Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and House on Film
By Aaron Britt / Published by Dwell
Recommended by

First take the tour of the Daeyang Gallery and House, a majestically unfolding space designed and built for the head of a prominent Korean shipping company. 

Daeyang Gallery and House from Steven Holl Architects on Vimeo.

In the second video, Holl describes the origins of the building, how he imagines art, music, and poetry as the foundation of the house. Watch him as he takes the viewer through the home and gallery, treating it more as a composition of water, stone, outdoors, and sound. "The body moving through space" is how Holl describes the user of this home (and architecture more broadly), and seeing him move through the space himself, describing the experience of his architecture, is thrilling. From his deft daylighting of the downstairs galleries to the sheet of water out of which the three pavilions emerge, Holl's Daeyang Gallery and House is evidence of a master working at the top of his game.

Daeyang Gallery and House: A Conversation with Steven Holl from Steven Holl Architects on Vimeo.

Aaron Britt


Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.

Everybody loves feedback. Be the first to add a comment.
The author will be notified whenever new comments are added.
Dwell Life © 2016Download our iOS App

We’re inviting you to join us to create a place where we can inspire and share with each other every day, collaborate on collections, projects and stories, ask questions, discuss and debate ideas.

Log in