these two so – il projects are in some ways inversions of each other, one an interior wrapping of an external architecture, the other an external wrapping of an internal architecture. in different ways these projects are highly formal, but in ways that are far from sculptural. they remain open and loose, allowing them to be used, experienced and read in ways that are simultaneously abstract, metaphorical, symbolic and narrative.

25/06/2012 § 2 Comments

photography: iwan baan
architecture:  so-il, (above) k3 for kujke gallery – seoul, south korea, and (below) logan office – soho, new york

sam jacobs (of fat architects) recently wrote a piece, between matter and meaning, for domus magazine comparing two projects by the architecture firm so-il.  check it out!

 

linger and quiet

a young hare

 

 

notes:

[title]     today’s title is an excerpt from sam jacobs domus article.  i also recommend paging through sam’s blog, strange harvest, if you haven’t already.

[image]     today’s images come from the previously mentioned domus article.  photography by iwan baan.

[more matter-less material]     for more on this subject check out an ayh post from a few weeks back – sanaa’s rolex center.

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