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SUPER TEMPORAL SPACE

Buyeo, South Korea

For a long time, the concept of space has been interpreted under the boundary of three-dimensional space because point, line, plane, and volume are the dimensional components that we can only measure by human eyes. Yet, as we enter the era of big data, space requires high-dimensional profiles of people, places, and things. The complex pattern of urban morphology depends on the multiple layers of adaptation in an urban context. Therefore, this research rejects the conventional urban framework’s absolute geometries and utilizes diverse and ever-changing dimensions in extended reality (XR). The research understands time as the intrinsic geometry of multi-dimensional space. The study combines three-dimensional space with a single dimension of time to form a multi-dimensional manifold. In the four-dimensional space, the thesis asks how time can be materialized for space development and seeks out potential space of what the moving picture can be. Thus, the research tests the unified representation of time and space in extended reality (XR). By virtually projecting digital graphics onto a physical site, this research expands on the possibility of diverse perception without touching real-world properties. Thus, the site’s existing frameworks, which are challenged by temporary necessity, can sustain longer with the multiple layers of images. These superimposed images will present different forms, scales, and perspectives of space.

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Old Artifact - Korean Roof Tile

By exploring the old artifact unique pattern of perception this study not only understands the artist's unique perception toward the specific time and space but also re-materializes that uniqueness as a stepstone to create the future context. The investigation process asks what objects are present in a given space, what these objects were doing, and how they can be recreated in multi-dimensional space. As a first step, the study analyzes the collective work of SansuMunei Kiwa (Buyeo Traditional Roof Tile) to narrate heterogenous space dispositions from different times. Based on different colors, symbols, and layers of tiles, the unique pattern of Kiwa represents distinctive stories about the site. 

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Digital Archiving

Each tile captures the different ground, environment, and cultural data; thus, this uniqueness represents not generative but progressive language to include site-specificity. If we connect these different types of Kiwa in a continuous series of representation, this linked structure is identical to the moving pictures of spacetime. The combined layers of Kiwa present multi-dimensional forms and archive the past and present to build up future context. The research utilizes these heterogeneous layers of perception as a medium to establish multi-dimensional space. 

The research extends the physical duration of space and creates a unique digital existence. This study not only understands the artist's unique perception toward specific time and space but also re-materializes that uniqueness as a stepstone to create the future context.

As this research abstracts these patterns of Kiwa, the investigation process asks what objects are present in a given space, what these objects were doing, and how they can be recreated in multi-dimensional space. These abstracted patterns became a base model for digital relics. 

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Technological Reproduction

Walter Benjamin describes technological reproduction as opening a new scope for play, a new field of action. In permitting the reproduction to expand the dimension over physical boundaries, it revisualizes the original perception from different tactical stories. The research aims to repurpose these digitally reproduced images with different simulation tools. Like Humphrey Repton's objectional part of the view, this research believes that spaces can be recorded differently based on the user's subjective experiences, so my thesis expands his idea of witnessing change. This extended vision over the three-dimensional boundary archives not the images of the space but the scene and atmosphere of the space. The block 2d images are the representation of the current Buyeo place and the augmented images describing the Buyeo area 1000 years ago.

The study uses digital reproduction as a new toolkit to create four-dimensional space. The study tests out the mechanisms of superimposing multiple images from different times through digital reproduction. This digital reproduction includes mechanical perception such as slow motion, video, distortion, and superimposition will create unique digital perception outside of pictorial sense. This study rejects the objective purpose of perception but allows diverse technological reproduction to encompass the dynamics of subjectivity.

 

Site Research - Buyeo

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The project chose Buyeo as a research site because it suffered from the side effects of rapid development in Korea and exhibits the potential of digital approaches to space development. Buyeo is a possible site for revealing the hidden cultural legacy of Baek Je culture, the kingdom that ruled the land and the rest of modern-day Korea over a thousand years, from 18 BC to 475 AD. Buyeo of the Korean Peninsula is known for its rich history and drastic changes over the past 50 years. Buyeo is the center of Baek Je culture in the three kingdoms period, which laid the foundation of Korean culture and served as an epicenter of East Asian. 

However, thousands of years later, hasty attempts at development have left Buyeo outdated and underappreciated. Buyeo consists of an aging population, and 37 percent of the land remains underutilized. Even though the site has ongoing restoration projects in order to revitalize the city with multiple tourism programs, including those at the temple Neungsa, community village, and Sabisung Captial building, many of the spaces remains underutilized because most of the residents are displaced for the sake of restoration. In addition, restoration projects without consideration of local context have created conflict with locals within the cultural gentrification.

To address these issues, the research aims to project various forms of the space to multiple images from different times and spaces to restore the old cultural legacy upon the current urban typology. This superimposition between digital and physical space will reconcile conflicts arising from different uses and balance maintenance and renewal. The project goal is to create an immersive and interactive urban development by overlapping the different times, scales, and perception of space onto the existing site through extended reality technology. This new space development is expected to apply to any site where they are ready to utilize these methodologies. 

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Buyeo Cultural Market

Thus this extended vision over the three-dimensional boundary archives not the images of the space but the scene and atmosphere of the space. By using the extended reality technology, this research overlaps the current Buyeo cultural market context with 1000 years ago market area where was situated in front of the castle, and there is huge force across the marketplace.

Thus this technology allows us to explore an immersive program of eating, playing, and educating people in the marketplace. The old images of the marketplace are safely restored images without deconstructing the current typology, and through their phone screen each user is subjectively archiving the space based on their experiences. This research restores the 3 different typology of buildings from different time zones, and these building are touchable, movable, and changeable for an immersive experience. 

Superimposition

By virtually projecting various graphics onto a physical site through extended reality, this project transforms the space without touching real-world properties. The boundary between digital and physical areas becomes blurred, and the latent potential of hybridity will present a new sense of collaging spaces. This research allows sustainable superimposition in order to provide the site's audience with a more comprehensive range of subjective physical experiences without touching real-world properties.

The image from different times of space can be layered together to dematerialize the fixated perception of space. The space itself works as an untouchable white background that can reproduce any image.

The project seeks to challenge and extend the rigid structure of the physical boundary and create a transformative vision for future history. 

The process of archiving the history of imaginative products based on historians' subjective experience. More than a mere graphical projection, dimension sits at the confluence of subjective perception and objective extension field. Thus, the research aims to utilize these multiple layers subjectivities as tools to archive the heterogeneous space disposition and potentially visualize four- dimensional space in architecture and modern history. 

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Superimposition- Fouth Floor Pit

The Baek Je culture is simple/humble, but not shabby, and impressive/glamorous but not extravert. 

This earthenware pattern tile describes this quotation well. The combined atmosphere of people, landscape, and buildings are harmoniously presented to narrate the landscape quality of Baek Je culture. 

Therefore, my project aims to restore this ideal image on the Kiwa tile on fourth floor pit in Rudolph Hall. As I scanned the whole fourth floor pit through Matterport 3d scan system, the point of this space became the base model of my AR projection. It transcends the limitation of time and physical boundary in order present different scales of time and space.

Within this augmented image, the empty fourth floor pit became both archiving and exhibition program of the beauty of Baek Je culture. 

The process of archiving the history of imaginative products based on historian's subjective experience. More than a mere graphical projection, dimension sits at the confluence of subjective perception and objective extension field. Thus, the research aims to utilize these multiple layers subjectivities as tools to archive the heterogeneous space disposition and potentially visualize multi-dimensional space in architecture and modern history.   

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