Construction MethodReinforced Concrete
Roof Finish MaterialZinc
Exterior wall FinishRed brick tile, Starco-flex (white)
WindowPVC triple window (49mm)
Text description provided by the architects. In Bucheon, a suburb of Seoul, there is an area called GgaChiWool. This area, which is also known as a residential housing complex, has been continuously expanding. When first visited the site, housing development was already over, and new houses were almost filling the complex. The low-rise houses, the quiet footpaths, and roads to the private gardens brought great attraction of the site. However, most of the houses already built were houses that did not deviate much from the general category of multi-family houses.
Dwelling one, two, three.
The young couple came to our office and shared their dream of living in the suburbs, not in Seoul. They were married and had two children, living together with their parents. After long consideration, the three generations decided to live together under one roof. One of the great advantage of living in residential house is that there is a garden. Young couples expressed their desire to use both the ground floor garden and the terrace area with the rooftop space. The total floor area is 220m2, and the area that can be used by couples is not so. Nevertheless, we have begun to think about the space in which a generation can use three floors. The reason is that it was expected that the space beyond the space divided by the floor could come out.
1st, 2nd and 3rd floor roof terrace
The young couple's parents wanted to use the ground floor and wanted to have an access for their children to visit their grandparents' home inside the house. There is a private hidden access, where the children could visit the grandparents without going outside the house. It is a place where the privacy of each other is protected but at the same time the children can freely go through.
Selection of external materials
The outside materials of the surrounding houses were stone or brick. Considering the simple taste of the owner, the white stucco-flex was used to form the basic mass and the front elevation, which faces the road is cladded with red brick tiles. The brick tiles were used only at one side so that the common material form into a unique facade. The joint color was similar to the brick color, which gives an impression of ' Dansaekhwa (monochrome)' of Korea. Red Square House has the identity of the house through this elevation.