25, Seoul, South Korea
Moran Museum of Art is seeking a folly within its outdoor garden that celebrates the idea of “peaceful dynamics”. Currently, Moran Museum’s outdoor garden provides an extroverted experience - visitors are free to meander and explore the various unique sculptural pieces distributed across the landscape. In contrast, 25 Rooms provides an introverted experience through a labyrinth of human scaled rooms. The field of rooms unfold relationships between interior and exterior, solid and void, natural and artificial, isolation and integration. The aggregation of volumes creates an inner world of reflection and contemplation within the serene setting of the Moran Museum.
From a distance, the folly appears like a sculptural object within the garden. The white walls form an object that has a twofold relationship with the natural context - its whiteness visually contrasts the surrounding greenery, yet at the same time subtly acts as a canvas for the trees to cast shadows on. Furthermore, the pristine whiteness of the walls are intended to naturally weather over time, allowing the folly to age and become a testimony of time.