Yoon Space Design has completed a gallery dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young, featuring mirrored walls that help camouflage the building against its countryside setting.
The Korean studio renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, a county in North Gyeongsang Province, to create the new gallery for Jung Gil-Young – an artist who specialises in figurative ceramics.
The main house accommodates the principal exhibition spaces, but the new mirror-clad extension was added on one side to offer a contemporary contrast.
Its form is made even more unusual by a staircase that branches out from one end.
“[We] applied unnatural mirror mass, which is contrary to nature, to bring the natural beauty of the surroundings to the building,” explained studio founder Seokmin Yoon, whose recent projects also include pebble-shaped seaside cabins.
“The contrast between the physical properties of this material, and nature reflected in the mirror, provides a unique space with an exquisite fusion,” he added.