Ahyoung Lee is a Diploma student in Mackintosh School of Architecture from GSA. In another degree, she earned a Bachelor of Architecture from KonKuk University in South Korea, where she had an experience to produce articles as a reporter of the Architectural Institute of Korea.
As a future architect, she is interested in the responsibility of architecture in a broad sight, which can influence not only the everyday life of humans but also our society. In her thought, the responsibility can be thinking of how to make user’s architectural experience rich to enhance their quality of life, and how we can deal with existing context or regionality for the social community.
This year, her thesis explores ambivalent water’s roles in the city, such as being constructive and deconstructive, to understand the relationship between them, and also following architectural response. Considering sustainability as an aim, re-designed waterway, as an anchor of the sites, is to capture, store, purify and reuse rainwater. This is for flooding remediation as well as transforming water’s environmental issue and economic utility into pleasure and indulgence for the public. The architectural intention will be focused on the integration of water treatment processes and public activities, which help people to engage in, experience, and celebrate it.