Architect: MACK Architect(s)
Location: Pan Gyo, South Korea
Project Team: Mark Mack, Matt Bean, Kyle Richardson, Ine Mayerhofer, Alia Hasan, Gerardo Rivero
Associate Architect: Dongwoo Architects
Client: Korea National Housing Corporation
Sustainability: Ibe Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: Ahbe Landscape Architects
Project Area: 26,200 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Courtesy of MACK Architect(s)
Mack Architect(s) won first prize in the Korea National Housing competition to develop a new model of low-density residential and sustainable community living near Seoul, Korea. The program requires 102 units of housing. While retaining and enhancing existing site features this design aims to create the smallest ecological footprint possible. The majority of units have their own private gardens in addition to the large shared green areas of the site which help keep temperatures low in the summer. Taller buildings block cold northern winds, while southern exposure for all units provides free solar energy. Buildings come equipped with natural ventilation, stack ventilation systems (through stairways), radiant heat, efficient roof insulation and extensive green roofs to contribute to the overall system of low energy use.
Text provided by MACK Architect(s).