the ground studio: pictorial montage
the ground studio: pictorial montage the ground studio: pictorial montage
feb 27, 2012

the ground studio: pictorial montage

‘pictorial montage’ by the ground studio, seoul, south korea image © nam goongsun all images courtesy of the ground studio

placed upon the ridge namsan on a mountain in seoul, korea, ‘pictorial montage’ is a bus shelter by south korean practice the ground studio. located at an intersection of the natural and built environments, the structure uses transparency as a way to frame and connect with the landscape. conceived as an art canvas, the construction is composed with three design elements, each formed with diverse materials.

addressing different functions which occur within close proximity, a concrete gate is dedicated to the circulation and flow passengers, while an adjacent wooden bench is for waiting and resting individuals encased within a steel frame to overlook the adjacent trees and hill.

the structure is formed from a concrete gate, wooden bench and steel frame image © nam goongsun

wooden bench within the steel frame which frames the trees and hill beyond image © nam goongsun

sidewalk side of the structure image © nam goongsun

view from the street image © nam goongsun

view from a distance image © nam goongsun

floor plan / level 0







site plan

site context

site context

aerial rendering


conceptual diagram

conceptual diagram

conceptual design

original conditions

  • Well Done – Please tell Us that is not grafitti on top, even if I can not spel graffittii

    Dan says:
  • Beautiful, nice work.

    nina says:
  • Beautiful however how does it provide shelter?

    Yabba says:

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