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Root Bench by Yong Ju Lee


1 Aug 2019
By Anna Marks
News

In Seoul, South Korea, an organically-shaped bench has been installed in Hangang Park.

 

Designed by Yong Ju Lee, ‘Root Bench’ is the reinterpretation of the winning proposal in Hangang Art Competition and provides a space for communal relaxation.

 

100-foot in diameter, Lee's sculpture mimics the roots of a tree and merges into the grass as though it has grown its way through the park.

 

Lee's Root Bench is made from pieces of woods which are attached to a metal frame (with concrete footing).

 

The benches are three different heights (for children and adults) and allow people to sit or lie down, creating a place for spatial connectivity. 

 

Root Bench is designed by a computer algorithm and blurs the line between the natural environment and man-made installation.

 

To view more of Lee's work, click here

 

 
 
 
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