The Trace of Yin and Yang

in Gyeong-Bok Palace, South Korea

» objective
To investigate the architectural principles of Gyeongbok Royal Palace, which are based in yin and yang and the five elements theory. The palace is located in South Korea and was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897).


» approach
I designed a concept that shows the structural and mechanical aspect of the palace. I used dark green and orange colors found in Dan-chung, the traditional multi-colored paintwork, while hinting at the concept of yin and yang.