Blurring Boundary / UTAA

This building with the intriguing title on archdaily is essentially the security gate house at the University of Seoul’s main entrance. A 30min walk facilitated this discovery, but the trip was worth it. The archdaily article claims that:

“The university’s emblem was expressed on the walls and its floor, and made a continual connection between the floor pattern and a cut on the wall with yellow onyx and Macheon (marble) stone. This effect naturally causes drivers to slow down as they enter even without an entrance control bar being in place.”

It’s a nice concept and it does blur the boundary, but no amount of design will cause any Korean driver to slow down – not even a red traffic light.

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Find the building on A Flâneur’s Map.

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