Tectonic Landscape

Korean architecture office HG-A | Live Components designed “Tectonic Landscape” for the Umi Hall exhibition space at Daegu Art Musem in Seoul. The organic geometry of the installation greets the visitors of the museum, leading them around the C-shaped hall space.

Courtesy of HG-A | Live Components - Photograpghy: Kyungsub Shin

Courtesy of HG-A | Live Components – Photograpghy: Kyungsub Shin

The design concept is based on reinterpreting the Korean natural landscape. One thousand recycled plastic pallets form the 2D and 3D overlapping layers of the structure. The pieces were placed horizontally and vertically, forming a modular topography culminating in a 5-meter tall peripheral wall. Attention was paid to the screen effects resulting from the vertical laying and to the structural details of the wall, realized with three layers of pallets.

Courtesy of HG-A | Live Components

Courtesy of HG-A | Live Components

The project is part of a larger research conducted by the studio, which focuses on operating with basic components, such as lines and surfaces, while using contemporary parametric technology. “The goal of research at ‘Live Components’ is not for designing one building, but for designing generative components which could be applied to any other projects and be adjustable without limitations“, the architects assert.

Courtesy of HG-A | Live Components - Photograpghy: Kyungsub Shin

Courtesy of HG-A | Live Components – Photograpghy: Kyungsub Shin

“Tectonic Landscape” works both as an art work and a sitting, resting, playing and climbing area for the visitors of the museum. More importantly, it is the result of the studio’s research. Undoubtedly, this installation is a wonderful combination of art and practicality.

By: Ana Cosma

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