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Relations and Boundaries: House on the Hill

NAMELESS Architecture

written by
Na Unchung, Yoo Sorae
photographed by
Roh Kyung
materials provided by
NAMELESS Architecture
edited by
Bang Yukyung
background

SPACE September 2023 (No. 670) 

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The site is located where mountains and the village meet, at the further reaches of a residential complex in Yongin. With the mountain set at the back, the site has a steep terrain with an elevation difference of 9m. As a consequence, the slope needed to be adjusted in order to carry out construction. We wanted the site to be able to meet its requirements without losing the topographical traces that shape this terrain. This was a way of expressing doubt about the all too common development method of erasing the flow of the terrain ...

 
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Architect

NAMELESS Architecture (Na Unchung, Yoo Sorae)

Design team

Lee Changsoo, Lee Jungho, Gang Taekgyu

Location

Dongbaek-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Programme

single house

Site area

661㎡

Building area

124.71㎡

Gross floor area

295.01㎡

Parking

2

Height

7.95m

Building to land ratio

19.19%

Floor area ratio

27.15%

Structure

RC

Exterior finishing

exposed concrete, hammered concrete, glass

Interior finishing

exposed concrete, polished concrete, water paint

Structural engineer

Eden Structural Engineering Group

Mechanical and electrical engineer

Taein MEC Co.

Construction

Jungdam Architectural Design & Construction

Design period

May – Dec. 2021

Construction period

Apr. 2022 – May 2023


NAMELESS Architecture
NAMELESS Architecture is an ideas-based design practice. Na Unchung and Yoo Sorae each graduated from Hongik University and Korea University. They also both received an M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. After establishing NAMELESS Architecture in New York in 2010, they expanded their office to Seoul. They run a practice committed to simplicity in an unpredictable world, where they explore the worlds of architecture, city, and global cultural phenomena.

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