NL architects: sarang do love island, jeju do, korea
 
NL architects: sarang do   love island, jeju do, korea NL architects: sarang do   love island, jeju do, korea
nov 18, 2009

NL architects: sarang do love island, jeju do, korea

sarang do – love island, jeju do, korea by NL architects all images courtesy NL architects

as part of the 3rd delphic games 10 architecture offices were invited to create 10 small projects on jeju do, an island south of south korea. jeju is known as honeymoon island.

a new park will be constructed in the gasiri area, along the trail special monuments were created be it small pavillions or observatories that emphasize the natural area. the projects had were developed on site during a 4 day workshop that was curated by young joon kim and all 10 teams were supported by 4 local students.

instead of sticking to one designated site NL architects proposed numerous projects for many sites. their proposals included a ‘love sign’ sculpture written in korean, a viewing platform, a see saw volcano a stair stand, a love slide and a flag hill.

‘love sculpture’

site plan of one of the areas in jeju

hole concept – observatory

looking at the site, they discovered a large boulder. rather than place objects directly on it they thought of perhaps transforming it into an observatory.

hole concept – observatory

picnic areas which extend

flipped volcanoes become viewing platforms

flipped volcanoes become viewing platforms

seesaw volcano

they proposed a manmade volcano with a seesaw at its core, which revolved around the center. as the seesaw tilts, users can see views over the edge.

seesaw volcano

lovers able to see views

lovers able to see views

typology research of staircases in south korea

a staircase where partners can meet…

and look out over the island

the staircase

the staircase

love slide

love slide

love slide

flag hill

flag hill allows visitors to drive up a mound to observe the landscape.

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