The house which has its own Identity of Korean culture has been designed as a monumental representation of the traditional principals of Madang, Ru, and Cheoma to create a cultural identity all its own. This natural adaptation to nature has been the basic character of Korean culture of architecture. The dramatic effect of these efforts is more than evident in this sensationally unique luxury residence.
By introducing “Madang”, which is a Korean inner court, the structure solved the requirement of an introvert space, ecological environment, and useful outdoor space incorporating nature, which has a healthy, live environment and landscape.
By introducing “Ru”, which is Korean-pilotied architecture, the design absorbed the dynamic and picturesque landscape of near mountain, by turning the axis of the mass living room to the top of the surrounding mountain. Void space under the “Ru” philosphy is the beginning approach and that was incorporated through a dramatic sequence of strolling spaces inside this house, much like a cave.
By introducing curved “Cheoma”, which is a cantilevered roof in Korea and resembled by the floating roof of this house, the residence not only sustains resistance to rough weather conditions, but also, revives the traditional language of Korean architecture with a modern twist. By introducing oval patterned concrete walls, which was derived from traditional stone wall, we expected it would be reminder of the past.
|Name||Ga On Jai House|
|Size||3,433 sq. ft. (318.93 m²)|
|Lot||6,921 sq. ft. (642.98 m²)|
|Land||0.16 acres (0.06 hectares)|
|Architect||IROJE KHM Architects|
|Photography||Jong Oh Kim|