‘sillim-dong’ is a shared house located in a densely populated urban area of seoul in south korea. designed by JYA-rchitects, the building provides comfortable living accommodation for ten female residents. the design team sought to create a dwelling whose architecture offered spacious communal areas — such as the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. consequently, the home provides its occupants with amenities they would not otherwise be able to afford in central seoul.

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the shared house is located in a densely populated area of seoul
all images by hwang hyochel

 

 

as the site is surrounded by other buildings, JYA-rchitects chose to position the common areas of the home at one of the structure’s brightly lit upper storeys — providing sweeping views across the neighborhood, and towards a nearby mountain. this is in contrast to other shared homes in korea, where such spaces are situated at ground level. the high-ceilinged kitchen offers personal storage space and a dining area with a hardwood table. half a level lower, a comfortable lounge includes a wide window, while a more private area allows residents to watch movies, chat together, or share hobbies.

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the architects wanted the concrete building to embody a refined image of simplicity

 

 

internally, corridors have been eliminated as much as possible, ensuring that the available floor space is maximized around a centrally positioned stairwell. each storey has its own bathroom and washing machine, with a built-in closet found within each unit. there is further storage space at ground level for larger items, while communal areas offer additional areas for smaller objects. externally, the architects wanted the reinforced concrete building to embody a refined image of simplicity in a neighborhood already filled with disordered buildings and complex signs.

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the building provides comfortable living accommodation for ten female residents

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the property is organized around a centrally positioned stairwell

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the common areas of the home are located at one of the brightly lit upper storeys

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a private area allows residents to watch movies or chat in smaller groups

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the scheme offers spacious communal areas

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a built-in closet is found within each unit

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internal corridors have been eliminated as much as possible

 

 

project info:

 

architects: JYA-rchitects
location: sillim-dong, seoul, south korea
program: shared house
year: january 2015 – june 2016
total floor area: 198.34 sqm
construction: iewoo construction
structure: RC (reinforced concrete)
photography: hwang hyochel / JYA-rchitects

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