Look At What Happens When An Old, Rusty Shipyard Is Turned Into A Building With Plants

A corroded ship was turned into a stunning art project to explore the beauty that can be found in old objects.

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Though art tends to be subjective, one thing most people can agree on is that this old, rusty ship turned into a shimmering building brimming with plants is spectacular-looking. The corroded ship was renovated by South Korea-based Shinslab Architecture and is located at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) in Seoul.

According to Dezeen, this project is the winning pavilion selected by the 2016 Seoul Young Architects Program (YAP).

“Temp’L” was turned upside to explore the beauty that can be found in seemingly outdated objects. Shinslab Architecture explains:

“Temp’L is designed from recycled steel parts from an old ship. It shows not only a beauty of structure, but it has also a recycling purpose…It provokes thought about beauty in our time, coming from a recent past.”

The first step in creating the appealing building was to saw off a section of a hull from a rusty ship and place it upside down. Designers purposefully left the exterior corroded and painted the interior white. A balcony, a spiral staircase, and trees were then added to transform a cold interior into an inviting, calming space.

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Shinslab Architecture wrote in its description of the project:

“Any great cultural vestiges can lose their function. In the same way, a material can also lose its original value over time. The fact that the destiny of cultural relics is to be dismantled, should make us reflect upon what we need to consider for future generations.”

Following are some photos of the captivating creation: 

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

Credit: Shinslab Architecture

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1, along with MMCA, are responsible for putting on the Young Architects Program in Seoul, Korea. Learn more by clicking here

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