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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Conan House (Toy House) in Daejeon Yusung-gu Bang-Dong 176, South Korea by Moon Hoon

 
August 13th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Moon Hoon

Bangdong is a famous place for sight seeing and leisure for near by dwellers. It can be quite crowded during the holiday seasons.

The irregular plot of land situated right in front of Bang dong lake boasts a beautiful open view of the lake and a low mountain as a back drop. When visited for the first time, the vacant site seemed to invite some kind of a sculptural object, unhindered by its neighbors, standing rather conspicuously.

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  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Project: Conan House (Toy House)
  • Location: Daejeon Yusung-gu Bang-Dong 176,  South Korea
  • Client: Gun Young Lee
  • Design Team: ByungYup Lee
  • Building to Land Ratio: 20%
  • Floor Area ratio: 36.72%
  • Building Scope: 2F, 1B
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete, Wood
  • Total Floor Area: 105.3㎡
  • Site Area: 261.6㎡
  • Floor Area: 45.8㎡

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The client

He is a producer for a local TV station, with one kid and a lovely wife. His family visited my office oneday and asked for a skip-floored house like lollipop house which they had seen in the magazines. He was an avid collector of miniature robots and figures. A hobby that started from an early age, which has not stopped. His father was also an avid collector of soo suck( natural stones shaped like something recognizable or pocessing some abstract qualities). The collector gene was running in the family.

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The architect

I am a playful architect. I have met the right client, who has kept his child_mind intact with him. The design went through two alternatives, one each floor stacked and rotating, the other of a box with small broken floors moving up in a spiral. both had its ups and downs. The client chose the latter. The House has a central core that is used as an exhibition space and a railing for his toys. the spiral and jagged floor levels follow the spiral stair case all the way up to the attic, where you can find a small red slide that traverses the void. The exterior expresses the inner spiral energy in a simplified form.

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The space

The spiral stair case is a place for movement, play and exhibition. It plays a central role in the house. the other functioning rooms such as living, kitchen, bedrooms are attached to the system. The windows are placed in the center of each walls, mimicking the concept and inviting ample amount of light. The void in the middle gives much vertical depth in a otherwise a compact house.

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