the neighborhood. Instead of putting all the programs inside, the project puts makers stores on the surface space that is created by splitting the mass into two and lifting up the upper mass. The surface meets the level of the street behind and has access to the plaza and the courtyard so that the accessibility to the surface level, which we call it as Salim Marketplace, gets increased. In this way, we could create an outdoor, but covered, marketplace as we see in an old market in Seoul, where various activities more than just shopping activity can happen. This third space will work as a new type of urban space in the neighborhood where no specific activity is designated. SPACE [SALIM] SHIP

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North Elevation

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Programs

Community for Youth and Women Museum for Women Playroom for Family Study and Training Space Handycraft Shops Restaurants Working Space Meeting Space Auditorium

SPACE [SALIM] SHIP

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TIME AND SPACE


257*464*263 Mixed media


One’s Refraction Artwork Project | Artphil Institute 2014 Instructor: Sanghoon Kang Team Member: Kyunghwa Kang, Mikyung Lee, Soyeon Lee, Sohee Kim, Yerin Park, Hee Yeon Hwang, Gyuho Lee, Jeeyoun Sim, Juhyun Lee, Yeonjee Yeo, Sukjun Choi, Dahee Lee

Thoughts on substantiality and ideality of time and space reminded us of a subway as a space. A subway as one of the most common public transportations runs every day along with our daily lives. In taking a subway from their respective departing point to destination, passengers share the same time zone and space with each other while being alienated from the outside world. Due to this special circumstance, some of the passengers might get lost in thought consciously or unconsciously. People get to recall their own scenes of life based on their spontaneous emotions and end up re-defining what they actually mean. Thus, the physical space of a subway turns into an intermediary domain, full of people’s abstractive Ideas and philosophical concepts. With the new concept of a subway as a space, other people’s thoughts and existence get transformed into brand new ideas as if they were some lights being reflected against mirrors and glasses that can be easily refracted and fragmented. With the conceptual transformation, a subway as a space becomes a totally new realm of time and space. TIME AND SPACE

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Concept

We compressed every trace of a subway that consists of movements and vibrations occurred during a certain length of time into a single real space. When connecting each tracing point, we can see multiple triangular shapes that are lined up. The videos played on the surfaces of those shapes represent the pieces of common scenes in our lives, which give new meanings to a subway that is only a physical object. Daily memories of an individual are turned into a brand new set of memories after they get mixed with other people’s memories through some distortions and refractions. Thus, the videos that are based on the newly transformed memories make viewers think that their lives are also part of the pieces. A Subway as a Space

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Crumple the Subway Space


Construction Diagram

The Trace of a Subway

Distorted Space through People’s Mixed Memories and Feelings

The Sum of Fragmented Thoughts and Memories

A Subway as a New Realm of Time and Space

TIME AND SPACE

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Space Construction Process

As a leader who supervises a team of 12 members, I successfully managed the team to do all the planning and production. Within the team, I built two separate internal subgroups for space implementation and video/sound production respectively. In a subway train that has a dimension of 257(w)*464(l)*263(h)(cm), we visualized the traces of vibrations and sounds that we felt and heard during our presence in the train by recording each vibration and noise that has later been attached to our artwork. This project ran for 12 days.

TIME AND SPACE

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DISTORTION


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Residual Images of Two-Dimensional Distortion Artwork Project | Artphil Institute 2014 Instructor: Youngguk Yoo

Distortion (or warping) is the alteration of the original shape of something, such as an object, image, sound or waveform. Distortion is usually unwanted, and so engineers strive to eliminate distortion, or minimize it. In some situations, however, distortion may be desirable. We sometimes perceive things with distorted viewpoints. The distorted viewpoints sometimes come from things or views themselves as they contain distorted characteristics. In other cases, the distorted viewpoints are originated from ourselves as our mindsets are distorted by external factors. Stacked two-dimensional rectangle shapes built stratums. Humans and things reflected on the stratums can be shown differently than the original shapes as their looks could be distorted by the number and height of stratums. Due to the distortion, a human face reflected on the stratums may look duplicated, and a thing reflected on the stratums may not show its complete shape. These looks reflected on the stratums might make us difficult to perceive their original shapes.

151*70*18 Mixed media

DISTORTION

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257*172*263 Mixed media


Real and Unreal Artwork Project | Artphil Institute 2014 Instructor: Youngguk Yoo

Three dimensions may show various things in a disorganized manner within a concept of space. With added shadows from things, it is sometimes difficult for us to perceive where things are exactly located and where they belong to. And we try to see what is real and what is unreal, however, sometimes it is hard to recognize. DISTORTION

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Interior Design Portfolio - Kyunghwa Kang  

Master of Design in Interior Architecture, Rhode Island Scho...