IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea
 

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea

‘stella fiore’ has been developed by IROJE KHM architects in an effort to provide a tranquil escape from the busy urban environment of south korea. situated within a small town in the ilsandong-gu district, and using bold colors and geometry, the overall scheme comprises of 19 townhouses built on a hillside. the concept revolves around the idea of forming ‘architectural stars’ which are shaped by the space requirements of the brief.

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom
general view of the development from the road near the main gate

all images © sergio pirrone

 

 

the zig-zag forms of ‘stella fiore’ are laid along the hillside, forming an interesting arrangement of striking color and shapes. paths and streets are constructed in between the townhouses, resulting in a village-like feel to the development. in addition to transportation, the main road is conceived as a plaza and community space for close relationships between residents.

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom

aerial view from the middle of the site

 

 

in order to introduce sufficient sunlight and bring surrounding views into the interior spaces on each level, IROJE KHM has incorporated roof-level windows framed within the angled roofs. in addition, to afford each house privacy from the neighbors, the main masses are designed using sloping walls to prevent direct overlooking.

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom
general front view of three types of townhouse

 

 

compact yet rich space is created inside the ‘stella fiore’ using a split level scheme. as the houses have been constructed to nestle within the sloped hillside, interior spaces are small but result in interesting spatial experiences. overall, the scheme consists of 3 different types of unit plan and 4 types of shapes and colored aluminium skins. in essence, ‘stella fiore’ aims to create a place of everyday entertainment where you can enjoy life, rather than being a mere machine to live in.

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom

street view from the central road near the main gate

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom
street view from the central road at the rear side

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom

lower kitchen with sunken garden and upper living room

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom

multi-purpose stair and family room in lower floor

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom
view of the upper study room

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom
upper dining room and lower living room are on different levels

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom
upper study room and lower dining room viewed from the living room

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom

aerial view from the rear side of the site

IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for 'stella fiore' project in south korea designboom

aerial view from the main gate

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘stella fiore’

project location: 706-39 seolmun-dong, ilsandong-gu, goyang-si, gyeonggi-do, south korea

architect: IROJE KHM architects

principal architect: hyoman kim

design team: kyungjin chung, seunghee song, jiyeon kim, mihwa oh, ara jo, damhee kim

construction: sam HYUB construction co., ltd.

developer: sam HYUB construction co., ltd.

site area: 53,109.13 ft2 (4934.00 m2)

building area: 8457.85 ft2 (785.76 m2)

total floor area: 23,541.10 ft2 (2187.04 m2)

structure: steel and reinforced concrete

materials: aluminium sheet, dri-vit, vinyl paint, wood flooring

photography: sergio pirrone

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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