Photography by Yong Ju Lee Architecture
Yong Ju Lee Architecture have designed the Root Bench, a circular-shaped public art sculpture that also acts as a piece of public furniture in the Hangang Art Park in Seoul, South Korea.
The bench was designed to represent the appearance of a tree root spreading throughout the park.
Top photo by Kyungsub Shin | Bottom photo by Yong Ju Lee Architecture
The diameter of the ‘The Root’ is 98 feet (30m) and it creates a strong contrast to the background of spacious outdoor park. The furniture it creates with ‘the roots’ has three different heights, a small chair for children, and chair for adults, and a table.
Photography by Kyungsub Shin
The bench has a metal frame with concrete footings that support the overall form, while a wooden deck covers it. At night, lighting underneath the seating and tables creates an interesting effect, and allows the design to still be interacted with as it gets darker.