As a part of the fourth Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, EAA curated an enigmatic object called ‘Le Lantern’ under the category of 'Cities Exhibition'.
At first glance from afar, Le Lantern stands as a neutral object with its luminous perforations upon the reflective black body. It neither gives information nor suggests any kind of interaction. One can only perceive its purity from a distance.
As slowly approaching, it reveals the essence of its skin. In each step, Le Lantern gradually shifts from being a sophisticated abstract object to being an informative instrument.
When one is close enough to perceive the incidental holes and the adorned visuals on perforations, it enlightens the astounding story of The Museum Hotel Antakya.
After 10 years of feverish work, the Antakya project breaks down some conventions and opens a debate on the philosophical, technical, and poetic questions about the relationships between above and below, architecture and archeology, private and public, past and future, local and global, historical and hightech.
Le Lantern can be visited at Seoul Dongdaemoon Design Plaza until the end of October 2021.
For more information, please see the official web page of Seoul Biennale.