Ihnil Kim

Ihnil Kim

New York, NY, US



Ancient yet futuristic, organic and mechanical, heavy and light – this building teeters between all these seemingly opposite ideals. Upon first glance it seems as tough it may be an ancient piece of samurai armor from Japan, but it is also reminiscent of the latest vehicle from Batman. While the flat black finish of the plates gives off a mechanical feel, upon entering the hard edge mechanical feel is overrun by the intensely warm mood that the glossy red interior creates – almost as though you were entering the insides of a sperm whale or similar black beast of the sort. The opening in the center gives the interior a very light feeling, opposed to the heavy black exterior. The way light bounces off the glossy finish of the plates on the insides enhances the organic feel and creates for a light temper.

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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US