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.
One House_House for Family of Four in Pangyo, Korea by Chang Kyu Lee (GEBDESIGN)
May 6th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Chang Kyu Lee
A house is a place of habitation—a dwelling and shelter. A house is also a home—a place of identity. Just as an individual’s identity is personal (private) and social (public), the home is also a shelter separated from the world (inward) and a place of center from which to explore the world (outward).
One House is located in a typical urban area named ‘Pangyo’ in Korea where recently fully developed and 10minutes away from the Seoul. The site surrounded by low mountains and a water stream passes near the site. In Pangyo, each house has individual boundary and adjacent to each other. The One House celebrates interactions between families while maintaining a strong sense of privacy and of ownership. Therefore the One House is a place where degree of privacy is maintained with openings and spaces are merged in continuous spaces redefined by natural light.
The adjacency of the houses surrounding the boundary leads to development of opening and massing that communicates different size and location of openings in consideration of the privacy from the public.
The main space in One House is an double height living room which connecting the diverse spaces. This double height living room provides space for family members to gather and communicate at the same time it allows privacy. There is a volume in front of living room which allows privacy from street and the opening created by moving of a volume toward South East allows light into house. When light comes in, some spaces get directly and some spaces get light through filtering which is light that comes into one space spread into another space. Also, other architectural components such as walls, doors, stairs and window frames are customized on site and designed to be harmonized with color white.
At the same time this three volume layout not only maximizes surface area touching the given nature environment, but also reflects and communicates with surrounding urban settings while having different architectural languages and maintaining a degree of privacy from the public.