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The house is located in the middle of a rural village with many small houses. There is a wide view to the south, and calm mountains to the north. The house, placed in a peaceful rural landscape, does not show itself off, but is a simple for that melts into the slow scenery.

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The house consists of a main building with a gable and a second building with a flat roof, and is spread out comfortably on wide land. Unlike the very simple appearance of the house, the yard is divided according to different uses. It has different characteristics according to the characteristics of the interior space.

The yard that touches the living room and dining room become one with the living room, making it like a second outdoor living room. The yard in between rooms is like a room itself, closed off from the outside. The moss yard of the second building is also cut off from the outside and is a place of quiet thinking, and the deck between the two buildings is an open yard with a view that looks out far away.

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The yard in front of the house is an external space that looks at the faraway scenery with a background of trees and grass, but the yard between the rooms has a wooden deck and small flowering plants, making it an internal living space. You can experience the outside and inside yard simultaneously.

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The finishing of the outside of the house uses narrow and long bricks in a dark brown color that goes well with the scenery from autumn to spring, with zinc panels with narrow grooves on top. The simple horizon over the wide land and the color of the house that is the same color as the trees, forest and fields, go well with its surroundings and create a comfortable landscape.

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Architects : Jae Heon Jeong Location : Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea Design Team : Moonhui LEE Area : 253.0 sqm Photographs : Youngchea PARK Structural Engineer : Chanho KEE Construction : Narae Construction Landscape : Yongtaeg KIM(KNL) Site Area : 1,395.1㎡

Jaeheon Jeong

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1. Ugly-looking Ground

The trapezoid shaped, irregularly pentagonal ground located in an urban residential district is a commercial lot in a small area (282m2). With road reduction and difficulties of parking and entry due to the restricted diagonal line (Due North Slant Line for Daylight and Diagonal Plane Control by Street Width) and narrow entrance (3m width), its application for any purpose other than a house will be difficult.

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2. Poor Residential Environment in an Exclusive Residential District

Despite the proliferation of small scale qualitative development of nearby Garosu-gil, which is the leading shopping district in Seoul, the urban development and architectural status of the area is slow and poor. With narrow and irregular road and ground formation, increasing land price and old houses, unclear type of housing, parking difficulty and awkward skyline, the area looks like other decaying old downtown area, and the land is surrounded by houses.

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3. Limited Development Potential

- Legal restriction: The ground is restricted by Due North Slant Line for Daylight on two sides and Diagonal Plane Control by Street Width on two sides, and thus it will be difficult to secure road reduction and parking space.

- Limitation of construction cost: Unreasonable demand by the owner, limitation of construction cost and limitation of technology make the development difficult.

- Difficulty of construction: Complaints by nearby households and narrow road of 3m width make construction difficult.

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4. New Alternative Plan as the Composite Residential/Commercial/ Business Space

To resolve the limitations, three factors are suggested as the direction of this project: extremeness, compositeness and connectivity.

Extremeness: Attainment of maximum space with minimum construction cost, maximum opening with minimum opening, simpleness and complexity, roughness and neatness, reversal of legal restriction (attainment of external space on each floor), and deep basement space (6m ceiling height)

Complexity: Composite residential, commercial and business plan

Connectivity: Vertical connectivity with sky and horizontal connectivity with surrounding context. Since the main function is the business facility, the concrete double skin will be installed in the low part (up to the third floor) to be horizontally isolated from the neighbor, and the space between the concrete and door/window skin is used for vertical connectivity (light, wind and rain penetration) with sky. The top part (4th ~ 6th floor) without the alternative is opened as much as possible so that it is horizontally connected to the distant view while the external space of the floor side, which becomes narrower due to the slant line restriction as it goes upward, is vertically connected. The programmed connectivity is connected or separated in the order of commercial, business and residential function from bottom to top.

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Architects : JMY architects Location : Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea Architect in Charge : Jaemin Yoon Design Team : Kwangjae Ryu (Team Manager), Hyukhyu Shin, Hyejin PARK, Jinsoo Kim, Seongmin Lee, Yeonjung Lee, Eunji Choi, Wihwan Choi Area : 64.36 sqm Project Year : 2015 Photographs : Joonhwan Yoon Collaborator : MOA Structure Engineers, M:HL Consulting, Daewon Pobis Construction : Jarchiv Construction Client : MEDIA EN MESSE

JMY architects

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Bojeong-dong House, 1215, Bojeong-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

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Bojeong-dong House Location : 1215, Bojeong-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea Use: multiple house Site Area: 347㎡ Building AREA : 509 ㎡ Strusture : RC Building scoop : B1, 3F Height : 15.02 m Photographer : Yongkwan Kim

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After completing his undergraduate degree in architectural engineering in South Korea, Chanjoong Kim completed a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He founded The System Lab in 2012, based in Bundang, on the outskirts of Seoul.

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Rather than solely drawing on architectural work, the firm is open to influences and inspiration from other sectors and disciplines. The practice’s spectrum of projects includes the reimagining of the Hyundai Museum of Kids Books & Art, the country’s first book-themed children’s museum, Paul Smith’s flagship store in Seoul, and the concrete-clad and curvaceous multi-generational residential project Bojeong Dong House.

The System Lab

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