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Pixel House / Mass Studies and Slade Architecture

  • 00:00 - 22 November, 2010
Pixel House / Mass Studies and Slade Architecture
© Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architects

     Mass Studies and Slade Architecture
  • Slade Architecture Project Team

    James Slade, Illya Korolev, Oliver Spreckelsen
  • Mass Studies Project Team

    Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park, Joungwon Lee, Soonbok Choi, Junkoo Kang, Sungpil Won
  • Structural Engineer

     Youngho Lee
  • Mep Engineer

     Samjung Engineers, Jinsan Engineers
  • Construction

     Hanwool Construction
  • Client

    Younghyo Jin, Sookhee Chan
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003
  • Photographs

© Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim +22

Pixel House / Mass Studies and Slade Architecture, © Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim

From the architect. The Pixel House designed by Mass Studies in collaboration with Slade Architecture in Gyeonggido, Korea, 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.

© Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim
Plans
Plans
© Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim

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.

© Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim

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
© Yong-Kwan Kim
Cite: "Pixel House / Mass Studies and Slade Architecture" 22 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/90028/pixel-house-mass-studies-and-slade-architecture/>
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antifeng · April 04, 2011

A big waste of those generous window to have them blocked by a bulkhead a few metres in. No way should the sun be blazing in through there onto those books like that. And how strange to deny the user of the staircase and the lower room that is open to it, some of that light and sunshine and any view out, while opening up the room at the opposite corner so much it's virtually a shop display. Unless this was the intention.
I'd hate to do my computer work with my back to the staircase. The feeling of traffic passing behind me as well as draughts around me, would be unsettling.
In fact, looking at the pictures, I can't see a single room that doesn't look more like a transit area. Energy roars through and out of these spaces like autumn leaves in a gale.
Quite an unliveable house.

Michael Baugus · November 28, 2010

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Eric Crabtree · November 28, 2010

This would make for a cool studio someday. http://is.gd/hJ1eU @plethoraapp

energysavinghouse · November 24, 2010

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o0 · November 24, 2010

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jeje · November 24, 2010

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.

Ricardo · November 24, 2010

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Christoph Kapeller · November 23, 2010

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R Goldschmidt · November 23, 2010

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.

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