joho architecture / jeong hoon lee:  namhae house renovation joho architecture / jeong hoon lee:  namhae house renovation
feb 11, 2013

joho architecture / jeong hoon lee: namhae house renovation

‘namhae house renovation’ by joho architecture / jeong hoon lee, image © sun namgoon



award-winning korean architect jeong hoon lee, principle of joho architecture has recently finished a renovation for a house in namhae, south korea.a rural environment dotted with poorly copied red brick and wooden houses from the west, the remodel brings back a sense of unique identity andstrengthened relationship to the dense forest surroundings. by subtracting certain volumes of the original home, a large entry terrace is created,lifted off the ground by a reinterpreted brick and wood deck construction, with a ramp that wraps around a small garden incorporating more greenelements into the new design.  providing much of the aesthetic characteristic, a large curving steel frame holds a thin reticulated aluminum louversystem, sandblasted white, that creates a threshold of privacy while allowing the free movement of air and filtration of light. voids in the mesh createapertures to connect the resident to the indigenous landscape. much of the interior was left intact, save the added skylights in the kitchen area,and a newly accessible rooftop terrace.



image © sun namgoon



image © sun namgoon



image © sun namgoon



view from the deckimage © sun namgoon



voids in the louver screenimage © sun namgoon



louver detailimage © sun namgoon



before and after 1/3



before and after 2/3



before and after 3/3



project info:



location: 577-2, namyang, sul chun,nam hae, kyongsangnamdouse: house (facade, interior renovation + deck extension)construction: steel plate + aluminum lovuer (powder coating)building scope: 1 floor

  • what about the inner space?
    is it all a cosmetic restoration only?
    though there is a new space outside really interesting…..

    juliano says:
  • Hmmmm.. I would be afraid of growing old in this house.


    JimCan says:
  • Sorry, a conventional one-family flat-roof brick dwelling accessorized with a louvre thing designed to make it look twice the size? This is architecture as couture, design as fashion.

    Mort D'Urban says:
  • Interesting concept, however, I would much rather be in this house
    Not that I can ever afford to even go to Melbourne :).

    Nikster says:
  • I think this is a rather stunning exterior transformation! Love the spacious deck as well. But yes indeed is the interior change as dramatic as the exterior?

    Andrea Ventling says:

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