localisation: Seoul, South Korea
professors: Hyun Su + Park Jean Taek
Hannam Village is an old residential area for families of US military in central Seoul. Located in an old neighborhood (Itaewon), surrounded by a long wall, we were therefore asked to consider a proposal for the site through a video and then with a project. The idea of New Dimension was to explore ambiguous situations and forgotten places in the alleys of Itaewon and transcribe these visual breakdowns into the site. Replace the sense of sight at the same level as the other senses. And thus make disappear notions of boundaries by creating an area fills by volumes more or less open and providing opportunities for ownership. Every inhabitant comes invest these spaces and recreate a new layer of memory in this place partly traumatized by the US military passage.
Louis Mounis is an architect who has studied at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris since 2011. He had the opportunity to spend 6 months in Seoul at the Korean National University of Arts and has worked on projects based in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany. He just pass his diploma in October 2016 with Deniz Başman under the direction of Cédric Libert, Sébastien Chabbert, Reza Azard and Doris Von Drathen. They have explored the habitat memory around the Mediterranean sea.
He develops its projects through a sensitive approach to the territory; reporting this large scale through the memory of places and habitat conditions. During his studies, since 2014 he edited in collaboration with Morgan Lacroix a magazine distributed in different countries, BON ESPRIT magazine, dedicated to artistic practice through new generations.
During his professional experience he was able to work on various scales from social housing to set design while learning the rigor and precision needed to carry out a project.
2017 project chief assistant at Ateliers Jean Nouvel
2016 architecture diploma with the project: "Mare Nostrum"
2016 Jean-Benoît Vétillard architect - 8 months internship
work on scenography, office development and international competition
2015 Korean National University of Art - 6 months
2014 professor assistant of Cedric Libert - 6 months
2014 Bon Esprit magazine - creation with Morgan Lacroix
2014 METRA + associés - 2 months internship
work on social housing and urban planing
2013 InAD - free lance agency with Jean-Christophe Petillault
2013 François Fontès - 2 months internship
work on models and development of a sport center
2012 Société Métallurgique Gargini - 2 months internship
cutting and implementation of metal pieces