archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

 

located in the high altitude town of jomsom, nepal, the ‘himelesque’ radio broadcasting building by korean studio archium is built of the very rocks that make up the jagged terrain. the structure is entirely made of reinforced concrete and stone masonry making it site-specific and highly functional as materials that can withstand extremes in climate. the structure is almost constructed as a fortress, with an external set of walls forming a walkway and exterior courtyards. this space acts as a buffer from the internal volumes containing several rooms and all broadcasting equipment.

 


video © archium

 

 

 

the outer walls block the strong winds and help maintain a more temperate climate within the inner building. the use of stone was chosen for its natural thermal properties and relationship to the site.  its masterful use is exhibited within all the rooms where different patterns of stone form canvases of textures along the walls and ceilings, illuminated by skylights to reveal each rock’s relief and particular orientation. in the center of the structure, marking the middle of the largest courtyard, the satellite stands as the highest object, draping prayer flags across the open stone plaza.

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
recording room
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archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
(left) lobby and fireplace
(right) hallway
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archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
exterior walkway area
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archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
rooftop
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archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
entry walkway
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
image © jun myungjin

 

 

archium broadcasts from the himelesque radio station built of himalayan stone
broadcast satelliteand courtyards
image © jun myungjin

 

 

 

drawings

 

 

project info:

 

 

architect: kim in-cheurl+archium
designer: jo joonyoung
location: nepal, mustang, jomsom
programme: fm radio broadcasting  
site area: 1,500㎡
building area: 747.81㎡
building scope: 1f
structure: masonry structure +rc structure
outside finishing: on site stone, wood
inside finishing: on site stone, wood+thk 8mm glass
structural engineer: kya structural engineers co.,ltd
construction work: sambu(nepal)pvt.ltd.
mechanical engineer: eng energy design lab & geuk dong electronic design lab
design period: 05.2012~09.2012
construction period: 09.2012~07.2013
client: mbc + koica
photographer: jun myungjin