beomki lee re-imagines commemorative architecture in [ME]morial beomki lee re-imagines commemorative architecture in [ME]morial
jul 29, 2015

beomki lee re-imagines commemorative architecture in [ME]morial


beomki lee re-imagines commemorative architecture in [ME]morial 

all visuals courtesy of beomki lee

 

 

 

beomki lee’s ‘[ME]morial’ is a commemorative architecture concept based on interpretations of both sigmund freud’s and henri bergson’s thoughts on memory. the project emphasizes individual memory — rather than communal — to offer different ways to experience locations. contemporary architects tend to communicate all-reaching ideas in a single image or rendering. thus, each person’s personal feeling is somewhat overlooked due to the event’s simplistic representation.

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‘[ME]morial air’

 

 

 

‘[ME]morial’ proposes a series of architectural projects to pay tribute to the nearly 16,000 victims of the tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that rattled eastern japan on march 11, 2011. three spatially different spaces are used, rather than one, in hope to establish relationships between individuals and the monuments directly. each serves not only as a place of solace and remembrance, but also as a point of introspection and coming to terms with the burden of loss. 


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‘[ME]morial Earth’

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‘earth’ surface perspective 


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‘[ME]morial water’ 

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‘water’ alternate perspective 

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concept diagram

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breakdown

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model: air 

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model: earth 

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model: water 


site layout 

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plan and axonometric

 

 

project info:

 

project title: [ME]morial
location: boston, MA
school: massachusetts institute of technology
critic: antón garcía-abril

 

 

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: nick brink | designboom 

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