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Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han

June 24, 2011

With the Situationist Drawing Device Ji Soo Han developed a architecture project 'Scrap Metal Refinery'

The device provided the initial reading of the site and was conceived as a concept model for the ideas that I developed for the Scrap Metal Refinery.

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
Building project: In the last 50 years, Dunkirk has noticeably been divided into two sides - residential and industrial. The local council have pushed all the industry out of the residential area, creating a clear boundary division over the railway. The proposal aims to mediate the two separate sides of Dunkirk. It is an art studio run by two artists who collaborate with both residential and industrial community. The artists work closely with the automobile repair center and Dunkirk's residence to produce art work. Cars are dismantled and elements are extracted for resale or recycled for the metal workshop. Artists working with Dunkirk's residence use recycled car parts to create art work displayed on the residential side. Unused metal at the workshop is then sent to the local scrap yard. The project offers new opportunities for the residential community to be involved in the creative process of metal works.

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
Geometric abstraction drawing

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
Plan

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
North facade                                                                            South facade

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
View from Residential                                                         View from Industrial

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
View from outdoor exhibition space

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
South facade view

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
Internal sectional perspective

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
Long section

Scrap Metal Refinery by Ji Soo Han
Structural axonometric

 

Description:
The Geometric Abstraction Drawing demonstrates the characteristics of the site context, expressing architecturally through the devices’ notation and tectonics of both residential and industrial conditions. Fragments of geometries from both sides combine to construct an abstract composition of architectural space.

Situated on the boundary and extending into both sides, the intervention creates a point of connection through the insertion of a Scrap Metal Refinery, an art studio run by two artists who collaborate with both residential and industrial community. The artists work closely with the automobile repair center and Dunkirk’s residence to produce art work. Cars are dismantled and elements are extracted for resale or recycled for the metal workshop. Artists working with Dunkirk’s residence use recycled car parts to create art work, displayed on the residential side. Unused metal at the workshop is then sent to the local scrap yard.

The proposal aims to mediate the two disconnected sides of Dunkirk through creating new opportunities for the residential community to be involved in the creative process of metal works.

 

Semester Design
Architecture student:
  Ji Soo Han
University: University of Nottingham, UK
Professor:  James Alexander and Dr. Jonathan Hale
Semester:  2. semester, year 5 (2011)
Category:  experiment design

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Blog - Jisoohan.wordpress.com

submitted on 2011.06.19

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