Work Produced: 28/8/22 ~ 30/8/22

Collaborated with Yongjun Choi, Natalia Kogia, Thaisriharach, Poomrapee

IFLA World Congress 2022
*1st Prize Awarded*

Folly refers to architecture that plays a decorative role after losing its original function. Gwangju Folly refers to architecture that contributes to urban regeneration, playing decorative and functional roles in public space.

What if we reimagine the current Gwangju Folly in a new city, different from the existing one?

Folly I – Open Wall Project

Located in Talad Noi, Bangkok, where lively activities are going on during design festival week. The Open Wall folly attempts to redesign and integrate light(previous folly function) and planter(new function) into one device.

The new folly is located in three different locations; the entrance, the alleyway, and the plaza. The redesigned folly has five key aspects of resolving the current issues in Bangkok: creating an artificial green area to bring natural sound and visual acoustics; a flexible vertical movement of the planter to create an interesting landscape; highlighting the existing artworks through light beneath; the planter acting as a noise buffer to the upper residential people, and creating a shade under the planter to cool the urban surface temperature. As the new folly relocates to another region, the folly can highlight the locality and significance of the place by planting local vegetation.

Original Gwangju Folly (Open Wall)
Team Site Visit
Working Process
Sponsored by Nava Polman-Gerson Foundation

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