New York-based firm Steven Holl Architects has completed the 'Daeyang Gallery and House', a residence situated in the Kangbuk area of the city at the base of picturesque hills in Seoul, Korea. The dwelling and event space within three pavilions are linked with a pool,separating the internal programmatic spaces. An entry structure with reception leads to a separated dwelling and multifunctional space which rise above above the plane of the water's surface, while the gallery is set below grade. As visitors descend staircases into the exhibition area, views are framed through the windows to opposing pavilions across the central pond.
Geometries are derived from the 1967 sketch of a musical score from 'Symphony of Modules' by composer Istvan Anhalt.
Spaces remain 'silent' until they are activated by the natural light which streams through 55 linear skylights. Five strips of
clear glass bend the sunlight into inner spaces, allowing seasonal and daytime sun angles to change the experience. Dappled light reflects upon the white granite floors and plaster walls of the basement display. Rooms are consistently formed in proportion to the series of 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55.
program: residential and art gallery
project type: direct commission
structural system: RC structural wall and steel
major materials: exposed concrete and copper panel
site area: 5774f/1760m
floor area (square): 10703sf/995sm
client: daeyang shipping co. ltd.
architect: steven holl architects
design architect: steven holl
associate in charge: jongseo lee
project advisor: annette goderbauer, chris mcvoy
project team: francesco bartolozzi, marcuscarter, nick gelpi, jackie luk, fiorenza matteoni, rashid satti, dimitra tsachrelia
local architect: E.rae architects - inho lee, minhee chung, hyoungil kim
structural engineer: SQ engineering
mechanical engineer: buksung hvac+r engineering
lighting consultant: l'observatoire international
general contractor: jehyo