Gallery design focused on contrast & dynamism

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The purpose of this study is, first of all, to establish contrast and dynamism as a method to figure out the static and uniform experience through space. Second, through a study of books and an analysis of previous works of other architects, it will give a direction on how the actual design would be used in reality by finding the effects of contrast and dynamism, and finally, based on the analysis above, it will show a gallery design with contrast and dynamism, which will ultimately provide a guide to a better or more vivid spatial composition.

This study provides an understanding of how the perceptual contrast and dynamism not only appear on interior, but also on exterior space composition. Works of great contemporary architects, focusing on exhibition buildings were chosen for the analysis. A classification of the effects that generate contrast and dynamism can be different by various standards. Since there have not been any previous studies of a gallery design, this analysis is classified subjectively based on documents.

The site is in the Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea. The park has a total of 291 hectares, which takes a good three hours to walk all around the Olympic Park on foot. There are six stadiums, such as cycling, fencing, weight-lifting, gymnastics, tennis and swimming.

The park has also an open-air Sculpture Park with its over 200 modern sculptures in stone, metal, timber and glass, donated in celebration of the Olympics by the artists from the 66 participating countries in the World International Open Air Sculpture Exhibition. Near the sports venues is a lake with water foundation and some lawn areas.

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