AND: aggrenad hotel, south korea
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jan 04, 2013
AND: aggrenad hotel, south korea


‘aggrenad’ by AND, gyeongsangnam-do, south korea
image © kim yong gwan

 

 

‘aggrenad’ is a hotel located on geoje island off of south korea, situated inland and facing the ocean. designed by local practice AND, the concrete
shear wall structure contains deep cantilevering exterior balconies for each of the five rooms. in many ways the project is about the relationship
to the sea and the archipelago. the protruding terraces are like fingers that point out in different directions towards each of the surrounding islands.
they provide each unit with a unique and uninhibited view and a distinct character (aggregate), while at the same time existing as a single complete
space (monad), creating its portmanteau title, ‘aggrenad’. a small cafe greets visitors from the designed landscape and swimming pool, guiding
them towards the interior staircase.

 

 

 


the stacked components resemble the ridge line of the surrounding mountains
image © kim yong gwan

 

 


individual terraces protrude into the sky, pointing to the nearby islands
image © kim yong gwan

 

 


a wooden deck and swimming pool provide outdoor recreation and lounge area
image © kim yong gwan

 

 


view from up above
image © kim yong gwan

 

 


room interior
image © kim yong gwan

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