SAI Playground / Moon Hoon

SAI Playground / Moon Hoon - Windows, Stairs, Handrail
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  • Design Team: Kim Sung, Kim Taehyeong
  • Site Area: 90 sqm
  • City: Seoul
  • Country: South Korea
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SAI Playground / Moon Hoon - Windows, Facade
© Namgoong Sun

Text description provided by the architects. It was a unique case; in the construction of a new building next to the client had made many illicit choices, causing the district government to intervene and to suggest a radically altered space. In between the existing building site and the newly built building, I built a structure that could be used as a green house.

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The metal structure of the building had already reached completion, and the husband and wife that had commissioned the project dreamed of a resting space full of greens. The major regulation was to ensure the walls to transmit at least 50% of the light, and based on the demand, I sought to find the right material that was interesting but stable. It was a coincidence that I found Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic grating, which met my needs.

SAI Playground / Moon Hoon - Handrail, Steel
© Namgoong Sun

I opted to suspend each part by connecting it via a cable to the structure above, and formed a haphazard grid of various sizes that did not match the steel frames of the building. As for the wall, I attached a lot of fixtures from where plants can hang, for an overall feeling of dynamism. Like monkeys in the jungle, I imagine the space to be a place of comfort and fun, for those people who may seek rest in the building.

SAI Playground / Moon Hoon - Facade
© Namgoong Sun

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Address:5 Nonhyeon 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Cite: "SAI Playground / Moon Hoon" 05 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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