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Birds' Monastery

Birds' Monastery by IROJE
Photo by Yuni Choi

IROJE has designed the Birds' Monastery in Gunwi-gun, South Korea.

This small architecture project was originally designed for the Korean Demilitarized Zone installation art project and has been exhibited in several galleries across Asia.

"The opportunity to realise the design appeared when water was stored and flew across Sayuwon, a Korean arboretum where we designed its masterplan and several pavilions within," said IROJE.

Due to the change to the pond and stream, a new shelter was required for flocking birds with ecological diversity.

Bamboo, the main material of this monastery, blends well into the environment and one day, it's said to collapse and remain as just a memory in the landscape.

This project has been longlisted in the small project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: IROJE
Project: Birds' Monastery
Credits: Seung H-Sang

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