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Site + Desire Louverwall is for a couple with five cats. The husband is a music enthusiast who manages the cafe where he enjoys music, coffee, and beautiful space. He wants the café space to be vertical, transparent, and dynamic. They need a small residence on the 2nd and 3rd floors consisted of a bedroom, a living room and a small kitchen. The site is located in the newly developed mixed-use building district in Paju. The plot is surrounded by other buildings on its three sides; it is only open toward due west. Thus, the main challenge of the project is to come up with the west façade that is energy efficient and transparent.

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Mass + Light The goal is to have soft daylight in the café space, as it is facing due west. We have decided to limit the direct light of the west and bring in the light from the south. As the south side is blocked by another building, we can only have clerestory. The clerestory of the south side continues to the west creating the curtainwall facade. Inside the envelope, the two massive curved walls are formed to bring in natural daylight deep into the ground floor year round. The light that changes every minute touches the interior surfaces. Every movement of the clouds, the sun, as well as the changes of season is recorded on the walls.

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Louver + Curtainwall The curtainwall façade is combined with the louvers for the building performance. The louvers are designed to block the summer sun, and to bring in the heat of the winter sun. The aluminum louvers cover the entire curtainwall, creating a sense of solidity. The louver design is done using PLDS (Parametric Louver Design System) which is an algorithm that finds the best performing louver form for the given surface. It finds the optimized set of formal parameters for the given glazed surface; angle of rotation, spacing, projection length, and inclination. The optimized louvers do not just block direct sunlight. It calculates how much summer sun is blocked and how much winter sun can pass through. Therefore, the curtain wall does not create extra heating and cooling load to the building, but offers glazed façade with soft daylight. The structure, curtain wall, and louvers have all worked out together as one’s change affects the others. The final design came out as a synergetic process between the creativity of the designers and the analysis of the system.

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*PLDS (Parametric Louver Design System) is an algorithm that runs in Rhinoceros 3D as a grasshopper file. A team of Seoul National University’s researchers led by professor Choi, Jaepil has developed the algorithm funded by the Ministry of Land, Transport, and Maritime Affairs of the Korean government.

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Performance + Experience The light pours in between the two curved walls, emphasizing the verticality of the space. As one walks up the stairs to reach the rest space, one can experience the utmost play of light and shadow, and the verticality. The shadow of louvers create rhythmical pattern on the curved surfaces; the pattern continuously changes as the light changes. This visual play of light and shadow becomes even more dynamic as it meets the rhythm of music. The music floats in the space, and the play of light continues.

Architects : AND Location : Paju-si, South Korea Architect in Charge : Euiyeob Jeong, Taekyoung Lee Area : 188.0 sqm Project Year : 2016 Photographs : Kyungsub Shin Manufacturers : Dongwha, Terra coat

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Dot Watch, Braille is beautiful. The first moving braille smartwatch for the visually impaired. A powerful and cohesive look. Art direction, product design, branding, envision, packaging, web, app, exhibition and photography for Dot Inc. by cloudandco.

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Braille characters are expressed by the four cells built on the display. These cells are interactive. Touch the bottom left and right portions of the cell, and the touch sensors will respond to your gestures.

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285 million vision-impaired communities in the world. 95% of blind people give up learning braille. Only 1% of books are offered in braille. $2,000-$13,000 Price of outdated braille technology.

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Floating Lighting, credit : Mihoya x YeongKyu YOO, Japan creative Developer - Jin Kuramoto, Assist designer - YoungDuck Song

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O-Fan, latest USB powered mini fan, is the spearhead of our minimalistic design discipline. It sits freely on a saddle crafted to accommodate any desired wind direction and, O-Fan’s frame and the embossed saddle create a pin point wind channel, to maximize its cooling efficiency. Out runner motor keeps the fan very quiet even after a long hours of operation. O-Fan, gives your lifestyle a definite plus with the cool breeze, in a brilliant design.

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pium smart diffuser, A pure monolith l pium smart diffuser provides personalized scents intelligently blended based on user’s behavior and location. pium smart diffuser pairs with a smartphone to enable connected scent services such as location-based scent control, activity-oriented scent recommendation, and environment-optimized diffusing control.

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World Clock, The 11+ World Clock reinterprets the traditional functionality of the clock by creating a unique and playful interaction between the user and the design. Although the face of the World Clock may not seem out of the ordinary, its cylindrical body allows it to display 24 different time zones via a clever rolling mechanism. Independently working hands allow the clock to be quickly rolled back to any of its 24 time zones, while immediately transitioning back to the local time. The World Clock comes with 3 color variations; Modern Gray, Midnight Blue, and Orange passion. ]

YEONGKYU YOO, the founder, is the creative director of cloudandco and he has more than 17 years experiences prior to opening cloudandco. He was the former creative director of iriver and before that he worked at NIKE WHQ, Samsung - accomplishing great success through his design experiences in product design, UI(user interface), packaging, branding and CMF(Color/Meterial/Finish). His work has been featured in Wallpaper Magazine, The New York Times magazine and has participated in many global campaigns such as MUJI's Enjoy! ( ) Energy project as well as Japan Creative + Elle Decor's Simple Vision project.

