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Grace Jooyei Lee

http://www.mi-u.org

366 DEVOE STREET, BROOKLYN, United States of America
Grace Jooyei Lee is an architect based in New York. Grace studied both Fine Art and Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Grace collaborated with globally recognized firms such as SO-IL and REX and led a several high-profile projects as a Project Architect & Manager for past 10 years, including CTF Museum in Hong Kong with SO-IL. Grace believes in the collective endeavors in interdisciplinary practice and makings based on the research where art and architecture can merge.

Introspective Architecture


Documenting studies of architectural process

Introspective Architecture


Documenting studies of architectural process
Research and making inspired by architectural process and construction site & materials.
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I believe my idea can provide a sense of delay, a pause for noticing overlooked parts of architectural practice and meaningfulness of process. Have you been surprised by a building that looks just like a rendering? The world now offers a level of technology and capital where everything seems possible, a boundary between representation and reality is blurry, fueled by the social media where experience is realized by an image rather than phenomenon. However, in most construction sites with limited budgets, 'things just happen' as in 'it goes wrong'. Ironically, it's when you finally step out of comfort zone and create the unexpected.My endeavor is in highlighting such process (chaos), as opposes to linear fabrications of ideas. My research of useless relics (Thomassons), construction materials and model-making; all commonly sorted as work-in-progress, covered or discarded, would offer a self-reflective exercise to discover potentials in our daily practices. (Refer to image captions)



'The model of a room in the room' : The installation explores the modes of representation and reality. A representation ( a 1/3 scale architectural model of a room ) is placed in the room. The unusual pairing blurs the boundary between what’s real and unreal, between architecture (idea) and space while generating a confusing sense of scale.

The model is quite large and highly detailed with light fixtures, outlets, sprinkler heads and j-boxs. Once viewers realized it's the model of the room they were located in, it became uneasy to tell what's real.

A study of accidental shapes in construction sites, in this case cut-outs of concrete slab.

A study of metal mesh, inspired by in-lay construction materials, in this case metal lath and shapes of construction waste.

A study of Thomasson, useless relic.

Introspective Architecture


Documenting studies of architectural process

Introspective Architecture


Documenting studies of architectural process
Research and making inspired by architectural process and construction site & materials.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

I believe my idea can provide a sense of delay, a pause for noticing overlooked parts of architectural practice and meaningfulness of process. Have you been surprised by a building that looks just like a rendering? The world now offers a level of technology and capital where everything seems possible, a boundary between representation and reality is blurry, fueled by the social media where experience is realized by an image rather than phenomenon. However, in most construction sites with limited budgets, 'things just happen' as in 'it goes wrong'. Ironically, it's when you finally step out of comfort zone and create the unexpected.My endeavor is in highlighting such process (chaos), as opposes to linear fabrications of ideas. My research of useless relics (Thomassons), construction materials and model-making; all commonly sorted as work-in-progress, covered or discarded, would offer a self-reflective exercise to discover potentials in our daily practices. (Refer to image captions)



'The model of a room in the room' : The installation explores the modes of representation and reality. A representation ( a 1/3 scale architectural model of a room ) is placed in the room. The unusual pairing blurs the boundary between what’s real and unreal, between architecture (idea) and space while generating a confusing sense of scale.

The model is quite large and highly detailed with light fixtures, outlets, sprinkler heads and j-boxs. Once viewers realized it's the model of the room they were located in, it became uneasy to tell what's real.

A study of accidental shapes in construction sites, in this case cut-outs of concrete slab.

A study of metal mesh, inspired by in-lay construction materials, in this case metal lath and shapes of construction waste.

A study of Thomasson, useless relic.


Idea by

Grace Jooyei Lee
366 DEVOE STREET
BROOKLYN
United States of America
Grace Jooyei Lee is an architect based in New York. Grace studied both Fine Art and Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Grace collaborated with globally recognized firms such as SO-IL and REX and led a several high-profile projects as a Project Architect & Manager for past 10 years, including CTF Museum in Hong Kong with SO-IL. Grace believes in the collective endeavors in interdisciplinary practice and makings based on the research where art and architecture can merge.