Nodeul Dream Island | Ether Ship

ALLEYS WITH SMALL HOUSES / BUKCHON STREET

Commercials and offices are located on the top of the roof and below the roof to offer an environment similar to the alleys with small houses such as Bukchon. Inside a big building complex, it is hard to have cozy and intimate feels. As an extension of Seoul’s urban environment, small houses located freely on and below roof enhance the quality of spaces and experiences.

Third Award | RTFSA 2016 Awards

Category: Cultural (Concept)

Participant  Name: Sung Goo Yang

Country: United States

Nodeul Dream Island (1)
Nodeul Dream Island (1)

INHABITABLE BRIDGE / PONTE VECCHIO

Neighborhood created on the top of the roof continues to the other side of the island. Area over the road naturally becomes inhabitable bridge similar to Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Drivers of cars running on the road acknowledge it and get interests to visit Nodeul island. Visitors on the bridge can enjoy unique scenery over the road and river.

Nodeul Dream Island (2)
Nodeul Dream Island (2)

GREEN LINKAGE / LONDON BRIDGE

Existing green surface on the island was disconnected by the road. Connecting these green surface with the bridge can enhance the quality of landscape and ecological environment. Green linkage of the bridge offers animals passage to the other side of island.

GRAND STAIRS / SPANISH STEPS

Grand stairs has been used many times in history to create public urban space. They are used to gather people and offer an environment to take rest and communicate with other people. Grand stairs are designed on the west side, at the center and east side also with ramp next to it to connect every corner of the site. Visitors can enjoy nature, gathering, encountering with people on this grand stair carpet.

Nodeul Dream Island (3)
Nodeul Dream Island (3)

PLATFORM OVER THE NATURE / TOP OF TYROL

One of the decent way of meeting pristine nature with artificial structure is upheaving structure over the nature. Roof design on the east side of the site where pristine forest is located is designed as a deep cantilevered platform to flow over the nature and to offer a wonderful chance of enjoying the whole natural scenery of the forest and birds’ singing.

Nodeul Dream Island (5)
Nodeul Dream Island (5)

GATE OVER TRAFFIC / OLD PAINTING OF NODEUL

At Chosun dynasty era, people created temporary bridge over the water and gates to walk over to the island. Bridges and ramp over the existing road creates ‘Gate’ of Gangnam and Gangbuk of the city. Everytime of passing this gate, citizen will acknowledge of the city and Nodeul island and it will induce them to visit this island.

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