Korean architectural company IROJE KHM Architects has designed Ga On Jai.
Completed in 2013, this 3,541 square foot modern house gets to be a world in itself through the use of exclusive architectural aspects, such as an inner courtyard, cantilevered roofing and void space.
It is located in Seongnam, South Korea.
Ga On Jai by IROJE KHM Architects:
“MONUMENTAL Web site
About 20 years ago, government held “the property expo” in GangNam and constructed this “expo town” of minimal-rise residences, and each and every internet site of this town have been created by selected architects who had been famous in Korea at that time. The website of “GaOnJai” was one of this monumental town, but the proprietor of this residence who obtained home of this web site, has created, newly, soon after tearing down the previous residence of this internet site.
Requirement OF Client
Beneficial landuse, ecology: To maximize the efficiency of landuse, to be ecological spaces have been important needs, due to the fact the proprietor thought exterior spaces of demolished outdated property were narrow, useless and circumstance of inner spaces were dark and blue.
Introvert space: To hold privacy and protection, to block noise, smoke and other’s eye, introverted layout of this residence was necessary.
Absorbing landscape of surrounding mountain: The residing room exactly where has dynamic, picturesque view of landscape of close to mountain had been necessary.
The house which has it’s own Identity of Korean culture has been required simply because I believe this town is representative town of desirable planned residences in Korea.
PASSING DOWN Traditional LANGUAGE “MADANG”, “RU”, “CHEOMA”, “DOLDAM”.
By introducing “Madang” which is Korean inner court, we have solved the necessity of introvert area, ecological setting, valuable outdoor room and have acquired the nature which has wholesome, reside surroundings and landscape.
By introducing “Ru” which is Korean-pilotied architecture, we absorbed the dynamic and picturesque landscape of near mountain, in accordance to turn the axis of mass of living area to top of the surrounding mountain. Void space below “Ru” is the starting of technique element of dramatic sequence of strolling program in spaces of this property, like cave.
By introducing curved “Cheoma” which is cantilevered roof of Korea for the floating roof of this house, we got, not only the resistance to rough weather problem, but also, to revive the classic language of architecture in translated language in modern day. By introducing oval patterned concrete wall which was derived from classic stone wall, we expected it would be reminder of past.
TOPOGRAPHICAL LAYOUT OF Programs
By adapting topography of present internet site, reduced Madang, greater Madang, different skip-floored inner spaces were designed as different level each and every other and they produced exciting route of stroll in each and every spot of this house. This natural adaptation to nature has been fundamental character of Korean culture of architecture.
All the programs of spaces of this house had been laid out as the touring program that has dramatic curiosity of “strolling” via the within and outdoors of this house, visually and spatially. Thereby we assume the living in this house will not be tired for prolonged time by offering take pleasure in of strolling in their personal globe.”
Photographs by: Sergio Pirrone, Jong Oh Kim, Jeong Sik Mun
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