Founded by Thom Mayne in 1972, Morphosis has been pursuing a future-oriented design philosophy that explores the relationship between the built and natural environment, technology, and the human experience, both individual and communal. Their work spans a variety of project types and scales internationally.
Morphosis has always been interested in the intersection of art and architecture in 2022, the firm celebrated their 50th anniversary with the opening of two cultural projects: the Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, California, and the Seongsu Dong Gallery 55. CAPSULE 1 at Gallery 55 is a survey of the Morphosis design process, unveiled in Korea for the first time.
CAPSULE 1 consists of four parts, unfolding sequentially through the gallery’s lower and upper floors. Opening the exhibition are Thom Mayne’s abstract pieces from his series ‘Combinatorial Form’ which provide a conceptual entryway to Morphosis’ approach to design. The second part of the exhibition involves a series of project study models that showcase Morphosis’ essential design process and its expression. Expanding upon the study models, the third portion of the exhibit features the results of the detailed design process of major completed projects by Morphosis. The final part of the exhibition features digital projections that elaborate on the technological advancements and construction methods used for the 20 architectural projects.
Morphosis’ works created with digital technology are the visual result of their thoughts that stretch from an urban perspective and aesthetic approach. The exhibition to look into Morphosis’s challenge of reimagining the city runs from April 1 to June 18.