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Partitioning Nature: Hwajopungwol

SOSU ARCHITECTS

written by
Go Seokhong, Kim Mihee
photographed by
Roh Kyung
materials provided by
SOSU ARCHITECTS
edited by
Park Jiyoun
background

SPACE September 2023 (No. 670) 

 

 

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 pyeong (611m2 ) and its surrounding natural landscape. Hwajopungwol is the result of multilateral attempts to capture the seasonal changes both inside and outsid...

 
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Architect

SOSU ARCHITECTS (Go Seokhong, Kim Mihee)

Design team

Hong Jinyeong, Kim Byeongjun

Location

Yongcheon-ro, Okcheon-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeo

Programme

single house

Site area

906㎡

Building area

284.8㎡

Gross floor area

233.08㎡

Building scope

1F

Parking

2

Height

6.3m

Building to land ratio

31.43%

Floor area ratio

25.72%

Structure

RC

Exterior finishing

exposed concrete, wood siding

Interior finishing

exposed concrete, eco-friendly paint, wood floor

Structural engineer

Eungujo Engineering Inc.

Mechanical engineer

Geonyang Mec Co., Ltd.

Electrical engineer

Keukdong Power Tech Co., Ltd.

Construction

Lee Sanghun

Design period

June 2020 – Aug. 2021

Construction period

Sep. 2021 – Mar. 2023

Client

Lee Sanghun

Landscape design

Garden the verandah


Go Seokhong, Kim Mihee
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.

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