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  6. 2015
  7. Pangyo Ondang / OfAA

Pangyo Ondang / OfAA

  • 19:00 - 3 April, 2017
Pangyo Ondang / OfAA
Pangyo Ondang  / OfAA, © Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

© Wonseok Lee © Wonseok Lee © Wonseok Lee © Wonseok Lee + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seongnam-si, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jooyoun Yoon
  • Team

    Jooyoun Yoon - OfAA, Seungsik Jung - Myongin CM
  • Area

    113.33 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Interior Designer

    Jinhwa Jun - Design Consulting Abadezone
  • Construction

    EDENHEiM Construction Inc
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

Text description provided by the architects. Ondang is a house filled with warmth and comfort, which well reflects the ultimate goal the Office for Appropriate Architecture pursues for a residential building. Ondang presents a good example of an affordable duplex home.

© Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

The project started by looking into the current problems raised in housing market in South Korea. Many single homes are often overly priced and/or poorly built even though they easily fail to support the residents’ growing needs and wants, and the market value of the real estate has been constantly increasing. Ondang is presented as a result of architect’s long search for a ”proper duplex" that celebrates the right of living and supports the privacy of both the landlord and the tenant living closely.

Eploded Axonometric
Eploded Axonometric

The clients, parents and two children, have wanted for a family room where each member may spend their time alone and together. For the new family room had to be different from the conventional living room where a family would watch TV on a couch, the architect provided a flexible common space that can support different uses and varying events.

© Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

Living room, kitchen and dining area are merged into one large space on the ground floor, which is ready to adapt changing needs of the family through different occasions. By rearranging the furniture or adjusting the lighting, the family room can turn into a living room, a cafe, a play room, a dinning hall or a study area.

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Section

Mother’s role in the family is highlighted in Ondang. In order for the house to efficiently support the homemaker, the kitchen space is located at the very center of the ground floor so that the she or he can watch the children playing in the yard, or in the family room, while occupying himself or herself to varying chores. A number of service spaces are thoroughly connected and aligned, which enables an efficient single flow of homemaking.

© Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

As well as the landlord’s own home is to fit the life style of a family of four, the neighbouring rental house is  designed to attract provisional tenants, expectably young professionals or newly wedded couples.   

© Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

In a way to support independent and unique life style of of each household, the rental home is laid along the East and West, and the landlord’s home along the South and North. Two houses are tightly intertwined as three dimensional Tetris blocks, yet there is no interference of circulation or visual connection between the two resident groups. The outdoor spaces are rather fairly assigned: the main yard on the ground floor belongs to the landlord, while the rooftop garden is accessible only for the tenants.

Axonometric
Axonometric

Ondang thoughtfully delivers the architect’s answer for the clients’ wish to own a appropriate family home where there is a rental house built adjacent to court a different type of residents.

© Wonseok Lee
© Wonseok Lee

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Cite: "Pangyo Ondang / OfAA" 03 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/868186/pangyo-ondang-ofaa/> ISSN 0719-8884