joho architecture / jeong hoon lee: yongin M curved house
feb 13, 2013
joho architecture / jeong hoon lee: yongin M curved house



‘yongin M curved house’ by joho architecture, seoul, korea
image © sun namgoon

 

 

korean firm joho architecture has recently completed the ‘yongin M curved house’ which draws its formal diagram from the immediate mountainous
context. architect jeong hoon lee envisioned the house as a translator between the hosting ridge and the client’s personality, which led to the
characteristic bi-axial curve. in order to comply with the client’s need for ample parking space, the two-story brick house rests elevated off the ground
plane on a concrete tray supported by three thin footings and a central circulation core. the first level contains the social functions, living and dining
rooms and kitchen, and the bedrooms on the upper floor. the facade used a total of 15,000 black bricks, staggered into one flush row followed by another
marked by uniform angled protrusions, which give the surface of the house a rather distinct look akin to that of the scales of a carp. the texture also reflects
light of different qualities and from different angles throughout the day, effectively changing the appearance of the exterior skin. the other effect
exacted on the envelope is the inset section on the first floor that creates a consequential exterior balcony, and is clad in mirror-type STS panels
that reflect the sky and landscape around it.

 

 


curving to respond to the natural contours of the site
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view from outside the property
image © sun namgoon

 

 


image © sun namgoon

 

 


image © sun namgoon

 

 


mirrored surface STS panels
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brick texture
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exterior terrace
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image © sun namgoon

 

 


living area with sliding glass walls
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kitchen
image © sun namgoon

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: 678-2, singbong dong, suji gu, yongin, gyeonggi
use: housing
site area: 529.00 sqm
building area: 140.57 sqm
gross floor area: 186.33 sqm
construction: exposed concrete + brick + sts panel(mirror type)
building scope: 3 floors

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