2019

The Live Projects Exhibition

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

The Live Projects exhibition explores the challenges currently facing our cities from this important and universally recognizable urban form. 

FLOATFORM, UAUS: Hanyang University, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
The Live Projects exhibition explores the challenges currently facing our cities from this important and universally recognizable urban form. While Seoul is a global and international city, it grapples with issues of social isolation and fragmentation that is reinforced through physical separation and boundaries. The exhibition explores urban alternatives in Korea that can strategically and innovatively address these contradictory problems of the contemporary condition. Situated within the heart of the city itself it actively engages with the local citizens of Seoul, tackling the most pertinent questions of the city. The marketplace serves as an example and case study of how questions of the collective have evolved and the socio-political, economic, and cultural impact of these market models. These spaces also offer the opportunity to study and understand how architecture and urbanism can make a significant contribution to these traditional spaces of trade and exchange and for them to continue to be enjoyed by everyone. Public engagement in these spaces and the exhibition is central to the project.
SEOUL 2045, Young Wook Oh, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

SEOUL 2045
Young Wook Oh

This is a three-dimensional map imagining Seoul in the near future. In particular, it presents the heart of Seoul where most of the tributaries of Cheonggyecheon are restored. It presents a visualized forecast of how Seoul could change with population decrease and new technology engaged in the city.

SEOUL 2045, Young Wook Oh, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

In particular, the local markets that experienced times of hardship during the 21st century due to the economic recession will be revitalized. We imagine a people eventually tired of their technology-driven civilization and reminiscing about the past while taking a stroll in a market mixed with foreign tourists who dream of traveling to traditional markets. In this future, people will come to these markets to exchange memories and personal experiences rather than being absorbed in buying and selling goods. We see people flocking to these areas while other parts of the city are reclaimed by forests owing to both sparse population and technological advancement.

THE SOUND OF GENTLY BRUSHING BY, Jaewoo Oh, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

THE SOUND OF GENTLY BRUSHING BY
Jaewoo Oh

The Sound of Gently Brushing by is the description of the word “whisper” in the Korean dictionary. Markets open where the crowd is and close when and where people leave. And where there is a crowd there are sounds. What fills up the mornings, days and nights are the bustling noises of people selling and buying and the sounds of market goods. One can bring back forgotten memories and senses if he or she listens to a market from dawn to night.

THE SOUND OF GENTLY BRUSHING BY, Jaewoo Oh, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
The Sound of Gently Brushing by is the description of the word “whisper”in the Korean dictionary. Markets open where the crowd is and close when and where people leave. And where there is a crowd there are sounds.
THE SOUND OF GENTLY BRUSHING BY, Jaewoo Oh, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

The Sound of Gently Brushing by allows the visitors to listen in on the daily whispers of a market through hand-crafted wooden speakers that are installed in a market.

20 9 DISPLAY_02, Tomaz Hipólito, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

2019 DISPLAY_02
Tomaz Hipólito

This project addresses the questions of space, the activities occurring within that space, and how the space transforms as a result. Through the research on “Mapping Gesture,” we sought to excavate a new territory, define the gaps between its constituent parts, and explore the experience from that interval.

20 9 DISPLAY_02, Tomaz Hipólito, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Multiple forms of media such as photography, video, performance, painting, and drawing are used to better reveal the concept of the work. The entire process becomes part of the work. The unique approach of Tomaz Hipólito’s works offers a fresh and original view of the world.

PERHAPS. PERHAPS. PERHAPS, Seo Seungmo, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

PERHAPS. PERHAPS. PERHAPS
Seo Seungmo
Sewoon Plaza Pedestrian Deck – Cheonggye Daelim Deck

Perhaps. Perhaps. Perhaps aims to create a road by randomly placing benches and other types of comfortable street furniture such as awnings of familiar height inviting people to sit and stay to read a book or rest awhile. A road that is not only a connection from one destination to another but a destination in its own.

PERHAPS. PERHAPS. PERHAPS, Seo Seungmo, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

The temporary structure unit that forms the project is made into a standardized module system that are easy to install, modify and de-stall. Which can also be used to create a sense of rhythm and various patterns that bring life to the roads and surrounding areas. Furthermore, the ‘unfinishedlook' of these units are expected to work as a backdrop for the curiosity and imagination of its users.

CUPLOWER UAUS: University of Seoul, UAUS: University of Seoul, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

CUPLOWER
UAUS: University of Seoul

Is it possible to give new life to what has been thrown out? We specifically looked at disposable cups to answer this question. Our proposal is to turn them into flowerpots, hence the name 'CUPLOWER’. The goal of this project is to collect used, disposable cups that would have otherwise been thrown away and repurpose them to create new products.

CUPLOWER UAUS: University of Seoul, UAUS: University of Seoul, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Visitors can experience the whole process of making their own CUPLOWER from cutting holes into the bottom of the cups, filling them with soil, then placing cups under them to seeding. Naturally there will be no disposable cups that goes to waste.


WEAVING DOME, UAUS: Kookmin University, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

WEAVING DOME
UAUS: Kookmin University

In trying to identify the most impressive and memorable aspect of marketplaces, we take a close look at the atmosphere created by the collection of multiple market stands and the diversity of food and other items being sold.

We then reinterpret these factors that give marketplaces their unique identity and attempt to express them in a new way. We chose ‘bamboo body pillows’ as the main make-up of this space.

WEAVING DOME, UAUS: Kookmin University, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

We put a particular focus on the attempt to incorporate the feel of these traditional items along with the inclusiveness of marketplaces and the enclosed feeling of market stalls. This new design cuts the traditional bamboo pillow in half and uses a dichroic filter layer, which allows only certain wavelengths of light through, thus refracting other types of light that are filtered through splashing color to the structure.

WEAVING DOME, UAUS: Kookmin University, 2019-09-07, From the collection of: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

The new transformation of bamboo pillows brings a new visual atmosphere to the marketplace and also works as a display window to illuminate the items on display.

Credits: Story

Curator: Young Chul Jang
Associate Curator: Aram you, Jooyeon Choi, Jooseok Hong
Photographer: Yong soon Kim

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