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The Kukje Gallery is Draped in 510,000 Stainless-Steel Links

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 20, 2012 • References: so-il.org and inqmind.co
More often than not, art galleries are praised for what they hold inside rather than what they look like on the outside (which happens to be a beautiful lesson); the Kukje Gallery, however, can be appreciated from both of these angles. Its exterior has been completely draped in a veil of chain mail, creating a fluid aesthetic that hard concrete could never mimic.

Designed by New York-based architects SO-IL, the Kukje Gallery is located in Seoul, Korea. 510,000 stainless-steel links were welded and ground by the hands of Chinese craftsmen to form the mesh blanket that hugs every curve and protrusion of the Kukje Gallery. Far from cold and uninviting, the Kukje Gallery inspires delight, wonder and a warm welcome instead.