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Art gallery draped in chainmail turning heads

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A new art gallery might be the first building to be draped from head to toe in chainmail. And, given the intricacy of its design and the fact of its hand-welded 520,000 stainless steel rings, it may be the last.One part disbelief, two parts swords and one part elegance mix in the mind when it's first seen overlaying the building.Finished Kukje Art Gallery via SO – IL Also the question: "Is that really chainmail?" The answer is "yes." Chainmail, legit, made from 520,000 hand-welded stainless steel rings, covers the cubed (with slight protrusions and irregularities, including a staircase) concrete building, in Seoul, South Korea, from head to foot on all sides. The gallery's neighborhood inspired the much-talked-about facade, said Florian Idenburg, whose New York City architecture firm, SO – IL, designed the 11,000-square-foot building, which opened in March.Testing out the chainmail via Front Inc. The neighborhood's old, but it's in the process of being revital...