30 minutes into thinking how to begin writing this piece and still struggling to come up with something, I think that’s the hardest part in the life of an introvert. We never know how to start a conversation and I feel that’s the reason it’s hard to start designing from scratch. But for the past 9 days it never felt the same, I believe that’s the magic of the dtour. When people who are equally passionate about architecture come together then conversations convert into D-talks.
I went on the flight with one simple motive to “Observe and Absorb”.
So now the question arises how does one summarizes this mammoth experience within a few words. Well at first the adrenalin gushed in and slowly the realization that it was the start of a new beginning sank in.
In terms of experiences there was a lot to be taken back home. From landing in Seoul and taking off from Osaka not once I felt like closing my eyes just because of the fear of missing out something important.
On one hand Seoul could be described as modern, fast paced, it almost felt like the city never wanted to sleep. If I had to choose one project that described Seoul then it has got be the Dongdaemun Design Plaza by Zaha Hadid. It is a perfect example of an urban insert. Just like the LED flowers the city came to life at night.