Korean Cultural Center

The museum layout, geometry and imagery is thematically quoted from a number of sources. In the context of the local internalized block structure, the lobby is a hub around which museum events are focused.The culture of Korea is represented by its national symbol, the Taeguk, manifested in the site plan. Its integration into LA ever present shifting tectonic plates occurs through a fracturing of the flag symbol, or a slot that penetrates the circulation ring and stops at the base of the tower. The tower, which houses the library and administrative offices, makes reference to the Pukhansan hunting monument from the Silla period overlooking Seoul. Continue reading Korean Cultural Center…

Addition to the Prado

The premise for this proposal is to make the collection and buildings comprehensible to a visitor within the contexts of culture, and time. The understanding of historical works must occur relatively, which requires providing information and making connections. Therefore, there are three critical factors which have to be continuously evaluated by the visitor; Culture, Structure and Information. Time and place are the primary concerns of the visitor ( how long they have and how they get around). Therefore the museum must provide a context for them.
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