Architect : HyoMan Kim – IROJE KHM Architects
Location : Gapyunggun, Gyeounggi-do, Korea
Design team : SuMi Jung, JungMin Oh, ARum Kim, SunHee Kim
Structure designer : MOA. SungYeong Oh
Lighting designer : LITEWORK, Seoda
Furniture designer : HeeSu Hong – Seoda
Contractor : JEHYO
Site area : 872.63 sqm
Bldg. area : 337.33 sqm
Gross floor area : 628.02 sqm
Photographer : JongOh Kim
Floating site on the river
This site, where is floating on river and confronted the graceful landscape, was strongly recognized to me as a part of nature, from the first time that I met.
From then, I started to visualize “the architectural nature” as a place of recreation.
Form of site = Form of architecture = Maximum efficiency of landuse
While maximizing the efficiency of landuse, the leaner concrete mass, that cherishes the courtyard where is filled with the water and the greenery, was laid out on this site along the irregular formed site line.
This courtyard is “The architectural nature” and a central recreation space as extended river that communicate the river and architecture.
Continuous circulation of stepped roof garden – Creation of new green land in this site
The whole part of the step typed roofs, where is moving upward with various level, are directly linked to the bed rooms in upper floor.
Finally, this stepped roof gardens are linked to both sides of the inner court at where swimming pool is.
There was the intention to be a part of the surrounding context that consisted of the river and the mountain.
Architectural Island – Island House
As a result, this house was to be “The island house” as an “architectural island”.