beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces
jul 03, 2016

beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces

beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces
(above) ‘colorway’ is an architecture designed in human scale
all images courtesy of beomki lee

 

 

 

envisioned by beomki lee, this project seeks to redefine the notion of passageways and to find a way for revitalizing negative spaces in the urban fabric, by offering human-scaled architecture and encouraging the public to create their own spaces. the passageway in streetscapes has been considered as remnant space in-between adjacent architectures rather than an occupiable space. this restrained way of thinking has curtailed its nature as activity-negative space in the city. this led ‘colorway’ not only to offer an architecture designed in human scale but also to foster a method for creating activity-positive space by allowing people to color their journeys.

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main axon

 

 

 

beomki lee has set three simple angled bars fixed on both sides of the existing walls and on the ground of the passageway. by manipulating the depth and height of each bar within the limits of maximum/minimum dimensions for people to pass and reach, the bars are woven together with string that creates straight and curved spaces, allowing people to experience different spatial conditions with every step. 

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user’s manual

 

 

 

the public is welcome to visit and participate in coloring their space by themselves. a wide palette of colored fabric adhesives are arranged by color on the existing wall so that the public can select and apply colors to the proposed architecture. as they get to the other side, people color and create, activating positive futures of their own passageway.

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design diagram

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plan and sections

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exploded axon 

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gathering

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participating 

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enjoying

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sharing

 

 

project information:

 

project title: colorway
designer: beomki lee
year: june 2016
location: chattanooga, tennessee
passageways competition finalist

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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