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KCC Switchenland Model House / THE_SYSTEM LAB

KCC Switchenland Model House / THE_SYSTEM LAB

© YONGKWAN KIM© YONGKWAN KIM© YONGKWAN KIM© YONGKWAN KIM+ 26

Hwaseong-si, South Korea
  • Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1773 Area:  1773
  • Photographs Photographs:  Yongkwan Kim

Text description provided by the architects. This house directly reflects the first image pops up in people¡¯s head when they hear the word "house" The elevation which looks like a gable roof house cut in half provoke people curiosity. Familiar bed, sofa, and dining tables shown in between polycarboate which remind of fluffy curtain make the viewer imagine a house they want to live in. And they enter into Switzen Land while imagining their future, living in that house.

© YONGKWAN KIM
© YONGKWAN KIM

Design Intention:
Through the form of gable roof house, viewer immediately perceive the place as a house gallery. In addition, this gallery emotionally approaches to visitors by reenacting the everyday scenery with polycarbonated curtain and white furniture shown in between it.

Diagram
Diagram

Formative Characteristics:
Simple form of rectangular box with triangular roof that everyone would have drawn it at least once when they were young reflects our common image of "house"

© YONGKWAN KIM
© YONGKWAN KIM

Consideration of usability and safety:
As actual furniture need to be displayed in elevation, clear polycarbonate is used to avoid any damage to furniture while allowing visibility.

Elevation
Elevation

Consideration of productivity and price:
Polycarbonate curtain applied on elevation is produced and assembled in factory and could be easily installed on site and as a result, it reduce the construction period.

© YONGKWAN KIM
© YONGKWAN KIM

Environmental-friendly:
Recycled furniture is used on elevation display.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

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Project location

Address:Yeongcheon-ri, Dongtan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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Cite: "KCC Switchenland Model House / THE_SYSTEM LAB" 28 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/592218/kcc-switchenland-model-house-the-system-lab> ISSN 0719-8884
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