Nam June Paik Musuem is a study of the conflation of the orthographic drawing conventions of plan and elevation though descriptive geometry. Complex three dimensional figures are created from the intersection of prismatic forms derived from manipulated profiles extruded horizontally and vertically. The simplicity of the base profiles is juxtaposed against the complex and varied three-dimensional spatial arrangement derived from this projective operation.
In designing this monographic museum for Nam June Paik, it was necessary to consider the varied nature of his work as it has developed throughout the years as well as grasp specific thematic influences within the oeuvre. We chose to focus upon aspects of Paik’s work that deal with issues of composition and orientation with the understanding that Paik took what was familiar and made it unfamiliar through simple yet profound reorientations.