Seoul Photographic Art Museum

Best Architectural Design for a Museum

About the project
MASK Architects has designed the first Art and Photography Museum in the world which has taken a picture by itself in Seoul. Named «The First Camera Obscura Photographic Art Museum», we can think about this installation in a simple and fun way: it is the museum itself, with its roof-top camera and pinholes in exhibition rooms, who are taking a picture of the present skyline of Seoul and showing it to the visitor.
The main purpose of the project is to use the structure and shape of the building itself as a big camera. The camera obscura idea on the top of the building will project the wide sky that could be seen from the roof. It can also be used on the west and east surfaces of the building, which would allow the Camera to show Seoul’s urban landscape across the gallery space.

70, Madeul-ro 13-gil, Dubong, Seoul, Korea

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Applicant and authors of the project
Mask Architects is a young international architecture and design firm in Istanbul, Germany and Italy with more than 5 years of expertise in the fields of priority public and cultural projects and then workspaces, mix-use projects, luxury industrial design, medical design equipment and health, education, living space, yacht and watch design as well as production and master planning across the world. The office is led by architect Öznur Pınar Çer and luxury Industrial designer Danilo Petta.
Lead Designer and Project Architect — Öznur Pınar ÇER
Technical Team — Danilo Petta, Sohyun Jeon, Ernesto Estrella Cozar

Other participants
Clients — Seoul Metropolitan Government
Engineering — Mask Architects
Landscape — Mask Architects
Consultants — Tümer design Studio – Sertaç Tümer
Collaborators Local Architecture Office — SOBO Architects