Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the Hanji House is a site-specific commissioned pavilion made in dialogue with the exhibition Chun Kwang Young: Times Reimagined – that features 40 large-scale mulberry-paper reliefs, sculptures, and installations created by the Korean artist Chun Kwang Young, at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac, in Venice.
The project is inspired by the playful and at the same time meditative act of folding paper in an infinite number of ways.
The shape is reminiscent of the ancient East Asian practices of origami and tangram, as well as traditional Korean and Japanese houses, based on simple geometric modularity.
In this case, the object consists of a combination of volumes: four pyramids on top of a parallelepiped define a planar surface in the shape of a regular rhombus in the center.
From the outside, the envelope gives the Hanji House the appearance of a precious and at the same time original object, a beacon to illuminate both the splendid Renaissance architecture in which it is located and the works of art that surround it.
Inside the Hanji House, a real-time interactive art installation was developed by media artist Calvin J. Lee.
Lee transformed the triangular Hanji packages created by artist Chun Kwan Young into virtual form.
The tranquil setting inside Hanji House provides an immersive space for visitors to relax and explore Chun’s works.
Project: Hanji House Pavilion
Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
Lead Architect: Stefano Boeri
Artist: Chun Kwan Young
Media Artist: Calvin J. Lee