Gyeongju National Museum Silla History Gallery Lobby Renovation

Best Implemented Interior Design Project for Public Space

About the project
The visual goal was to design a simple yet compelling and sophisticated lobby space by carefully mixing bold architectural gestures with detailed craft works. The space reveals it's modern and simple aesthetic by neutral-toned marble walls and floors but blends it with hand crafted wood louvre details and concealed lighting to show the intricate side. Central ceiling structure, a focal point within the lobby space, inspired by Silla's architecture first seems to express a bold gesture but completes subtly by combining indirect lighting, wood details, and bronze mirrors. Also, lighting columns that reinterpret traditional pillars are added to emphasize the spatial symmetry & to add rhythm into the space.

Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

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Media Coverage: Monocle Minute On Design, Wallpaper* Magazine, Design Anthology

Applicant and authors of the project
Teo Yang Studio. Teo Yang started his career traveling and working in many vibrant cities, such as Amsterdam, Berlin and L.A, designing luxury interiors for boutique hotels and homes. After many amazing years of learning and creating in these beautiful cities, he moved home to his beloved city Seoul. Focusing on translating Korean traditional heritage to modern language and understanding his own culture, Teo Yang’s project spans from museums to restoration residential projects.