OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea
OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea
oct 17, 2015

OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea

OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea
photography by kyung roh




based on the grounds of the amorepacific museum of art, OBBA architects have realized an ethereal pavilion called ‘the oasis’. exploring fluid architecture that crosses the boundary of space, the curvilinear shelter is visualized as a white structure supported by poles which also serve as seats. circular openings have been cut from the roof, framing perfect circles of the sky above, meanwhile a curtain of white thread runs the length of the pavilion’s perimeter. reminiscent of willow leaves, the curtain moves along with the breeze – blurring the boundary between the inside and outside – and most of all, functions as a scheme that adapts to the ordinary landscape into a place of quiet contemplation.

two visitors sit on the seats installed onto the beams which have been placed at different heights




since 2013, the amorepacific runs a public art project APMAP (amorepacific museum of art project). it is a relay exhibition of contemporary art that travels across the different amorepacific workplaces in south korea. each year, the apmap brings a exhibition specific to the new location and its context. the APMAP explores an area of blurred boundary between the ordinary life and art, by experimenting with simple exhibitions in the everyday workplaces. previously, the APMAP was held in the beauty campus in osan in 2013, and in osulloc of jeju island in 2014. this year’s 2015 APMAP is staged at the amorepacific r&d center.

seating has been incorporated into the supporting beams and grass within the pavilion

a curtain of white thread runs around the perimeter of the structure, moving gently against the breeze

the curtain references willow leaves

the scheme challenges the framework of architecture, while seeking to be a platform that experiments with space

the circular openings frame the sky

the opening casts a shadow onto the curtain that wraps the the pavilion

the pavilion allows visitors to sit and contemplate

the oasis floats on the green garden of amorepacific r&d center

the oasis pavilion
video by rohspace

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