Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Korea in World Expos... n°1 - Chicago 1893

In this year 2012, Korea is proud to organize for the second time an international expo, which opens its door in one month, May 12th!

After Taejon in 1993, it was to Yeosu to host this event in the beautiful coastal area of southern countries.

But history of Korea in Expos is much older. It begins in 1893, in Chicago.

I suggest you follow the realization of this reconstruction 3D project, which reflects well the great and rich history of Korea in World Expos.

Chicago 1893
The World Columbian Exposition.

World Expo 1893 Chicago

This expo 1893 celebrates the fourth centenary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
Located in Jackson Park on the shores of Lake Michigan, it received more than 27 million visitors from May to October 1893.

This World Expo is best known for his architectural achievements, the White City, and for its Ferris Wheel in the entertainment area of Midway Pleasance.

World Expo 1893 Chicago
The Ferris wheel, 264 feet high.

This Expo would allow Korea to promote its identity, to be heard in an international environment and create links with Western nations.

The Korean exhibition, between Colombia and Ecuador, was located in the largest palace, the Manufactures and Liberal Arts.

Expo 1893 Chicago - Palais des Manufactures et des Arts Libéraux
Palace of Manufactures and Liberal Arts.

The stand at the open structure is inspired by Korean construction. There are traditional clothing, military, guns, pipes, korean musical instruments, and a wide variety of household goods.

World Expo 1893 Chicago
First step of realization of the 3D structure of the Korea pavilion.

Korea at World Expo 1893 Chicago - 3d modeling
The photos of this korean pavilion at the Exposition of 1893 are very rare, so there are few sources of reference.

Korea at World Expo 1893 Chicago - 3d modeling
The pavilion is filled with objects presented, which were visible on some photographic reference.

The pavilion in the environment of the Palace of Manufactures and Liberal Arts. These elements are placed to serve as a credible background, this kind of photographic view would have been of considerable assistance.

Korea at World Expo 1893 Chicago - 3d modeling
3D modeling is completed, the next step is the texturing of the different elements.

Korea at World Expo 1893 Chicago - 3d modeling

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