unsangdong architects studio visit: ocean imagination
unsangdong architects studio visit: ocean imagination unsangdong architects studio visit: ocean imagination
dec 09, 2009

unsangdong architects studio visit: ocean imagination

this month designboom visited korean firm unsangdong architects headquarters in seoul.

yoon gyoo jang next to a drawing of ocean imagination image © designboom

yoon gyoo jang showing ‘ocean imagination’ sliding along the board image © designboom

the studio which was founded in 2001 by yoon gyoo jang and shin chang hoon, is an experimental group which focusses on realizing conceptual architecture with variable possibilities.

the model of ocean imagination image © designboom

recently they received an honorable mention for their project ‘ocean imagination’ in the competition to design the thematic pavilion for expo 2012 yeosu, korea.

based around ‘the living ocean and coast: diversity of resources and sustainable activities’ theme, unsangdong’s concept ‘ocean imagination’ emphasized nature and liveability. the floating wheel is designed with a sustainable skin and consists of ‘ocean eco compounds’ which incorporate the main theme of the expo 2012 yeosu, korea that include; marine technology, architecture engineering, civil engineering, information technology and so on.

ocean imagination consists of three levels image © designboom

sections of ‘ocean imagination’ have an open exhibition section image © designboom

the first stages of making the models image © designboom

image © designboom

‘ocean imagination’ in the water image courtesy unsangdong architects

image courtesy unsangdong architects

image courtesy unsangdong architects

image courtesy unsangdong architects

section view of ‘ocean imagination’ image courtesy unsangdong architects

  • it is interesting. so, i like this design.

    c2m says:
  • Eveyone’s going green, at least, conceptually.

    Medusamay says:
  • excuse me but im so so so busy trying to be conceptual that i completely forgot about providing lateral stability. ballast? ballast who?????

    the row boat's wake says:
  • omG!!!!!!! All thise metaphors, involving mega words like green, sustainable, conceptual…. and it’s not only an extravagant piece of experimental student geometry, it actually is DOABLE! Look it’s right there, made out of paper!!!!! I bet you the banks will go crazy qeueing for financing this project. Not.

    the commoner says:

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