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172M2 compact House / JMY architects

  • 01:00 - 17 February, 2015
172M2 compact House / JMY architects
172M2 compact House /  JMY architects , © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon + 24

  • Design Team

    Jinsoo Kim (Team Manager), Minji Kim, Eunji Choi, Hyukhyu Shin, Seongmin Lee, Kwangjae Ryu, Yeonjung Lee, Wihwan Choi, Hyejin Park
  • Collaborator-S

    MOA Structure
  • Collaborator-M

    HL Consulting Engineers
  • Collaborator-E

    Hannuri Engineering
  • Construction

    Chaeheon Construction
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© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

Text description provided by the architects. New site utilization according to the plan of suburb residential area

The site is facing south in a rectangular shape of 12mx14.5m and of 172㎡, and it is just enough to have a house with three rooms and small garden which is a basic unit of dwelling in the past traditional society. Along the access road, it can be accessed only through east or west. And, as the access road is very narrow (3m wide), the revitalization of the site in a form of new housing had to see many restrictions.

© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

The existing building arrangement for the rectangular site with 172㎡ had two separated spaces; garden area started from the south entrance and the building itself which was pushed to the north boundary of the site. The two separated space arrangement would render monotonous and exclusive space with lots of dead spaces, and it would simplify even life in the house accordingly. To offer a fundamental solution to overcome those issues, the design approach is made in 6 aspects.

© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

Change of the entrance position and make a new access road

Form a backyard with a main entrance and access by moving the building 2m away from the north site boundary, and establish a connection between the backyard and the south garden.

© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

Efficient circulation design

Make a natural connection from the ground to the rooftop with a circulation from outside to inside, and continued again, from inside to outside. Functional spaces are to be arranged along the circulation.

Section 2
Section 2

Space expandability

Design a living room in between of the south garden and the north backyard, and make a penetrating spatial connection through transparency. The garden expands toward the living room, and also living room expands toward the garden.

© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

Open space arrangement

Design a space, secluded from the outside, but opened inside.

Flexible space arrangement

Flexible space which can be devided into separated rooms if necessary.

Use of daylight and natural ventilation

© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

To keep the visual privacy against neighbors, windows are not to be constructed on the outer walls. Design slits and skylights wherever the shape meets the function to bring daylight into spaces to wash away dark spaces. Place ventilation windows in 4 directions to enable natural ventilation along the direction of wind throughout seasons.

© Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

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Cite: "172M2 compact House / JMY architects " 17 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/596122/172m2-compact-house-jmy-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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