Seoul Craft Museum
Location Jongrogu, Seoul, Korea
Typology Metropolitan Museum (Remodeling)
Status Competition (4th Prize)
Client Seoul Metropolitan Office
The proposal conceived a complementary relationship between the spatial linearity of the original building complex (formerly "Poongmoon Women's High School") and the urban scaled contextual linearity of the pedestrian passage from "Bookchon" to "Insadong" (old town Seoul). Based on the remodeling of the school complex, we focused on the visitors' consecutive spatial experience on the interior circulation which necessarily occurs when the former spatial organization of "aisle+classrooms" transforms into one for exhibition spaces. Connecting the five separate buildings into one single circulation, visitors entirely experience the interior space simultaneously with the exhibition materials. Adding some architectural devices which conduct the gentle skylight and create the visual contacts, the visitors--who mainly approach by walk, can extend their sensual impression given from the streets of the peaceful old town into the museum inside.
Preexisting Poongmoon Women's Highschool