Morphosis has unveiled a new design for the Korean American National Museum in Los Angeles. The project includes a two-story building with a green-roof of plants native to the Korean peninsula and California. Rethinking the Hanok dwelling typology, the project is made to bring architecture and landscape together. Referencing traditional Korean architecture, the team designed the project as "a piece of Korea grafted onto Los Angeles." The new museum will be organized with a series of interconnected galleries, meeting rooms, and offices around a central open space. The design was made to "honor the sacrifices and hardships of parents and grandparents while showcasing the fruits of those sacrifices: the accomplishments of future generations," said Eui-Sung Yi. The project features a concrete and perforated metal panel structure with freeform galleries and support spaces around the central oculus.
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