“Home” is a monument for Incheon, Korea, and Kobe, Japan, commemorating their sister city relationship. The monument is situated in the Sculpture Garden at Incheon Grand Park.
In both cities, the collective formation of housescapes blends with the natural elements of the mountains and ocean. House design and construction is always in harmony with the surrounding environment.
Home represents a family. Home is also a social sphere for family, relatives, and friends to engage, interact, and share memories.
As such, social engagement in the public sphere is a similar conception of “home.” While it lacks many of the typical elements of a house, such as roof and wall surfaces, public spaces are open for all people to enjoy without any physical separation between each person.
The figurative transformations that infuses two houses together differs in size, shape, and frame constructions. While representing the differences, they also establish a symbiotic relationship.
The wall-less framing structure suggests that the programmatic activities are not to be bound by the frame boundary of the house. Rather, it allows the incorporation of the surrounding environment that can be seen through and reflected on the surfaces. These design elements allow the structure to blend in and for the object to almost disappear.