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Park Adhocracy by L’EAU DESIGN


Architect: Dongjin Kim (Hongik University), L’EAU DESIGN

Design team: Jang Yeongjae, Lee Ye-rim, Ikhyeon Joo, Jihye Yoon, Hong Jong Hwa, Jeongyeol Kwon

Location: 2148-21 Baekjemunhwa-ro, Gonju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of korea

Program: Research

Site area: 2,6430§³

Building area: 5,200.39§³

Gross floor: area 9,722.16§³

Building scope: B2, 4F

Structure: Reinforced concrete

Exterior finish: Sheet tile, Exposed concrete, White brick

Construction: Ravley, Inc.

Structural engineer: SDM

Mechanical/Electrical engineer: Hana Consulting Engineers Co., LTD.

Supervisor: L’EAU DESIGN

Photographer: Jaeyoun Kim

About Kim Dong Jin 

Architect D.P.L.G.

President of L’EAU DESIGN Co., Ltd. Laboratory of Environment Architecture Urbanism

Professor of the Graduate School of Architectural engineering Hong-ik University

[email protected]

Kim dong-jin studies architecture in Hongik, Seoul, and in Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, becoming an Architect DPLG. He has worked at SAC (Seoul Architects Consultants) INTERNATIONAL, LTD. in Seoul. He is the President of L’EAU DESIGN Co., Ltd. Laboratory of Environment Architecture Urbanism, and is a professor of Hongik University.

His major works include “Bati-ㄹ“, ”Scarlet Terre house”, “Ohryu High School Renovation”, “Iridescent cloud”, “RSM Design Studio-Official Space”, “Newyork Gana Gallery” and etc. He has received Seoul Metropolitan Government Architecture Awards in 2007, Korea, Awards of the Korean Institute of Architects in 2008, 1st Young Architect Awards in 2008.

Park Adhocracy is a proposal for a new office creation. Adhocracy, unlike a traditional bureaucracy, is an innovative organizational structure that is flexible and arbitrarily adapts to an organization in line with the flexible organization system that is part of the pliable and multiple relationships of modern society. We propose a new office that creates autonomous relationships through multiple locations by the active selection, escaping from the confining space of the existing office.

Offi-Ludens puts the regression of Homo-Ludens, humans having fun, into the workspace. The adhocracy relationship creates entertaining office spaces for members where unpredictable and heterogeneous elements coexist in various forms to naturally induce dynamic working methods. Through this, the boundary between work and life is broken so that active people create places for themselves.

A self-generated relationship in a bounded box of secret stories in a modern city that does not have various connections and forms an exclusive urban environment by establishing a flexible auto-poiesis system has been constantly created. We hope that it will play a complex role in the city as a multiplicity in which new worlds coexist.

01.Offi-Ludens, a Flexible Boundary between Work and Life

Homo-Ludens means humans having fun and this term is from a book by Johan Huizinga published in 1938. By blurring the distinction between work and play, gives creativity to office spaces and forms a flexible boundary between work and life, creating a sustainable working environment in everyday life.

02. Absolute Space vs Space for a Flexible Relationship

In the frame of ¡°absolute space¡± that can accommodate various functions, we propose a multiversal placing that can respond to an internal multilateral program. Offices operated with a hoteling system without regular seats can enable a new ¡°office organization ecosystem¡± through dynamic communication and collaboration between departments and employees. In addition, by flexibly responding to diversified programs and unexpected activities, random relationships between members are created naturally.

03. Normadic Platform _Self-Curating Place

A Nomadic Platform provides a nomadic work environment for a modern fluid and relational office. It awaits spontaneous action among the nomadically scattered static and dynamic spaces and forms a ¡°reserve space¡± that coordinates movement and pauses. In situations where extraordinary chances are possible, users make their own daily lives by choosing their own place (Self-Curating Place).

04. Parallax Effect

Criss-Crossing through Multiple Parallax: Inside

In the internal workspace where accidental non-routine encounters occur, viewpoints from multiple layers intersect based on void space, and the parallax effect that perceives and moves differently depending on these viewpoints emerges.

Multilayered Relationships with the Natural Environment: Outside

The effect filters the external nature differently to form a singular atmosphere for each floor.

2nd floor: Through the front curtain wall glass window, the surrounding nature outside is internalized.

3rd floor: Between solid facades, the terrace and courtyards are partially open to flow to the exterior landscape.

4th floor: The outside terrace is laid out with the skyline in the distance and the roof garden opened to the sky, which internalizes the office environment.

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