A Study on the Steven Holl's Phenomenological Approaches in Architecture - Focused on the Phenomenological Characteristics of Nelson-Atkins Art Museum -

스티븐 홀의 현상학적 건축접근 방식에 관한 연구 - 넬슨-앳킨스 미술관에 적용된 내용을 중심으로 -

  • 김준성 (건국대학교 건축전문대학원 건축설계학과) ;
  • 정태용 (건국대학교 건축전문대학원 건축설계학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.30
  • Accepted : 2013.10.11
  • Published : 2013.10.31


The purpose of this study is to analyze the phenomenological approaches in Holl's architecture centered on his Nelson-Atkins Art Museum. This study mainly deals with concrete and practical architectural contents based on his recent works rather than existing studies about philosophical point of views to his architecture. Because Holl has had turning point from theoretical research to practical application and development stage. Therefore, this study aims to find out Holl's phenomenological approaches that were different from his early works. Nelson-Atkins art museum shows effect of luminosity as well as inflow of light in the phenomenological experiences of light and space. Holl gave new addition building that he designed contrasts of massing, transparency of material, colors to enhance existence of new building through phenomenological experiences. Narrow and long circulation and various focal points provide multi-view points and overlapped spaces in body experiences As a result, Holl shows shifts from theoretical application to architectural utilization. Nelson-Atkins art museum is important in that this project is one of stating points about this shift.


Supported by : 건국대학교