Since 1982, Kukje Gallery in Seoul has been the gateway to Korea for international contemporary artists. In April, a new Kukje art center was constructed in the historic neighborhood of Sogyeok.
A work by SO-IL design studio, the art center building is draped in “metal fabric” that produces its unique outer shape and adds a special tactile feel. While it may seem cold, the mesh around the building effectively diffuses sharp edges around the building and gives an organic feel to the art center.
Alongside many historical old and new buildings, the contemporary architecture with the steel mesh around the building creates both modern and warm appearance tying the old and the new development in the urban neighborhood together.