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The weather is strong, it dominates jeju life, it is very windy quite often, and weather changes instantaneously. The basalt rocks are everywhere, demarcating fields, and individual houses. The orum, which is like a little hill, is everywhere, more than 350 of them in jeju island. It creates a scene. The island is sort of an exotica among Koreans, weather and vegetation reminds them of tropics. In the past, it was home for many exiles from the mainland. Time flows rather differently here. Weather is the ruler.

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The secretive life-style of the client is presumed and imagined by the architect. Thus the bunker like home trenched into the earth, with an atrium in the middle was the first plan. The horizontal slit like villa savoye cut the home in half, one submerged, the other floating. The unbearable lightness of the heavy being is an aspiration to be held hostage to the idea of anti-gravity.

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The humble low lying curved roof paid much homage to the traditional homes of jeju. Many times a well agreed upon scheme is dropped due to sudden mood changes of the well-off clients. This was another one of those cases.

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A rather showy and extravagant gesture was called upon to the mood changes of the client. The final form is a complete antithesis of the first design, therefore the effect is nullifying if you witness both of them simultaneously. The initial 1 storey home was dug up, and made to stand vertically. The dimension change brought about a very linear space stacked on top of each other, providing three storeys with an opening right in the middle of the 2nd floor.

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The erected houses now boasted much presence, but needed something more to give it a distinct character. Then the strong wind and rain started cracking the floors, and slowly three floored and rotating home came into existence. Too much wind gave nausea and anxiety. Something had to be done, thus the binding structures between the end points to other points.

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The rotation has brought multiple view points to the living spaces. It also gave birth to many large verandas where different outdoor functions could be accommodated. Finally the client’s wish is fulfilled, and the architect is also quite happy, because he has been to two extremities of spatial qualities and experiences.

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Architects : Moon Hoon Location : Jeju-si, South Korea Area : 206.0 m2 Project Year : 2017 Design Team : Kim jaekwan, Kim haeree, Park jeonguk, Song giwon, Tomasz Kisilewicz Structure : RC Client : JJ Site Area : 714m² Building Area : 133.48 m2 Gross floor area : 206.40 m2 Building scope : 3F Height : 11.05m Building to land ratio : 18.70% Floor area ratio : 28.90%

Moon Hoon

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Shadowed color - Bowl, Porcelain, Pigment, Marbling, Wheel throwing, 1280℃ Oxidation Firing, Polishing

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Shadowed Color - Bowl set, Porcelain, Pigment, Marbling, Wheel throwing, 1280℃ Oxidation Firing, Polishing

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Shadowed Color - red cylinder set, Porcelain, Pigment, Marbling, Wheel throwing, 1280℃ Oxidation Firing, Polishing

In Hwa Lee is just as interested in the history of porcelain as she is fascinated by the fact that porcelain tableware has always been considered beautiful objects of daily use. This young ceramist skillfully uses translucence, a result of thin vessel walls, for her elegant creations.

She also mixes her own clay and employs various techniques to obtain different degrees of translucence. By carefully removing layer by layer from the clay body while it is spinning on the potter’s wheel, she crafts vessels whose walls are sometimes a mere 1.5 mm thin. After glazing, the light shining through these extremely thin-walled vessels makes for intensely luminous colors.

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Shadowed Color - red cylinder set, Porcelain, Pigment, Marbling, Wheel throwing, 1280℃ Oxidation Firing, Polishing

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Series Shadowed Color Bowl, 2014. White porcelain, clay.

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Bowl Shadowed Color Yellow Cylinder. White porcelain,clay.

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Shadowed White Oil lamp, 2010

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Memories of Emotions, Porcelain, Wheel throwing, 1280℃ Reduction firing, Polishing, 2015

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Memories of Emotions, Porcelain, Wheel throwing, 1280℃ Reduction firing, Polishing, 2015

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Memories of Emotions, Porcelain, Wheel throwing, 1280℃ Reduction firing, Polishing, 2015

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Inhwa Lee’s porcelain sets draw from the appearance of traditional Korean ceramics, but place greater emphasis on the malleability and aesthetic possibilities presented by her material. Lee works with a blend of opaque and translucent clay and porcelain to create hand-thrown cylindrical vessels with a marbled appearance.

Once her clay is dry, she works the interior and exterior of each piece to render the walls so fine that light can pass through them. In creating delicate clay vessels that resemble marbled paper and appear to glow from within, Lee pushes her material to its limit and displays its inherent elegance.

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Galactic Bulge over Gemini Telescope . Mauna Kea Hawaii 2014 May 28

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Aurora Destination. Northwest Territories. Canada. February 2014

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Total Solar Eclipse. Second Contact. 2017.8.21. Shoshoni, WY. USA. Sony A9

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Aboard the Hurtigruten. Norway. Date: January 2013

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16. Mar. 2015 at Geomagnetic storm (G4-class), Kp-8.2. It is southern direction! NOT northern. Yellowknife. Canada.

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A Starry Night of Moab July 2014

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A Natural Night. Western Australia. July 2012

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Total Solar Eclipse. Fulldome format. 2017.8.21. Shoshoni, WY, USA.

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La Palma, Spain. 2017. May. Sony A7R2 + Samyang XP 14mm f/2.4

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Milky ways of La Palma. Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos. 2017. May.

'COSMOS ODYSSEY' is a time-lapse project for 5 years. Journeys for AstroPhotography from Equator to Polar Regions.

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Ochul Kwon Kilimanjaro

Kwon, O Chul, a landscape astrophotographer in Korea, is born in Seoul in 1974. He started night sky photography since 1992 and hold his first solo photo exhibition in 1996. He works as network engineer in day time and takes night sky images at every clear weekend nights. For his photography he uses several medium format and panorama format film cameras for large exhibition quality printing.

In his photography style, he looks for the harmony between celestial motion and star trails, ancient relics, and Korean beautiful landscapes. His major recent exhibition “Starry flow in night Sky” has been hold in Sejong Center of Seoul in 2007. Besides contributing images and articles to magazines, newspapers, and national school text books, his photography book Starry flow in night Sky (in Korean) is published in 2008.

Ochul Kwon







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