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  4. South Korea
  5. Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim
  6. 2015
  7. Coconut House / D·LIM architects

Coconut House / D·LIM architects

  • 19:00 - 5 October, 2016
Coconut House / D·LIM architects
Coconut House / D·LIM architects, © Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

© Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    Yeonghwan Lim, Sunhyun Kim
  • Design Team

    Jeong-ho Choi, Wanki Kim, Hongnyeol-Kim
  • Area

    208.91 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Exterior Finishing

    THK30 Stone, Exposed Pine boards concrete, THK24 low-e pair glass
  • Structural Engineering

    Eun Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Hitec Engineering Co.,Ltd
  • Electrical Engineering

    Hitec Engineering Co.,Ltd
  • Site Area

    265.10 sqm
  • Building Area

    132.24 sqm
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

Text description provided by the architects. The house is called a coconut house due to its solid grey stone exterior, while its interior is white and sweet. It is for a family consisting of a couple and two children.

© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park
Plan 1
Plan 1
© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

Privacy from neighbouring properties was a key concern for the clients. The contrast between the exterior and interior materials and colors was chosen to heighten the safety of the house in a dense residential district. The building is packed into a plot between existing neighboring properties. Its plan was created to provide a variety of spaces across the two floors, and also to ensure the main spaces are oriented towards the sun’s path. 

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Section
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At street level, a concrete-finished wall and grey stones shield the lower story from view. It also incorporates a black swinging door and entrance that opens onto a grey stone courtyard. A large volume of glazing towards this courtyard is used throughout the house to ensure the interior receives plenty of natural light, despite its cramped site. The master bedroom, situated in the more private front end of the second floor, contains a library, a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom, and a door to a terrace garden.

© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park
Cite: "Coconut House / D·LIM architects" 05 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796468/coconut-house-d-star-lim-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884