/ 2014
digital work, physical mock-up

            Cultural DNA meme is evolved through mimesis. Mimesis, is the most simple behavior of human and historical behavior that makes the evolution at the same time. Space also evolve continuously in mimesis and co-exist in cultural DNA. In the park, the liberal space with no order of rank is the place where mimesis of cultural DNA can be most active and has high potential to create rogue genes. Visually, every individual in the park behave and exist independently but actually each individuals are actively generating mimesis. Si- lent but dynamic mimesis activities are the very evolution process of mime in the park. Dynamic silence is work of spatialization and visualization of evolution process of meme.

           Space Organization is Series of Meme Evolution Process; which are consist of based on co-existence of independent DNA, clash by expanded DNA and formation of disparity space, evolution and settlement of culture. Space is comprised with floor level, basement level and land. Floor level is occupied independently by each cultural DNA in other words, behavioral acceptor. Each unit is forming space in various shapes and use as public space and act as a core that penetrates horizontal structure. in the basement level is exhibition space that was created by cultural DNA by expanding vertical and horizontal way and clashed in to disparity space which endlessly creates new culture. The shape of land also appears to be erupted from clash energy of cultural DNA and formed perfectly following the structure of the space. Each unit exist as sort of small park in the park that satisfies and cover cultural variety, behavioral variety and functional variety with the placeness of park. In other words, rather than each unit has certain function, transformation is possible ac- cording to needs. Usable for various public space such as cafe, restaurant, rest rooms, water space, green zone and shelters, etc.


/ 2014
digital work, collaboration with Sejoong Kim

            The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects San Francisco and Marin County. This bridge, rated as one of the most beautiful bridge in the world, is called the magnet to commit suicide ironically. More than 30 people in every year, more than 1,500 people identified committed suicide last 75 years. In particular, it is only 2.2% to choose the method of suicide by jumping in every states in USA, but in San Francisco, it is 30.9% and out of them, 60% commit on this bridge. Therefore, I recognized the uniqueness of the Golden Gate Bridge and I wanted to analyze on relationship between extreme behavior “Suicide” and the huge man-made structure.

            There are three main perspectives for this phenomenon : Atmosphere, Context and Action. The red bridge in frequently foggy city, robustness of visual of inhuman-scale structure and dramatic tension of a suspension bridge represent atmosphere. Secondly, San Francisco is the city of anxiety because of frequent earthquakes. Therefore, people are psychologically attached to the strong structure for its stability. Finally, we analyzed the behavior of victims right before the suicide from the documentary “The Bridge, 2006.”

            We associated above analysis with suicide and found the sublimity created by a combination of various factors originated from this huge artifact structure. In addition, it is reconsidered that how these fantasies and sublimity affect to human behavior, psychology and city properties.


/ 2013
digital work
video link:   concept


            It is a cruise floating on the Han River in South Korea to attract people’s attention by strange shape. When designing, I particularly concentrated on visual unfamiliarity criticizing typical cliché design of tourist cruise on the river.


/ 2013 - 
digital work, physical mock-up
video link:    concept  

            “HAIR” is a new type of exciting lighting system that gives people special experience. This design utilizes simple physical phenomenon called static electricity.

            Once the light is on, Van de graaff generator starts to charge the hair surrounding the light. Then, hair would pull each other and eventually form a sphere-like shape as a whole. This dynamic nature of the system would give user an experience that no other lighting systems would give. A Van de Graaff generator is an electrostatic generator which uses a moving belt to accumulate very high voltages on a hollow metal globe on the top of the stand. If viewer watch the “HAIR” for the first time, viewer might feel mysterious and some- times could be astonished, because “HAIR” looks very strange like human hair up in the air. However, it makes viewer want to touch and feel it comfortable. Finally, viewer could meet with a new and exciting experience.

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