steven holl: daeyang gallery and house
steven holl: daeyang gallery and house steven holl: daeyang gallery and house
may 21, 2012
steven holl: daeyang gallery and house

‘daeyang gallery and house’ by steven holl architects, seoul, korea
image © iwan baan
all images courtesy of steven holl architects

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.

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

entry corridor
image © inho lee – Erae

pavilions wrapped around a central pool of water
image © iwan baan

detail of the patinated copper rain screen panels
image © inho lee – Erae

image © inho lee – Erae

exposed concrete forms garden corridors
image © inho lee – Erae

image © iwan baan

(left) linear skylights are placed at intervals along the corridors
(right) internal corridors lined with red and charcoal stained wood
images © inho lee – Erae

white plaster walls and granite floors within the sub-grade gallery
image © iwan baan







watercolor of the gallery

diagram by composer istvan anhalt

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 0
A. residence
B. event space
C. reception

1. master bedroom
2. library / bedroom
3. living
4. dining
5. meeting room
6. kitchen
7. dressing room
8. terrace
9. service kitchen

floor plan / level -1

section A-A

section B-B

section C-C





project info:

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, marcus  carter, 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

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