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Jinsook Lee

Jinsook Lee

Jersey City, NJ, US

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View from main historic conservation street
View from main historic conservation street
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Jinsun Cafe

The design purpose was to interpret traditional forms in a new way to give people cultural and historical experiences at both outer spaces - rooftop and terraces - and inner spaces - cafe and a tea room.- The suggestion for people to use the out-door spaces like "Jungja" was to direct the person's view towards "Kyeongbok-Gung" (built 1395), which was the main royal palace of the "Joseon dynasty". 

 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Seoul, KR
My Role: Project Management including CD,DD,SD and CD drawing, 3D modeling
Additional Credits: Soohyoun Nam (Myongji University)
Jae Eun Yim (KDA Partners)

 
Forming Process
Forming Process
Programs Composition: Various facts that are from strict building regulations in the historic district to cultural urban context and people’s needs are fundamental resources to design this building. The start point to design was according to building code and observation activity in order to provide indirect experiences of historic performance.
Programs Composition: Various facts that are from strict building regulations in the historic district to cultural urban context and people’s needs are fundamental resources to design this building. The start point to design was according to building code and observation activity in order to provide indirect experiences of historic performance.
Building code/ Section
Building code/ Section
Construction Details: We reinterpreted traditional constructive methods of ‘Kongpo’ to illustrate an efficient structural method that would generate form and function. We choose zigzagging edges to symbolize traditional details and translated them to be modern architectural details.
Construction Details: We reinterpreted traditional constructive methods of ‘Kongpo’ to illustrate an efficient structural method that would generate form and function. We choose zigzagging edges to symbolize traditional details and translated them to be modern architectural details.
Reference: traditional constructive methods of ‘Kongpo’
Reference: traditional constructive methods of ‘Kongpo’
Wall Sections_01
Wall Sections_01
Wall Sections_02
Wall Sections_02
View from cafe space
View from cafe space
Final Model
Final Model
Research: Based on research about the traditional typology of Korean architecture, we put second design process into this building to suggest a newly interpreted design. Attached double skin makes this building represent both convention and new experience in an urban area. A self-supporting geometry ensued from the research on the structural and aesthetic aspects of traditional Korean building form that has been typically composed of a concave curved roof and wooden joinery system. As a mean...
Research: Based on research about the traditional typology of Korean architecture, we put second design process into this building to suggest a newly interpreted design. Attached double skin makes this building represent both convention and new experience in an urban area. A self-supporting geometry ensued from the research on the structural and aesthetic aspects of traditional Korean building form that has been typically composed of a concave curved roof and wooden joinery system. As a mean to interpret theses inherent building forms and translate them into contemporary design, systematic use of digital design and fabrication tools was implemented.
Definition1: Mesh Machine
Definition1: Mesh Machine
Definition2: Catenary
Definition2: Catenary
Interior Rendering
Interior Rendering
Interior Rendering
Interior Rendering