As the first prize winner for an invited design competition, Yamasaki Ku Hong Associates Design Lab actively adopted the terrace concept throughout the site to design the Marine Terrace Resort in Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, Korea. The objective of the competition was to create a next generation resort-style luxury condominium and a boutique hotel complex which capitalizes the on the amazing view experience and provides maximum privacy. By locating terraced residences on a cliff edge, the residents are able to experience an ‘undisturbed’ view of the sea as well as an open residential park in between the villa towers and terrace housing. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Overseeing Oryuk Island and the newly established Marina, the site is located on a spectacular seashore cliff. We have isolated a single detached villa zone into a gated-community to provide an increased security for the residents. Single detached units are called the Villa Bar view, an entertainment house and chateau W-Peaks which is a two generation, two entry house. Cluster housing is comprised of two types: House of Hanging Garden, which is the terrace house and Casa Cristallo, the Crystal Cube tower housing.
Our scheme calls for a ‘super-terrace’ idea, not a typical small, closed terrace, but a flexible and expandable type to increase interior living space. This super-terrace will maximize the sea view experience for residents of this resort.
Maximize ‘View Experience’
The most important mission of this design was to provide a sea view from every room and living space of all 117 units. Our final siting allows no interference between adjacent units as well as providing a sea view from different levels of residential units.
Private & Public
The site is divided into three clusters: 1) Cluster A: private & exclusive single-detached housing with walking distance to the nearby Marina; 2) Cluster B: semi-privat’ multi-housing providing ample bonus terraces; 3) Cluster C: public boutique hotel accessible to the adjacent park. This method of siting provides a hierarchy within the site itself and a solution for multi-phased development within the project’s budget.
Chateau W-Peaks is located in the northern part of the Block A and comprised of three floors of living and one floor of parking. This luxury, single detached villa was sited in the north-south direction, taking advantage of the site’s slope. This allows two auto entrances, almost like a duplex that is connected. We divided the villa into two zones that are independently operable: Master zone occupying 2nd & 3rd levels and Guest Zone occupying 1st and B1 levels. All of the rooms in the villa will enjoy a sea view and privacy. A large size flexible terrace will be a bonus space that provides ample room for outdoor activities such as barbeques and pool-side parties.
Villa Bar View is located on the southern tip of the site, right on the cliff. This villa is designed for people who are looking for a true-entertaining house. The villa features a 40 meter long entertainment bar zone containing a great room to be used as an art gallery or performance hall, wine bar, and gymnasium with an endless pool and sauna. This bar will be floating above a winter garden with a fire place leading to a yacht marina trail. A glass folding door between the interior space and the terrace adds flexibility to this design. The ground floor is directly accessible to the northern road with a five-car garage, master zone, and living/dining/kitchen zone with a BBQ/fire place deck located above the entertainment bar.
The cube shaped Casa Cristallo is comprised of six 300-500 SM 2-storey units. By rotating the tower 45 degrees and locating the core in the north corner, all of the units have the sea view. The core contains the stairs and elevator shafts which are isolated from the units to minimize noise generated from the core area. The 2-storey units are mixed in such a way that all of the units have equal area of sea frontage. Also, each unit can be entered from two floors into the master zone and sub zone.
The House of Hanging Garden, or the green terraces are three to four units of 45-degree rotated, 6.4m x 6.4m modules which are connected to form the terraced housing. The unique feature of this type is that each room facing the sea view has a large 6.4m x 6.4m modular terrace, providing the owner more than double bonus spaces. This terrace can be landscaped as a sun deck or a private outdoor garden with an amazing view of sea.
A boutique hotel with 111 suite rooms and 29 terraced suites are sited in the same way as that of the cluster housing zona, allowing users to have amazing sea views. The rooms of this hotel are relatively larger than a typical boutique hotel of this kind to augment a feeling of luxury. This hotel plays an important role as the epicenter of this resort with a membership spa, fitness center, outdoor pool, golf practice range, as well as a multi-purpose convention facility specialized for weddings adding to the key features of this hotel. As in the design of villas and condominiums, the hotel portrays a simple and efficient design that is also eco-friendly.
Architects: Yamasaki Ku Hong Associates Design Lab Location: Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, Korea Partner-in-charge: Tae Sun Hong, Won Jin Kim, Chan Park Team: Young Mo Kim, Jong Seok Kim, Ki Wan Ahn, Yeo Jin Youn, Dong Soo Jang, Jung Hwan Ko, Yae Jin Kim, Jang Do Ki Program: Unit 117 Residences, 111 Hotel Rooms Status: 1st Prize Winner – Invited Design Competition Site area: 131,830 SM Building area: 25,992 SM Total floor area: 118,823 SM