Seoul architecture studio AIN Group has created a 3-metre-broad house for three residents in one particular of the city’s most densely populated districts.
Continuing the trend for slender houses on constricted city websites, Guro-dong Mini Residence slots into the narrow area between two present buildings in Seoul’s Guro District to offer a shared property for 3 individual occupants.
AIN Group utilized various tactics to fit the home in the available area – a site three metres broad and 13 metres extended – but also to make certain there is sufficient light within.
These integrated incorporating split floor amounts, translucent walls and a skylight, equivalent to other recently completed narrow residences like a two.5-metre-wide house in Tokyo and a three.4-metre-wide residence in Osaka.
Another challenge was providing each resident with their personal private space, all with a appropriate degree of privacy.
“The task at hand was to design and style a shared house for three people in this kind of a confined website, and create room that enables organic sunlight with privacy, which was challenging,” said the architects.
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“The suggestions that we came up with were having a ‘skip-floor’ framework, and applying polycarbonate panels [to the walls].”
The constructing has three storeys, which are divided internally into 5 amounts. Bedrooms occupy the two uppermost storeys and the partially sunken lower degree, while the spaces in amongst give a communal living and dining room, and an further residing space.
The major staircase is in the middle of the creating, forming a all-natural divider between all spaces. There is also an further staircase at one particular end that links the middle and uppermost levels, making sure no bedrooms are used as accessibility routes.
The translucent polycarbonate wall wraps close to the south-east corner of the building, allowing normal light to permeate rooms on all five levels, while the skylight is positioned right above the central staircase.
“Having this wall allows light to delicately penetrate, and the skylight produces a warm environment,” said the crew. “It minimises the cramped problem of the interior area, which is just above two metres in width.”
Furnishings and finishes inside the house are kept simple, but colour was additional to determine the communal areas. The central stairwell was painted in a shade of teal, although black paint was utilised as a backdrop for the kitchen.
For the building’s building, AIN Group specified a modular construction that could be prefabricated off internet site to make sure a straightforward, speedy and low-cost turnaround.
“Developing with a normal construction strategy was impractical and unfeasible, due to the limited space for loading construction supplies and operating area, and the complaints induced by this could have had negative effects on the construction period and overall value,” added the crew.
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The finished developing has an area of 72 square metres. There is also a parking space at the house’s entrance, sheltered beneath the cantilevered upper floors.
Photography is by Cho Jaeuk.
Architects: AIN Group
Style staff: Choi Younghee, Cho Kwangje, Lee Sangdeok, Choi Younwoo
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