Architectualization of the world of dreams


Personal Info

Name: Iri Ha

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Institution / Company: studio KILLMEDARLING



-WINNER of Non Architecture Award 2022 Competition | Category: Aspatial & Virtual


The purpose of this work was to architectualize the abstract world of dreams. I have dreamed a lot when I slept and I could remember well. Sometimes in a dream, I would remember being here in another dream before. So, I thought there is a separate world in my head and then tried to architectualize the world and the architectural features of it.

As for the whole composition, I set the overall shape a big sphere. I thought the sphere doesn’t have beginning and end like a dream. In a dream, sometimes we suddenly move to another space. To visualize this feature of dreams, I set two points. The first one is that the sphere has several holes in it. Passing through the hole leads us to another place. And the second one is the parts of the world penetrate each other, which represents the change of scenes in a dream. 

The components of the dream world are based on impressive spatial memories and experiences. I reflected the components with some distortion. That’s because dreams distort reality somewhat and then show it to us. For example, it is to distort the space experienced indirectly in a movie by combining it with a similar space in the real world I experienced. 

It is just a scene of my dream world, which is still constantly changing.


Jury Comments

– AplusB

Dream spaces come together in a model that shapes the dynamics of psychic activity that takes place during sleep based on memories of experiences. The architectural solutions confront the visions of science fiction to move from one dimension to another through wormhole or to experience memories of emotions through the distortion of space and time.


– (ab)Normal

This proposal uses the topic of dream to “architecturalize” a collage of different architecture within the same micro-world. We found this intention very interesting and particularly successful in the representation. At the same time the whole exercise could have had the potential to be enriched with a more precise method of selection of the components.

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