We love the way the pottery-making process is connected to the natural world. East Fork Pottery, for example, looks incredible when it’s firing in the woods of North Carolina. Architects Yoon Space Design seem to be tapping into the same aesthetic with their work for the Jung Gil-Young Gallery in South Korea. The gallery of a potter, the Jung Gil-Young Gallery literally reflects the natural world. The building uses mirrors to fit seamlessly, almost stealthily into the trees that surround it.
Yoon Space Design told ArchDaily:
The gallery of potter Jung Gliyoung is opened in Cheongdo, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The designer rather applied unnatural mirror mass which is contrary to nature to bring the natural beauty of the surrounding to the building, and the contrast of the physical properties of these materials and nature reflected in the mirror provide a unique space with exquisite fusion. Through angles the exterior of the building presents a totally different landscape according to the direction even though it is the same space rather than being a mass. The interior space which reflects the personality and characteristic of the potter harmonizes with dense trees by finishing everywhere in glass, and the individuality of the gallery is expressed with painting in reversed colors.
Also in the main gallery building which can be accessed through the passageway on the ground floor, the sense of space is maximized as floors and ceilings are finished with glass. In this space, three tables at different height and shelves connecting inside and outside balance stuffy feeling of a small area. In particular, the red stairs presents mysterious and intense atmosphere at night like the light coming down from the spaceship, and the table that seems like floating in the air and works of the artist which can be seen upon entering into the interior through this bring another dreamy feeling. The space composed of mirror and window on one side of wall forms various spatial atmospheres by creating obscure space division. Other existing buildings and container structures are connected through the passageway, and this passageway is also used as function of shelf. .
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