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Blurring Boundary / UTAA

  • Architects: UTAA
  • Location: Dongdaemungu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team: Kim Chang-gyun, Choi Byung-yong, Jang Geun-yong
  • Area: 90.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jin Hyo-suk, Kim Yong-soon

© Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk

© Jin Hyo-suk
© Jin Hyo-suk

From the architect. 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. 

© Jin Hyo-suk
© Jin Hyo-suk

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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