Inter White / Architects Group RAUM

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  • Structure: Steel Framed Reinforced Concrete
  • Exterior Finishing: Climate active paint
  • Interior Finishing: V.P. on Plaster Board
  • Client: Choi Minsuk, Cho Munjin
  • Electric Engineer: Young Shin Engineering
  • Structural Engineer: In Structure Engineering
  • Site Area: 208.00 sqm
  • Building Area: 113.23sqm
  • Architect In Charge: Oh Sin-Wook
  • Partner Architect: No Jeong-min
  • Design Team: Ha Jeoung-un, Kim Dae-won, Yu Seong-cheol
  • City: Busan
  • Country: South Korea
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© Yoon Joon-hwan

Text description provided by the architects. This project offers a new housing in the city in order to fulfill the needs of urban people who are tired of living in apartments and wish to choose a new life style through a new space and place. Many have chosen sub-urban house to escape from the tiresome apartment. However, the client for this project is a young couple who can’t leave the city and this generation can’t give up the urban infrastructures. 

Inter White / Architects Group RAUM - Windows, Facade
© Yoon Joon-hwan

The purpose of this project is to build a detached house in a small community and also giving them opportunity to earn some rental profit. This is a new challenge to escape the typical commercial houses which many have been imitated. I tried to arrange rental areas and detached housing area horizontally rather than vertical structure with floors that a household lives in each of them. And stairs connect those spaces.  

Inter White / Architects Group RAUM - Windows, Handrail
© Yoon Joon-hwan
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© Yoon Joon-hwan

This structure creates independence of detached house and connectedness of rental house. Most commercial houses in the city have been built with economic logic that commercial areas took the better spaces but residential areas were forced out toward upper floors and couldn’t enjoy the benefit of yard and land. However, if the residential and rental spaces are separated horizontally and the residential space is arranged vertically, the residents may enjoy the benefits of both sky and land. I expect that this is a method that both residential and commercial may coexist in the city. 

Inter White / Architects Group RAUM - Facade, Windows
© Yoon Joon-hwan

The land shape is remained as triangle as a new road was created due to urban planning. In approaching the space, a triangular cube is arranged and there’s a gap in between to separate the two main functions. And one of the separated spaces is a rental area and the other is a detached house. The cube of rental space is separated by floors and twisted that shows formative stimulation and individuality. Moreover, these cubes may have optional skylight and illumination as some sides are emptied to complete the whole form. 


The cube is white from the beginning. This white cube is separated into two and draw people into the gap. The gap is outside but the territory is limited and implies that it is a sensible entrance. If walking up the space in between, we could reach the entrances of each cube, and those spaces maximize the white ambience. Those white lumps are floated and cracked and the gap in between become a space that create something. Some energy that connect landlord and tenure, detached house and studio, horizon and vertical, and big and small are created, and this energy naturally leads to communication and reaches to a new community.

Inter White / Architects Group RAUM - Windows, Facade
© Yoon Joon-hwan

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Address:Hwamyeong-dong, Buk-gu, Busan, South Korea

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Cite: "Inter White / Architects Group RAUM" 28 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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