black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea

black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea

Jeju Gallery House reminisces traditional statue formations

 

Seoul-based Jeoh Architects constructs Jeju Gallery House in Geonip-dong, Korea, accommodating a cultural facility with an exhibition and residential area on top of the structure. Drawing from the region’s cultural heritage, the exterior displays a round shape in black color resembling Dongjabok millstone statues. The surface of the building is covered with small mosaic tiles made of basalt material, while the interior has a white background to highlight the exhibited artworks, which are mostly monochrome photographs. The gallery and residential spaces offer views of the Jeju seascape and mountain Halla beyond the white backgrounds, while the attic provides a view of the sky through a slanted skylight. The design arranges an open layout allowing for interaction between public and private sectors and providing a space for visitors to enjoy both cultural experiences and natural scenery.

black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea
all images by Jihun Bae

 

 

circulation system follows the building’s round form

 

The architectural team follows a design approach that creates harmony between the materials and plans of Dongjabok and the photographic art zone, providing a space for enjoying both natural scenery and cultural experiences. A lounge area that serves as a gathering and resting spot runs along the gallery’s facilities.

The route to the top residential area starts from the first-floor parking area, while the outer stair surrounding the building offers additional access points. The internal route also traces the form of the building, creating a continuous connection between the inside and outside. The residential unit consists of two floors, with the second floor serving as a guest house for visitors. The stairs leading up to the residential level provide a gradual transition from views of the sky to views of the sea, while the terrace overlooks the Jeju Sea and mountain Halla.

black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea
exterior view from Northwest

black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea
exterior view from Southeast

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black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea
5F terrace view

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black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea
2F Gallery Atrium

black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea
5F hall and ladder leading to the attic

black mosaic tiles coat the organic shape of cultural facility in korea
4F dining room and kitchen

 

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4F living room
4F living room
5F staircase overlooking the kitchen on the 4F
5F staircase overlooking the kitchen on the 4F
attic
attic
3F Gallery with white background
3F Gallery with white background
3F Gallery with white background
3F Gallery with white background

project info:

 

name: Jeju Gallery House
designer: Jeoh Architects | @jeoh.architects

location: Geonip-dong, Jeju, Korea

photography: Jihun Bae

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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