Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus

© Yao Li

The Spiral Gallery designed by Atelier Deshaus in 2011 uses round shapes and divides the circulation into two levels in order to blur the boundaries between the building and the landscape.

Spiral Gallery technical information

Spiral Gallery Photographs

Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus

© Yao Li

Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus

© Yao Li

Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus

© Yao Li

Spiral Gallery Description by the Architects

Using the spiral is to establish a method to view.

Pure round inserted by a spiral, brings in a private and primal space, with a spiral interior from the public to the private; most importantly, it gives a way to enter the building from the landscape: you can enter the annular space directly, or get onto the higher place of the rooftop. When you enter the building with continuously transformed plot,

When you enter the building with continuously transformed plot, angle and height of the view, a cruise joy is provided, which also can be seen as an abstract way of the Chinese garden. Here, the way to view, is also the way to enter the building.

Spiral GalleryPlans

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Spiral Gallery Detail

Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus

Detail Legend

a     ¦µ15-25mm white gravel

b     1.5mm thick AAP modified asphalt polymer water-proof membrane

c     20mm thick anticorrosive timber board and wooden purlin

d     40mm thick rigid foam polyurethane thermal insulation layer

e     100mm wide anticorrosive wood [email protected]

f      15mm thick anticorrosion and fire retardant treated wood sheathing

g     300mm deep steel beam

h     gypsum board ceiling

i      3mm corrugated perforated aluminum veneer

j     15(LOW-E)+12A+15 hot bending tempered and insulated glass

k     3mm aluminum veneer

l      light grey fair-faced concrete paint

m    dressed stone

n     D80 downspout

Cite this article: "Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus," in ArchEyes, September 20, 2016, http://archeyes.com/spiral-gallery-atelier-deshaus/.