moohoi architecture: refurbishment (jip soori) of professor kim's house moohoi architecture: refurbishment (jip soori) of professor kim's house
sep 25, 2011

moohoi architecture: refurbishment (jip soori) of professor kim's house

‘refurbishment (jip-soori) of professor kim’s house’ by moohoi architecture image © park young-chae

korean architect kim jae-kwan of moohoi architecture has completed the ‘refurbishment (jip-soori) of professor kim’s house’, a single family residence located in seodaemoon-koo, seoul, korea. an axis derived from a nearby road connecting the cities of ansan and seongsan was overlaid upon the established home to reorientate the main entrance, windows, stairway and courtyard. the degraded existing structure was revived with an external and interior resurfacing comprised of a rhythmic pattern of spruce wood planks.

the site is bounded by a black brick retaining wall which generates an enclosed courtyard and singular path leading to the dwelling’s  main entrance. an intimate outdoor room bordered with a garden, sculpture and the underside of the balcony creates a private entry space. a wooden staircase leads to a living area positioned on the upper floor where one window resists the imposed axis to provide unobstructed eastern views due to its positioning within a topographical basin. a shallow reflecting pool on the veranda reflects the continuously changing daylight onto the ceiling of the interior.

entrance courtyard image © park young-chae

enclosed courtyard image © park young-chae

sculpture and garden near the front door image © park young-chae

front door image © park young-chae

living space image © park young-chae

stairway image © park young-chae

first level loft image © park young-chae

library image © park young-chae

reflecting pool on upper level balcony image © park young-chae

original exterior image © park young-chae

original site conditions image © park young-chae

under construction image © park young-chae

floor plan / level 0 image © moohoi architecture

floor plan / level 1 image © moohoi architecture

roof plan image © moohoi architecture

project info:

architect: kim jae-kwan location: seodaemoon-koo, seoul, korea program: housing site area: 133.6m2 gross floor area: 140.2m2 building scope: b1, 2f exterior finishing: black brick, spruce wood interior finishing: wallpaper, spruce wood construction: kim jae-kwan design period: aug. 2010 – oct. 2010 construction period: nov. 2010 – apr. 2011

  • Moohoi?
    It’s moooi isn’t it?

    Jose says:
  • unbalanced wall(dam) and big house in a small space. Why dont you simply get rid of the wall or make it huge.

    seoulish says:
  • very good transformation!

    yo says:
  • The woodworking in the renovation is wonderful.

    larry queen says:
  • I love this makeover, beautifully detailed and built -it even improves the neigbourhood context!

    royarch says:
  • very nice block work its so inspiring i like it very much

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    Buy mobile phones says:
  • Love the brick wall and the little window right next to the stairs…

    Leeya says:
  • jip-soori… hehehhe
    i laughed after reading that letter.
    im korean btw

    bellaingcc says:

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