Tree Space is an investigation of the ambiguous dialect between virtual and natural in art. The installation itself figuratively looks like a tree, by virtue of the compositional logic of the elements that construct it. It has branches that simulate growth and give it form, but they do not appear like a real tree. They are designed. Tree Space isn’t an object in a field like a tree per se, but one that creates it’s own spatial field: you can stand in it, sit in it, lay under it, walk within it, etc. Tree Space will literally be an open and shady occupiable tree with a dense canopy of computer-generated and digitally fabricated branches.
Yong Ju Lee +Brian Brush
The development of Manhattan launched by the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811. The plan is laying out the urban fabrics based on the rectilinear grid. However, it gives the monotony to urban environment and it results that building blocks are separated from green. The proposal is that green area as infrastructure is fused into the highrise in urban context. The site is located in the West side of Central Park, where the rectilinear grid line sharply divides the park and building blocks.
HOW CAN GREEN BECOME A PROTOTYPE?
To stack up green, new prototype containing plants is suggested. This prototype behaves as vertical structure and it is aggregated such as spine. Its four arms connect to the second structure. Combination of two structure systems organizes building and creates a new spatial character.
World Design Capital Torino 2008
“Designing Connected Places” Workshop
Honorable mention, Evolo Housing Competition, 2007
+K.J Kim, Kyu Seon Hong