Worlds Unseen

Lead DesignerBumjin Kim, Sophie Dulau
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

There are the elements in nature we encounter every day. Blades of grass, the branches of trees, the ripples of a pond, the petals of flowers. There is, however, another deeper universe that exists beneath; it’s harder to see, but no less crucial. This installation uses transparent columns as ethereal pedestals to showcase all the natural beauty that normally escapes our eyes, both above and below the surface. It is, in effect, a glimpse of nature in its most complete and holistic state, and a rarely afforded view of wonders undiscovered and worlds unseen.
Our hope is that «Worlds Unseen» will bring people closer to nature, and also to a more complete understanding of it. By displaying the natural world from both above and below, we hope to reveal its profound interconnected-ness, but also the rich totality of its beauty. A whole universe awaits just beneath the surface.


Trained academically and professionally as both an architect, designer and artist, Bumjin Kim has working experiences in the U.S., France, China and Korea and his works were exhibited in the U.S., Spain, and China. Bumjin has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in architecture from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. After work experience for a while in Seoul, he recently graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from MIT. Bumjin resides and works in the U.S., he seeks to discover various methods of architectural thinking, designing and making through creating exploration of public, user's perspectives.