The “Roof Sentiment” installation by SOA constitutes both a modern landmark with its light steel structure and an historical reference due to the woven reed used for shading.
“When it rains, you see rain running down the reeds. When the wind blows, you will hear the reed blinds gently hitting each other. On a clear day, the reed blinds will create different shades of sunlight”
Roof Sentiment installation technical information
- Architects : SOA – Society of Architecture
- Typology : Installations, Cultural Architecture
- Location : Seoul, South Korea
- Client: MMCA, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
- Material : Steel pipe column, stainless steel wire, woven reed
- Project year : 2015
- Photographs : © Kyungsub Shin
Roof Sentiment installation Photographs
Roof Sentiment installation Architects description
The “Roof Sentiment” installation was designed and developed by Lee Chi-hoon and Kang Ye-rin – together known as Society of Architecture – and won the 2015 Young Architects Program, composed by the MMCA, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Hyundai Card.
The installation serves as a characteristic summer shading device within the “hostile concrete city”. The roof consists on a 25 meters span woven reed blinds held together, with a set of wires that draw a wave design. The steel pipe structure that bears this roof is located on the top of a forest-like ground floor, covered with “wild plants” and pine tree bark bits that stimulates the user’s flair when it rains.
The roof constitutes an icon of modernity with its light steel structure but also refers to the historical background of Seoul using the traditional woven reed as a hedge.
SOA have been searching for a new agenda derived from social condition of architecture and urbanism. SOA practices architecture, urbanism and landscape based on the critical analysis of culture in complicated circumstance in which local and global demands conflict.
SOA took participation in the exhibition of ‘The Description of Bankruptcy(2010)’ sponsored by Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture, of ‘Featurin Sewonsanga’ at 2011 Kwanju bi- ennale and of ‘Shape your Life(2012)’ at MAXXI in Rome. For co-operative work with Doo-dandce theatre, SOA designed the site-specific performance, “the Dance unfold the Theatre(2013)” at LG art center. SOA have winned several architectural design competitions which were ‘International competition of Gul-up island (1st, 2012)’, ‘International competition of Osong biovalley master plan (honorable mention, 2011)’, ‘International competition of Busan centural plaza (honorable mention, 2010)’. SOA published a book, named ‘Flaneure of libraries(2012)’ which is a kind of re- search and report of Libraries in Korea. Now SOA works on the projects, ‘Woopo nature library’, ‘Vietnam Hoabin school library’, ‘Return house at Gokseong-gun’ and ‘Multiplex housing at Yeonnam dong’ Yerin Kang and Chihoon Lee are teaching at K.N.U.A.