Himalesque / ARCHIUM

Himalesque / ARCHIUM

Himalesque / ARCHIUM - Facade, Arch, ColumnHimalesque / ARCHIUM - BrickHimalesque / ARCHIUM - Wood, WindowsHimalesque / ARCHIUM - Image 5 of 32Himalesque / ARCHIUM - More Images+ 27

  • Architects: ARCHIUM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  747
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Jun Myung-jin
  • Architect In Charge: Kim In-cheurl
  • Data Management: MASIL
  • City: Jomsom
  • Country: Nepal
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Himalesque / ARCHIUM - Beam, Column
© Jun Myung-jin

Text description provided by the architects. Himalesque in the plateau of Nepal and against its backdrop of unlimited nature, was another solution to the local climate conditions.

Himalesque / ARCHIUM - Image 5 of 32
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First Floor Plan
Himalesque / ARCHIUM - Wood, Windows
© Jun Myung-jin

The local traditional boundary markers are constructed from spaces with a thick outer skin, in order to solve the condition of a plateau in a lump.

Himalesque / ARCHIUM - Table, Windows, Chair, Beam
© Jun Myung-jin

I paid attention to the deconstruction of the thickness of the boundary wall I divided the wall of enclosed space which is separated from the outside according to functions. A “gap” can be created in between the stone wall blocking wind and the glass wall, forming inner space.

Himalesque / ARCHIUM - Facade, Arch, Column
© Jun Myung-jin

Site conditions facing strong winds with changing directions, from rainy seasons to dry seasons, and environmental conditions require that a cool, unheated space is maintained, in spite of the extreme daily temperature differences, reorganized by contemporary methods with local materials.

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Section B

The small garden in between the separated walls open up a space seemingly destined to be confined by a softening wind and full light exposure, making a 'gap' to establish its relationship with nature.

Himalesque / ARCHIUM - Brick
© Jun Myung-jin

Originally published on April 11, 2014. 

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Address:Jomsom 33100, Nepal

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Cite: "Himalesque / ARCHIUM" 03 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495703/himalesque-archium> ISSN 0719-8884

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