Kiwa Series by Chulan Kwak

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“In Korea there are a lot of Hanok, Korean Traditional House, being torn down everyday. The roof tiles for these houses, called Kiwa, often get damaged while the house is being torn down so they usually get discarded.

This project is about offering a new life to these discarded materials.

The Kiwa, roof tiles, have a different colour and texture depending on the kind of mud, the baking temperature and age. I’ve sliced the tiles into pieces and put the pieces of these different tiles together so that a contemporary functional object, with traditional Korean aesthetics, is created.

In humid conditions the colours will become more vivid because of the unique material characteristics of Kiwa.” chulankwak.com

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