Pixel House / Mass Studies and Slade Architecture

© Yong Kwan Kim

The Pixel House designed by Mass Studies in collaboration with in Gyeonggido, , thoughtfully incorporated the needs of their client, a young family of four.  There is a vagueness between public and private space, landscaping and building, which was the intention of both the client and architects.

Follow the break for more on this house, photographs and drawings.

Architects: Mass Studies and Slade Architecture
Location: Gyeonggido, Korea
Mass Studies Project Team: Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park, Joungwon Lee, Soonbok Choi, Junkoo Kang, Sungpil Won
Slade Architecture Project Team: James Slade, Illya Korolev, Oliver Spreckelsen
Structural Engineer: Youngho Lee
MEP Engineer: Samjung Engineers, Jinsan Engineers
Construction: Hanwool Construction
Client: Younghyo Jin, Sookhee Chan
Project Area: 85.30 sqm
Project Year: 2003
Photographs: Yong-Kwan Kim

© Yong Kwan Kim

From the architects:

We chose to break the row into fragments rather than just extending the “wall” of houses to the end of the site, by placing the main house at the western end of the site. This allows a bleeding between the front and back spaces and creates an outdoor space open to the street within the depth of the row house.

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model

At a micro scale this tension between the contoured natural condition and the orthogonal master plan condition is further developed in the choice of materials. By using a simple orthogonal brick, in an orthogonal order and allowing the bricks to slide out of plane to create the curved wall, the tension between orthogonal and contoured form is revealed. This tectonic tension is parallel to the tension that exists between the building and the row of houses adjacent to it and between the master plan massing and the hilly landscape.

© Yong Kwan Kim
Cite: "Pixel House / Mass Studies and Slade Architecture" 22 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=90028>
  • wpgmb

    it’s not a toomah!

  • R Goldschmidt

    It looks very dinamyc. Beautiful brick exposure and color. I like and the interiors to. Even that is kind of look like a student concept work, I find it very beautiful, great proportion, nice dinamyc sensation, great interiors. Bravo, great house, and Bravo to the owners one.

  • jeje

    interior spaces ovbouly show way too much time and money were spent on exterior. it’s an interesting skin concept, but the overall massing and interior spaces are not elegantly excuted.