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Bu Yeon Dang / IROJE KHM Architects

  • 01:00 - 26 October, 2009
Bu Yeon Dang / IROJE KHM Architects
Bu Yeon Dang / IROJE KHM Architects, © JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect

    HyoMan Kim – IROJE KHM Architects
  • Design Team

    Su Mi Jung, Jung Min Oh
  • Structure Designer

    Guang Min Jun
  • Building area

    168.52 sqm
  • Gross floor area

    296.03 sqm
  • Area

    330.0 sqm
  • Photographs

From the architect. Maximizing landuse

This site that is located in city have the surrounding context of country and that is an inclined and an irregular form of land. In order to maximize the efficiency of landuse, the irregular form of site was converted to the form of architecture.As a result, the shape of site became the shape of architecture.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Complex use

This house is a complex place with living and working.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Because of setting the boundary of house and office, we separated this building into upper layer and underground layer which is able to separate the gate of house and office along the level of inclined access road.

Natural flow with skipfloor system

Skip floor system that ease the psychological burden of vertical mobility maintain the dramatic promenade with producing the visual and spatial continuity.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Floating bamboo garden

Floating wooden boxes built-in small bamboo garden on the open space in each level, are dynamic and accidental program of space and this scenery of inner space is the major impression of this complex house.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Dramatic sequence of vertical story of exterior space

By landscaping all of the rooftop of this house, the dramatic exterior space that is composed of various type of the space, from underground level to rooftop level, are combined with dynamic indoor space and surrounding scenery of nature, and produced the rich story of space.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Architectural Nature

With the intent to harmony with the surrounding context of nature, flexible configuration of internal space, architecturizing the curved line of site, the vocabulary of architectural form made the non-architectural shaped architecture. As if "architectural nature", covered with curved copper skin.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim
Cite: "Bu Yeon Dang / IROJE KHM Architects" 26 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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ellen · May 11, 2014

Ever since I saw this house in You're Beautiful drama (although it was modified in the drama) it became my dream house. I really love the interior architecture esp the garden.

YANG · November 12, 2011

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Reshman · June 03, 2010

wow, magnificent work

Andrew Geber · October 29, 2009

its making my head hurt
which is good

PB · October 29, 2009

I have to say I like it, but I'm not exactly sure how it would work. The interiors are beautiful, but I agree with previous posters, chaotic. I'd really like to visit it.

limil · October 28, 2009

"In order to maximize the efficiency of landuse"... you shouldn't have anymore catwalks.

nin · October 28, 2009

this is love or hate design. i love it.

Amir · October 28, 2009

If that's design, what is nonsense?

Damien · October 28, 2009

Why so many useless stuff? lack of clarity... do you people really think that nowadays the weirder is the better? So many things that make the project confusing. It´s real purpose is to call attention? or is it for living? I would guess a house is ment for living, but with this one i´m not sure. sorry but I really don´t understand it...

S · October 28, 2009 01:36 AM

As it says above, this building is for both living and working.
There is office area.

John · October 27, 2009

daring project

Malcolm DeWittle · October 27, 2009

I have claustrophilia. This project looks great!

Wuxus · October 27, 2009

I like it, specially the garden, but the interior seems... caotic, maybe because I'm a kind of claustrophobic!

dwi wahyono · October 27, 2009

Congretulation the design

Myungjin · October 27, 2009

don' like it. no no

Diederik · October 27, 2009

Is this a project for the blind?! O_O

Marco · October 27, 2009

This is just c**p. I have never seen such an ignorant design... Everything in this house is just meaningless (like the water pipe drainage running inside the house)... What the hell these guys are doing?! Even the architectural drawings are expressing their low level design capacity.

Please do not publish anymore projects from this office!

tony · November 11, 2009 04:57 AM

i agree, who gave these guys a license?

this firm is driving me crazy, it looks like every space, every wall, every piece of everything is unresolved. There are ways to not have continuity without random placement of forms and objects. I really want to know what their design theory is.

public eye · October 30, 2009 09:27 AM

Right, you have never heard of the sound of rainwater dripping into the pipe. It is quite fascinating. I had that kind of rain pipe exposed in the loft of my former office.

scottmft · October 28, 2009 07:38 AM

i agree somewhat...however, i was sold on the project from the roof, dynamic, interesting...this project would probably be better if the ground plane to the roofline was simplified and it gathered most of its energy from the top down...i am not crazy about most of this project but the roof space on down is amazing...agree/disagree?

S · October 28, 2009 01:46 AM

I only can see a chimney not a water pipe.
Can you actually read the pictures and drawings?
You are c**p.
Please you do not comment anymore unless you can read the projects

shaun · October 27, 2009 07:58 PM

I disagree completely. Aside from the geographic context, there is a logic to the stepped levels and indoor/outdoor spaces evident in the drawings. It's whimsical, but I don't think its crap.

Conrad · October 27, 2009 05:57 PM

I agree with Marco. Poor use of space due to the fact that to many non-essential elements were incorporated within. The result makes the entire project seem cluttered. Too busy for my eyes.

leogeo · October 27, 2009

the garden is terrific and the use of materials in the interior is nice. I wonder though if such a dynamic ceiling might drive me a little crazy after a while.

Lucas · October 27, 2009

I really like this house. Nice use of enviornment throughout the house including very interesting views.


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