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A Study on Kim Swoo-Geun's SPACE Group Building through the Phenomenological Body-Space of Merleau-Ponty
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A Study on Kim Swoo-Geun's SPACE Group Building through the Phenomenological Body-Space of Merleau-Ponty
Hyung, Hyung-Chir; Joh, Hahn;
According to Merleau-ponty, our body is defined as being-in-the-world. As our body is actively engaged with its surrounding environment, the body creates its own body-schema with daily habitual experiences. This body-schema synthesizes corporal senses and embodied consciousness, and creates own body-space suited to survive in a changing environment. This study intends to explore Kim Swoo-Geun's architecture with the body-space of Merleau-Pony. Through his early life in a maze-like neighborhood, study under such prominent Japanese modern architect as Kenzo Tange and Junzo Yoshimura, and the architectural journey with Korean art historian Choi Sun-Woo, Kim Swoo-geun's unique body-schema has been nurtured and the SPACE Headquarter is the embodiment of his body-schema. A traditional study space, a cozy open theater, a maze-like internal circulation, multi-sensory materials, and the sense of poetic depth, all tribute to the Kim Swoo-Geun's body-schema, which culminates in his concept of 'Ultimate Space' and 'Negativisim' as well.
Merleau-ponty;Phenomenology;Kim Swoo-Geun;SPACE Group Bldg.;Body Schema;Body-Space;Embodied Space;
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