South Korea-based Limtaehee Design Studio has recently completed the interior project <Good flower dermatology>.
Mass and Graphic
Is it possible to discuss mass and volume? The question aroused in me because this project requires small rooms with various functions in a comparatively small-sized room.
When organizing such small rooms, the first thing I needed to do is to create an order. Not following the typical way which is to just hastily place the rooms on the same line, I placed them in a chaotic order. Order can organize space, but at the same time it can cause the space lose some space as well. Thinking of this, I realized placements of required function and scale put in disorderly manner can provide volume and mass.
Rooms with different angles and sizes placed in random manner gives the space protuding parts. The protruding parts create small space and volume. Once we got rid of aisle, we were able to create wide open space.
I was considering ways to connect disorder and randomness to users in a friendly manner. I did not want the graphics to decorate the space, but wanted them to be united with mass in order to connect users to space. We made numbers and alphabets with small dots and placed the graphics on volume in different sizes and locations. Various graphics are placed either in exaggerated or unassuming style and the graphics are not separated as decorations or frames. The graphics became space themselves and the graphics created new graphic space.
Just like the space that consists of small rooms, I wished re-organizing the numbers and alphabet dots would make every element in a room be precious and important. I wanted to naturally unify the space by respecting every little detail and putting attention to all of the elements so that nothing looks superficial and that every element functions well.
+ Project facts
Location : Cheonho-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea
Area : 112.4m2
Function and purpose : Dermatology Clinic
Materials : Polished Plaster, Painting, Exposed concrete floor finish, Wallpaper
Design time: April – May 2013
Date of completion? July 2013
Designer: Lim, Taehee
Design team: Limtaehee design studio (Park, Dongeun / Shin, Eunhye)
Construction company: Jo, Woogon
Photographs: Park, Youngchae
+ All images and drawings courtesy Limtaehee design studio, photo by Park, Youngchae