This three-storey single household residence is situated within the previous neighborhood of Hyojadong, immediately west of Kyongbok Palace within the coronary heart of Seoul, South Korea.
Description by Min Soh Though the location totals solely 194 sq. meters(2088 sq. ft), it was necessary for the shopper to protect space for pure landscaping. The home encloses an intimately scaled exterior courtyard that opens to the southeast on the bottom flooring for max daylight to enter into the location. The ensuing U-formed mass, together with various flooring plates at every degree, helps break down the size of the constructing to raised combine it inside the numerous residential neighborhood. On the bottom flooring, the open move of dwelling, eating and kitchen areas face out onto the central courtyard via giant, sliding glass partitions, permitting in daylight and connecting inside and exterior areas. Equally on the second flooring, dwelling areas are organized across the central courtyard. Visitor bed room, household room, and main bedroom have home windows dealing with the inside of the location with views of the courtyard. Though the constructing engages with the road, casting off the normal privateness wall, home windows are sparingly used on the entrance facade. The home really “opens” to the central courtyard as a way to present privateness for its inhabitants. The third flooring consists of a single studio area with entry to 2 separate roof terraces. The entrance terrace supplies views of Kyongbok Palace to the east and of metropolis middle excessive-rises to the south. The again terrace opens out to dramatic views of close by mountains to the north. The salvaged brick dealing with on the outside helps mix the home into the material of small buildings within the neighborhood. The repeated sample of distinctive, salvaged brick models displays the quite a few surrounding brick buildings in addition to the stonewall patterns of the Kyongbok Palace close by. As well as, the play of recessed and protruding home windows breaks up the monolithic picture of the brick exterior. The inside expresses a minimalist palette of finishes that embrace pure oak flooring, ash veneer, plywood, and paint.
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