cheungvogl uses translucent walls to illuminate art collection in germany
cheungvogl uses translucent walls to illuminate art collection in germany cheungvogl uses translucent walls to illuminate art collection in germany
dec 29, 2015

cheungvogl uses translucent walls to illuminate art collection in germany

cheungvogl uses translucent walls to illuminate art collection in germany
(above) the building hovers over the undulating, slightly sloping landscape
all images courtesy of cheungvogl




hong kong-based studio cheungvogl has designed ‘taghaus’, a dwelling built around an art collection, that is able to accommodate and exhibit the selection of sculptures in daylight settings. the building concept is based on the requirements for indoor and outdoor qualities, while excluding the disadvantages that they both can have. ‘taghaus’ is a hybrid of sculpture garden and exhibition space and is located in dusseldorf, germany.

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the semi-transparent façade




the translucent envelope of the building allows for natural light to change the perception of the three dimensional art during the course of the day, while avoiding glare. semi-transparent walls of varying opacities continue to define the doorless interior spaces, creating gently defined rooms for singular pieces and ensembles. the soft boundaries between inside and outside allow for contemplation with a sense of continuity. the site is only moderately modeled to accommodate the access to the building. its main portion hovers over the undulating, slightly sloping landscape.


the private collection will move into the new exhibition space in spring 2016.

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the context merges with the inside

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a sense of continuity and context between the inside and outside

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natural light fills the space 

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the soft layering of internal walls

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the change of the daylight in the course is evident throughout the building

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the rooms are gently defined by the semi-transparent separations

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the reflective floor strengthens the impact of daylight

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the continuum of exhibition spaces



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