The client wanted to spend the final years of
his long life in an apartment that could serve
many functions and foster a close relationship
with nature. The family required a house of
about 40 pyeong (132m2
), which was not that
different from their present apartment. The
project began by addressing the question of
how to achieve a balance between a small
house when compared to a site of over 200
) and its surrounding natural
landscape. Hwajopungwol is the result of
multilateral attempts to capture the seasonal
changes both inside and outsid...
*You can see more information on the SPACE No. September (2023).
Go Seokhong and Kim Mihee began their collaboration when they installed Memory Box, the grand prize in the Gwangju Folly Ⅱ competition. They established SOSU ARCHITECTS in 2016 and have carried out a wide range of projects such as Dongshimwon, 3/1 Building, Shinsun-gil, and Yangpyeong Apricot Village. They pursue architecture of individuality and universality, often finding form as small units within an urban fabric. Dongshimwon, their major work, won the grand prize in the emerging architecture practice track of the Korean Architecture Awards 2018, while Jipum Pangpang Playground won the grand prize in the Heartwarming Space Award 2018. Go Seokhong has been teaching as a visiting professor at Namseoul University since 2021. Kim Mihee has been teaching as an adjunct professor at Hanyang University since 2019 and is currently working as a public architect in the Incheon Metropolitan City, and rapid integrated planner in Seoul Metropolitan Government.