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Jaehee Shin on Space of Sincerity

18 August, 2021

I would like to mention the architect 김현진 Kim Hyunjin. A few years ago, she published an architectural essay called The Space of Sincerity 진심의 공간, which is written in Korean. As an architect, she works on a small number of  works, and as a writer, she made her name  by publishing texts on her Facebook page.

On completion of a the holiday house <혼신지집 Honsinzi House, she invited Hélène Binet to photograph it and then published a monograph on the work, sending it by mail freely to anyone who enquires. Through her friendship with Binet, a photo book The Intimacy of Making: Three Historic Sites in Korea was recently published.

I have attempted to translate the subtitles in The Space of Sincerity to bring to you some feelings about this architectural essay by Hyunjin:

 

문은 비대칭이다 the door is asymmetrical
느린 계단 slow stairs
창의 모순 contradiction of window
지붕의 사색 meditation of roof
물러난 대문 receding gate
책장과 독립심 bookshelf and mindset of independence
탁자의 초대 invitation of table
부엌의 고독 solitude in the kitchen
방과 죽음 room and death
우리에게 공간이 필요한 이유 Why we need room

책 속의 공간들 the spaces inside of books

Jaehee Shin on Space of Sincerity

I would like to mention the architect 김현진 Kim Hyunjin. A few years ago, she published an architectural essay called The Space of Sincerity 진심의 공간, which is written in Korean. As an architect, she works on a small number of  works, and as a writer, she made her name  by publishing texts on her […]