Three-metre-wide House In Seoul By AIN Group Accommodates Three Individual Residents

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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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

Another challenge was providing each resident with their personal private space, all with a appropriate degree of privacy.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

“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].”

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

“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.”

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

“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.

Guro dong Mini House by AIN Group

Photography is by Cho Jaeuk.


Venture credits:

Architects: AIN Group
Style staff: Choi Younghee, Cho Kwangje, Lee Sangdeok, Choi Younwoo

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