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Purple Hill House / IROJE KHM Architects

  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Location: Youngin, Gyeounggi-do, Korea
  • Architect : HyoMan Kim - IROJE KHM Architects
  • Design Team : KyeongJin Jung, JiWon Ym, EunHae Park
  • Structure Designer : MOA. SungYeong Oh
  • Contractor : JEHYO
  • Building Area : 110.28 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 290.88 sqm
  • Area: 554.0 sqm
  • Photographs: JongOh Kim

© JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim © JongOh Kim

From the architect. Suburban residential site

This scenic site is a part of the residential area developed in the natural greenery area of the mountain gwanggyo and that is located at the entrance area to trail to mountain.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Merit = siteplan faced to evergreen mountain=Demerit=Facing not south but northwest=Lack of southern sunlight.

From agony about the direction to which major living space see, the plan of this house started.

After all, the direction to the opposite mountain that will be preserved in the natural green space forever was selected.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

But this charming selection that introduce the permanent natural landscape brought the problem, bad solar condition, that the major living space is faced to northwest sunlight.

And so, we must make the solution to absorb the southern and eastern sunlight into the inside of the house.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Solution the demerit -“Floating glass garden” absorbed southern sunlight

"Glass box of light" that will absorb the useful sunlight was introduced to inside space of the various level and these boxes which are planted with flower and fruit are functioned as "Floating glass garden".

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Actually, we solved the problem and we own both the two conditions that are the introduction of landscape and ecological environment and naturally, we have been reached to the complex solution that all the rooms have their own garden.

Floating boxes with bamboo garden - Dynamic and vertical sequence of space

The dynamic, unrealistic interior space which are produced with several floating glass boxes over the major living space that is opened to the vertical height of 3 floors, will be the symbolic impression of this house.

© JongOh Kim
© JongOh Kim

Small purple hill - Landscape architecture - Harmonizing with the surrounding context

We expect that this landscape architecture will coexist with the surrounding context for a long time, as if a small purple hill....

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