Blurring Boundary / UTAA

  • 14 May 2013
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© Jin Hyo-suk

Architects: UTAA
Location: Dongdaemungu, Seoul,
Design Team: Kim Chang-gyun, Choi Byung-yong, Jang Geun-yong
Area: 90 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jin Hyo-suk, Kim Yong-soon

© Jin Hyo-suk

Blurring Boundary, is planned for the University of Seoul campus to communicate and coexist with the city by blurring the boundary between them. I put a wall the guides the flow of people to pass through the entrance instead of a heavily woven firm gate. This is a part of the effort to restore continuity with the city.

© Kim Yong-soon

The university’s emblem was expressed on the walls and its floor, and made a continual connection between the floor pattern and a cut on the wall with yellow onyx and Macheon(marble) stone. This effect naturally causes drivers to slow down as they enter even without an entrance control bar being in place.


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