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Someone Needs to Untangle This Twisty Mountain Museum

Forming a spiky, angular loop, the Chang Ucchin Museum in Seoul was designed by the Korean studio Chae Pereira Architects to resemble wild, geometric paintings by Korean artist Chang Ucchin. Despite its knotty shape, the 19,935-square-foot mountainside arts center is actually one of the saner art museums out there, in that it doesn't occasionally disappear or look like something built from candy. Instead the three-story building offers four wings of gallery space and one underground level. "The whole interior space gives the impression of a labyrinth house where you never get really lost," explains the design team. "It offers shadows and contrasted views, avoiding the feeling of being in a perfectly lit conventional museum space." Take a look inside, below, then head over to Dezeen for more shots.

· Knot-shaped museum by Chae Pereira Architects
honours Korean artist Chang Ucchin [Dezeen]
· Knot-shaped museum by Chae Pereira Architects
honours Korean artist Chang Ucchin [Dezeen]