moohoi architecture: renovation (zeep soori) of jung hyun’s apartment moohoi architecture: renovation (zeep soori) of jung hyun’s apartment
sep 10, 2011

moohoi architecture: renovation (zeep soori) of jung hyun’s apartment

‘renovation (zeep-soori) of jung-hyun’s apartment’ by kim jae-kwan of moohoi architect, seoul, korea image © park young-chae

korean architect kim jae-kwan of moohoi architect has completed ‘renovation (zeep-soori) of jung-hyun’s apartment’ a single-family residence located in seoul, korea. a rearrangement of the typical programmatic arrangement results in a family oriented and functional space. the living room is the center of life and resulted in the television’s move to a bedroom, reprioritizing the living area’s purpose for family. a restricted ceiling height of 2.7 meters was not viewed as a hindrance and lower ceilings and raised floor platforms were introduced.

a observational study of how children used their bedrooms became the starting point for design. they spent time in their room sleeping, snoring, hanging down, lying on their stomach, lying on their back, hunkering down, standing up, boisterously, with friends, their siblings or by themselves, and so on. totally different behaviors were observed inside these rooms. their individual movement, as well as frequency and area of activity were all different.  one thing in common was the spatial situations of rooms for playing, sleeping and studying remained the same.

with doors open image © park young-chae

from jungja to dining room image © park young-chae

open jung-ja image © park young-chae

dining & kitchen image © park young-chae

ji-hyun’s bedroom image © park young-chae

ji-hyun’s bedroom image © park young-chae

jung-hyun’s room image © park young-chae

before renovationimage © park young-chae

  (left) original floor plan (right) new floor plan

isometric of rooms

project info:

renovation of jung-hyun’s apartment architect: kim jae-kwan location: daelim appartment, seodaemoon-koo, seoul, korea program: apartment housing gross floor area: 152m2 interior finishing: wallpaper, spruce wood construction: kim jae-kwan design period: aug. 2010 – oct. 2010 construction period: nov. 2010 – apr. 2011

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