ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea

ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea

Four Three House is built for Jeju Jungmun Church

 

Studio Heech and Oh Architects design Four Three House to provide Jungmun Catholic Church in Jeju with offices, a holy gift shop, an archive, and toilets for the church community and pilgrims. the building also commemorates the tragic Jeju 4.3 Uprising and Massacre that occurred between 1947 and 1954 on Jeju Island. The architectural design draws from local building forms and the surrounding landscape, using local materials. The building’s eastern facade stands as a solid ‘wall’ with minimal openings facing the parking lot where civilians were killed during the 4.3 incident. Camellia-colored tiles, designed by artist Moo-Yeol Kim to honor the event, guide visitors to the meditative interior spaces.

ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea
Four Three House is part of the Jungmun Catholic Church in Jeju | images by Doyeon Kwon

 

 

minimal form frames the surrounding landscape

 

Natural light illuminates the toilet area through roof lights along the outer wall, while a handmade stainless-steel sink stands under a panoramic horizontal window that offers a view of the seascape. A hidden garden on the west frames the Jungmun beach arranging large local stones along with the existing pine trees. Preserving existing pine trees and integrating Jeju’s local stones, the design cohesively blends with the surroundings. The building maintains simplicity with a 500mm tile pattern that determines the size and rhythm of all openings inside and outside.

 

The New Priest House is situated amidst tangerine fields and an old pitched roof house on the north part of the site. Precast concrete lintels, simple geometric openings and corrugated steel roof allow for the new building to respond properly to its neighboring structures and surroundings. This site, known for its tragic history, is a place for visitors to find solace and healing. The Four Three House by Studio Heech and Oh Architects aids in this process, offering comfort as visitors wash their hands and admire the serene Jeju beach landscape. The project encapsulates various narratives, including the church’s history, the Catholic community’s devotion, priestly friendships, and journeys of healing. The Four Three House house stands as a space to disseminate and exchange these stories.

ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea
the building also commemorates the tragic Jeju 4.3 Uprising and Massacre

ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea
the structure remains unadorned as 500mm tile pattern determines the size and rhythm of all openings

ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea
the camellia-colored tiles, created by artist Moo-Yeol Kim, lead visitors to meditative interior spaces

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the building’s eastern facade stands as a solid ‘wall’ with minimal openings

ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea
roof lights that run along the outer wall of the building and natural light illuminate the toilet area

ceramic tiles coat the rounded form of jungmun catholic church unit in south korea
a handmade stainless-steel sink stands under a panoramic horizontal window with views to the seascape

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the project provides Jungmun Catholic Church with offices, a holy gift shop, and an archive

 

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Four Three House serves as a place for visitors to find solace and healing
Four Three House serves as a place for visitors to find solace and healing
a hidden garden on the west frames the Jungmun beach and the existing pine trees
a hidden garden on the west frames the Jungmun beach and the existing pine trees
section drawing
section drawing
physical model
physical model

project info:

 

name: Four Three House & Priest House at Jungmun Catholic Church, Jeju
architect: Studio Heech + Oh architects

design team: Heechan Park, Jaehoon Lim

structural engineer: OH Architects Contractor

M&E: Young-Do Construction

tile artist: Moo-Yeol Kim

location: Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Jeju, South Korea

photography: Doyeon Kwon

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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