Awards IF Design Award Unit Style UI, Gold, Germany, 2011/IF Design Award Domino product design, Gold, Germany, 2011/IF Design Award Story product design, Gold, Germany, 2010/Red Dot Design Award,Germany/d&AD, the UK/Good Design Award, Japan/IDEA Silver Award, the U.S.

Exhibition 2015 Preparation at Hewitt national design museum – New York, 2014 Asia talent Bangkok, 2013 Japan creative "simple vistion" Milan, Tokyo, 2012 Muji Enjoy!( ) Energy Tokyo, 2006 Less than nothing – New York (Material Connection)


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Perfect Home Artworks displayed in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.

Do Ho Suh draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity. His work explores the relation between individuality, collectivity and anonymity.

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Staircase IV, 2004 , translucent nylon, dimensions variable

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Reflection, 2004, nylon and stainless steel tube, dimensions variable

In exquisitely made works, Do Ho Suh explores contemporary arrangements of space and the unstable boundaries of its categorisation along lines of individuality and collectivity, physicality and immateriality, mobility and fixity. Influenced by his peripatetic existence – leaving his native South Korea to study and live in the United States, he has more recently moved between New York, Seoul and London – an enduring theme of the artist's practice is the connection between the individual and the group across global cultures.

The multiplicity of individuality is tested through meditative processes of repetition: whether interlinked along a lattice of fishing nets, amassed into monumental tornado-like forms, absent from ranks of empty uniforms, or present in every yearbook photo taken at the artist's high school over 60 years, the artist uses the reproduced human figure to explore sensitively, and with spectacular formal effect, the ways in which personal space inherently extends into the collective sphere.

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Installation View, Do Ho Suh, Home Within Home, 12 November 2013 – 11 May 2014, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

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Seoul Home/Seoul Home/Kanazawa Home, 2012, Silk, metal armature, 1457 x 717 x 391 cm

Influenced by his peripatetic existence, an enduring theme of the artist’s practice is the connection between the individual and the group across global cultures.

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Boiler Room: London Studio, 2015, Polyester fabric and stainless steel tubes, 217.2 x 155.7 x 185.2 cm

Constructed much like items of clothing, Suh's portable modules of space were designed to be packed in his suitcase as he travelled between continents, the artist's own personal peripatetic history bleeding into the universalised nomadism of a globalised world. Transitory, connecting spaces – corridors, staircases, bridges, gateways – feature often in the artist's drawings and sculptural installations: rather than borders,

Suh is fascinated with the linking spaces through which the body travels between cultures. In this international era, the house is a protective mantle transformed by its arrivals in different contexts: in different works, homes from different stages of the artist's life nest one inside the other in differently coloured swathes of fabric, or come dramatically into collision in painstakingly constructed models.

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Specimen Series: Radiator, Apartment A, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2013. Polyester fabric, stainless steel wire, and display case with LED lighting. Edition of 3. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

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Specimen Series: Refrigerator, Unit 2, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2015, Polyester fabric, stainless steel wire, and display case with LED lighting, 220.3 x 116.8 x 120.5 cm

This coexistence, which belies simplistic conceptions of cultural authenticity, is further investigated in Suh's large-scale public interventions in cities. With a mobile hotel, parked daily in the neglected gaps of urban fabric, and compact dwellings perched incongruously on existing tower blocks or sandwiched precariously between two neighbouring buildings as if having landed haphazardly after a long journey, the artist considers notions of organisation, proximity and belonging in a networked world.

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Installation view, Do Ho Suh, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, 2013–2014. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photograph by

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Installation view, Do Ho Suh: Passage/s, Victoria Miro, 1 Febuary - 18 March 2017 (photography: Thierry Bal).

Passage/s introduced a new process, in which Suh’s signature architectural pieces are compressed into large-scale two-dimensional ‘drawings’.

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Home Within Home – Prototype, 2009-2011

Born in 1962 in South Korea, Do Ho Suh received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in sculpture from Yale University. He currently lives and works in London. Suh represented Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001, and has staged numerous recent international solo exhibitions and site-specific projects at institutional venues including the Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati (2016); MOCA Cleveland (2015 - 2016), travelling to MCA San Diego (2016); The Contemporary Austin, Texas (2014); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2013); 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2012 - 2013 and 2005); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2012); University of San Diego, California (2012); Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2012); Seattle Art Museum, Washington (2011 and 2003) and Tate Modern, London (2011). The artist has participated in the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2012), 12th Venice Architecture Biennale (2010), and 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010). The first survey exhibition of Do Ho Suh's work in Europe was presented at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 2002.

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