The O.BOX is a portable store that can be installed anywhere with a flat surface and electricity. Designed in dimensions that allow for easy transportation, similar to a shipping container, it can be customized in accordance with the intended use, such as a showroom, a shop, a pub or a newsstand. Its flexible layout facilitates the installation of shelves, doors and windows.
The NAVER APP-SQUARE project transformed a shipping container into a giant cardboard box to showcase the mobile app services of Naver, a South Korean search engine. The structure was installed in Seoul and Busan, providing a unique experience for visitors; staff inside helped smartphone users to install and navigate the Naver app. This project also created positive buzz that strengthened the Naver brand in the mobile market.
The Town of Kansas Bridge Entry/Rain Garden is an engineering solution that became a design opportunity. It is a landscaped bio-retention garden, seating area and bike rack that collects and distributes 800 cubic feet of excess storm water from adjacent buildings and the beginning of Main Street. The design also establishes the entry to the pedestrian bridge as a trailhead to the newly completed series of riverfront parks below.
For the Seoul Design Festival the NAVER search portal provided artwork and a booth where users could expand their online NAVER experience offline. The exhibit featured 20 artists’ ideas about green thinking; the artwork was displayed on oversized easels. The booth was constructed using environmentally sensitive methods; the nonwoven fabric used in the construction was later repurposed into 220 eco bags.
THE STOP LINE was designed to help drivers stop where they should. At traffic lights, drivers often stop in the crosswalk blocking safe pedestrian use. Inspired by the pattern of a chessboard, THE STOP LINE uses bolder lines and patterns to indicate the pedestrian zone and where cars should stop. The purpose of this design is to cultivate a safe driving environment, instill a sense of responsibility toward driving and encourage drivers to think of others first.
Infinite Variety was an exhibition of a private collection of 651 quilts arrayed to enable the public to experience the vibrancy, creativity and exuberance of the quilts and the communities that make them. A large plinth with printed statements formed the threshold of the exhibit—the only interpretation in the otherwise unmediated experience—with the full array of quilts, suspended from simple gossamer structures, visible beyond it.
The Music Players’ Park was designed and composed with three music therapy sections to support the healthy physical and emotional development of children. Children can enjoy various sounds and melodies composed on the playground’s piano, xylophone and organ sections. These sections encourage children to participate in the playground. They can make and play their own creative sounds and rhythms at each section to express their emotions.
EverGEN™ solar lights are a complete off-grid lighting system in a single, compact package. They provide a flexible, cost-efficient alternative to traditional public lighting systems that require trenching and have large carbon footprints. It combines a solar panel, batteries and powerful LED illumination that can be installed in under 30 minutes.
Mole’s Hide and Seek bike rack places the bicycle rack on the ground to maximize the use of outdoor space. When not in use, it is pushed into the ground and it becomes a multifunctional fixture that also takes into consideration the needs of pedestrians.
Clients: Hyundai Engineering & Construction, You Song Young, Eom Jin Hee, Kim Sera, DEOSWORKS and Hong Sung Min Contact: Eom Jinhee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object Stories is an exhibition at the Portland Art Museum that invites visitors to bring objects of personal significance and tell the stories behind them. It combines elements of an exhibition space, recording studio, photo booth and library to encourage browsing and participation.