In contemporary architecture, architects are increasingly experimenting with non-conventional building materials to explore new possibilities in design. Often, the most enticing aspect of such endeavor lies in utilizing a given material as a spatial device and the perceptual quality of the resulting work. The essence of this exploration involves tectonic thinking and investigating material characteristics.
In this series of projects, the project team examined three materials (Paper, Wool, and Plastic), exploring ways to rethink and redefine the use of selected materials for the application. Focusing on the architectural notions of layering, superimposition, flat vs. depth, space vs. object, and exteriority vs. interiority, the architect engaged in a series of experiments. The resulting work yielded three temporary installations using laminated paper sheets, wool, and a synthetic plastic polymer.
Project Name: Materiality and Perceptions: Paper Wool Plastic Architect: LAWRENCE KIM / A+U LAB Architect Website: https://www.au-lab.net Completion Year: 2017 Project Location: Busan, Korea Photographer: Lawrence Kim, Kang Dahoon Project Team: Lawrence Kim, Lee Soohye, Lee Daegeon, Bae Juhyun, Yeo Jaewon, Jeong Jaeyoon, Kim Soyeon, Amina Karahodzic, Abudureyimu Rexiti, Simon Groihofer, Julius Fink, Kim Dongsu, Kang Dahoon, Miao Yifei, Chen Honglin, Park Jongwook, Kim Hongseok, Jang Youngeun, Kim Byungchan, Ryu Miri, Kim Dongyoon, Park Soyeon, Kim Doyeon