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Exit 45 / Chiasmus Partners

  • Architects: Chiasmus Partners
  • Location: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Ansan-si, Danwon-gu, Choji-dong, 666-2 단원구청
  • Architect: Chiasmus Partners
  • Collaboration Artist: Sang Cho
  • Materials/Products Used: Steel Structure, Painted, Glass Curtain wall w/ Aluminum louver
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park

"Perched between two giant volumes of the existing building, Exit 45 is akin to a tree house, above the bustling campus activities. With its brilliant red color and striking volume, the project does not try to "blend-in" with the context. Yet, the interior space has the quality of a retreat. Through the filtered light and screened views, the interior feels even more like an "hide-out".

© Youngchae Park
© Youngchae Park

The interior "quieteness" and the exterior exuberance is the chiasmatic point of the project, and is the answer to the unique question," How can one feel at ease, inside of a spectacle?"

© Youngchae Park
© Youngchae Park

The exterior sunlight, activities, noise, all gets filtered and toned down, through the screening surface. Thus, the exterior world, (i.e. exterior spectacle) also becomes at ease with one's senses.

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