PAUSE CITY

Fourth Year Design Studio at SNU 2013

2013
Final Review with guest critics Simone Carena, Annie Pedret and Nick Baker
December 2013
 
Seoul National University_School of Architecture
Fourth year Design Studio 
 
PAUSE CITY
 
We live in an era where the Museum has become a default cultural commodity, indispensable piece of the urban jigsaw for any self-respecting “contemporary/modern/en-vogue” 21st Century city. Oft en situated in segregated cultural districts (Seoul’s Leeum is no exception) they no longer follow the institutional system “collect to display” rather the organism has been inverted to follow the dictum “display to collect”; the collection referring to the endless merchandise which is rapidly replacing the “original” artifacts themselves.
 
This semester the studio will challenge these notions and speculate whether the Museum can be returned to the city; an institution that celebrates urban life the expressions of time and place that inspire our everyday, leading to alternative architectural strategies that assemble fragments and celebrate a city that is beautifully incomplete. Our approach will be empirical, interpreting the city through direct contact, sampling and exploring the notion of “Pause”. 
 
Our challenge is to attempt to define what makes up a New Museum for Seoul today, as an antithesis to the Guggenheim and MOMA ventures that have engulfed so many cities today, and in the process reveal the layers of complexity that define Seoul’s urban condition.
Pia Mendaro
Jihye Sun
Seunghun Ko
Ruby Um
Yeonsun Kyong and Donggwan Choi
Sora Yoo, Sojin Kang and Jiyoon Lim
Cordula Weitgruber
Younggeol Ham
Kirill Morozov
Eunju Shen, Elia Ten and Hhung Ngo Hun
Photographs by Peter W. Ferretto
JANGBONGDO ISLAND
TRANSFORMATION
CASTING PROCESS
VERTICAL URBANISM
CUHK U3-2014
CAST SPACE
CUHK M1-2015
VERTICAL MUSEUM
HANGZHOU FACTORY
CAST REVIEW
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