Project 01: Korea
Our class was in charge of creating a city located in the DMZ that would be open to people of both North and South Korea. You can see more about this project on the DMZ City Plan page.
Project 02: Korea, Built Environment
Project 02 is an extension of the DMZ city planning, now we are creating buildings to populate the area. There is a wide array of available spaces to create so everyone in the class was pretty free to make whatever they wanted. I personally decided upon a botanical garden that doubles as a meditation center.
I had three main concepts for my building/area. The first one is a giant dome that was inspired after a flower called a kalmia latifolia. The design consists of two stories, one of which is underground and contains a meditation pool with seating. At ground level there will be plants and seating as well as a place to be served tea. The second design is a small shrine looking building with the pool still underground and at ground level you will still be served tea but no plants will be inside. The third design is similar to the first except is an octagon. An extra detail with the third is that I wanted a fountain to come out the top of the building and then slide down the sides of the building. Lastly I technically created a fourth design that is the first design except it is cut into quarters. Each quarter also contains the fountain idea from the third design.
After reviewing my designs and receiving critics I have decided to focus more on the first and technically the fourth design to further my project.