Inspiration from Nature and Tradition

The architectural design process in projects by Leejae has been inspired by the vocabulary of ature and natural forms but  has resulted in an architecture that is divergent from nature and sometimes unnatural. Uninterested in a "formal equivalence" to natural vocabularies, Leejae instead seeks a "dynamic equivalence" when working nature into an architectural concept. Different environments create different humanistic interpretations of landscape and space; Leejae uses nature and environment to peel back the subjective influences of society-its politics, cultures, and religion-in an attempt to revert to basic human experiences. This allows Leejae  to explore the fundamentals of how nature, as distinct from human intervention, influences architecture.