The house that appeared along the road felt like it was located in a remote place without any surrounding neighborhoods or natural contexts. A whale or ocarina-like stone house on a pile of grey landscaping was unusual and caused both curiousity and heterogeneity. Going inside, the entire red high brick was wrapped around, with coarse trebertins lying on the floor. They said it was for dogs. I went up the brick cylindrical stairs and said, "I said I'd build this house only with iron, stone, and glass. But Professor Chung used a tree on the stairs," he said in a very sad voice. Besides that, there were many wishes mixed up in this house. The house was full of symbols and meanings, such as having to be like a medieval castle and a streamlined camping trailer, or a stone deck floating about a meter around the house (under a cat's doorway), and a key-shaped handle to adjust the boat. It was more appealing than the neutral feeling of universality or mediocrity.
I saw a bedroom and a restaurant on both sides of the house. In the form of semi-doms, which seemed to cut the dome in half, the bricks were stacked round and high, making it feel like it entered a cave or a royal tomb. Two attics led to the bridge between the bedroom and the dining room, and furniture and objects collected throughout the house were placed throughout the house. It occurred to me that people were living in a religious fortress with a circular sense of space. Most meaningful of all, the architect chose the most basic and essential features, such as bolts and arches, for intuition, to capture this many demands and desires projected into the house. It was more appealing than the neutral feeling of universality or mediocrity.
Chung Isak (Dongyang University) + a.co.lab archit
Choi Eunjung, Sung Sejong
19-10, Heyri-ro 133beon-gil, Tanhyeonmyeon
old brick tile, travertine stone
July – Nov. 2019
Dec. 2019 – June 2020