studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea
 

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea

for their latest work studio_GAON has designed a house for a couple who wanted to live beside the mountains of sobaek in south korea. the brief from the client required a simple residence, with a program that includes the mere necessities: a place for sleeping, eating and drinking tea. the project instead places a greater importance on the surrounding landscape, as the clients typically fill their days with hiking or just being in the nature.

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the floor plan developed by studio_GAON results in a long rectangular form. the main room and guest room are placed at opposing ends while the kitchen and living area are placed side by side, finishing with the bathroom. to the south, the architects inserted windows that could withstand strong mountain winds and long corridors that could bring daylight into the interior. for the tea room, which is usually used as a sitting room, a low window has been built. consequently, the house offers diverse views of the surrounding mountains depending on where you are and if you’re sitting or standing.

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

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for the remaining design, the architects had to establish a relationship with the surrounding mountains. beside the simple house, they designed a yard with a mountain stream ahead of it and a small gate facing the house. the gate house serves as storage to stock miscellaneous tools needed for farming and to create an empty space between the road and the house.

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

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the finished project results in a house that represents the residents who wanted to live simply in the high mountains. designed alongside the clients, the work blends the mountains with daily life.

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

studio_GAON builds a small timber house amid the mountains of south korea designboom

image © youngchae park

 

 

 

project info:

 

project type: house

location: buseok myeon, yung joo-si, gyeongsangbook-do, republic of korea

architect: hyoungnam lim, eunjoo roh in studio_GAON

project team: sungpil lee, seongwon son, laeyeon kim, minwoo lee

site area: 655 m2

building area: 98.64 m2

gross floor area: 98.64 m2

height: 5.75 m

building-to-land ratio: 15.06%

floor area ratio: 15.06%

structure: timber frame construction

finish: wood siding, asphalt shingle

supervision: studio_GAON

design period: 2017.04 – 2017.07

construction period: 2017.08-2018.01

photography: youngchae park

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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