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Ray Smith: Hanok Box

Hanok Box

Ray Smith

Laser Cut Wood

I like to say I have three main interests: art, technology, and Korean studies. So when I was challenged to create an "Unboxy Box" in one of my classes, I thought that I would try to combine all three, the result being this Hanok Box. I started by designing my box digitally on my computer, modeling it off of the traditional “Hanok” style of Korean architecture. I then used a laser cutter to cut out the various parts of the box before fitting them together like a 3D puzzle. Subsequently, I added paper to the inside of the box to give it a greater likeness to the architectural style as well as to enclose the interior of the box. This use of paper also gave me the ability to add lights to the inside of the box allowing it to double as a light feature.