April 15, 2013
This project won the 2013 Architizer A+ Jury and Popular Choice Awards in the Architecture + Communication category. See the full list of winners here.
“For Steven [Holl], the watercolors were transposed into architecture,” the filmmaking team of Spirit of Space explained, “and for us, the essence of the architecture was transposed into film.” In all their footage of Holl’s Daeyang Gallery and House in Seoul, what comes through is not the structural, material, or spatial logic of the hybrid residence and art space, which, as we’ve previously noted, is defined by three pavilions that seem to emerge from a tranquil plane of water. Instead, the film captures a certain experience engendered by the architecture via abstract close-ups, time-lapse shots, and fragmentary narratives. The artfully choreographed movements of a shadow, a passerby, or a performing violinist never quite allow the mind to settle on a single concept of space or form. More after the jump.