Unlike the parcels that are standardized by the development of standardized housing site, the small parcels in the city center, which contains the past time of the hanoks, are not so strange to us. Small construction in a small parcel is a natural result. What is the difference between Japanese small architecture and our small architecture? Perhaps it is the elimination of unnecessary spaces as much as possible and the fundamental way of living in a small space has become a culture in a long life. On the other hand, for us, economic reasons are the first thing that works in Small architecture. Because of rising land prices, clients are looking for small parcels, architects are exploring the type of architecture that fits the scale, and users are adapting to small life. However, there is a limit to reducing the size only to maintain the thread that constitutes the space. Small architecture must be reflected in both structure and space.
The spaces such as hobby space or study in the house gradually loosen in the frame of housing and lose the power of the original function. Rather, the desire to escape from the house and experience the space like microcosm for oneself is desperate for all of us living in modern times. This building was intended to create a small private room as " SARANG BANG" in an independent city by separating the function of welcoming the library or guest with ancillary functions in the residence. The old-age owner, who has been teaching and retiring from university for a long time, has a free conversation with acquaintances with common interests and occasional books read with wine, or looking at Inwang mountain, I expected a small architecture. I have always thought that the completion of space in my architecture is completed by the user, not by the architect who creates the physical state and leaves the empty house. If the function and use of the space, not the problem of scale, has the possibility of being translated variously by the user beyond the large scale architecture, I think it is a small architecture that can withstand the change of time more firmly.
Structure for the space and space by the structure are set up from the initial planning stage so that both can coexist and achieve synchronicity while remaining vigilant. This is because there is always a risk that conventional structural methods can trap the choreography of users with diverse ways of life within a strictly prescribed framework.
Through the small house ( 9X9 Experimental House, 2013 ), where the interior bearing walls or major columns were removed and only the four exterior walls consisting of porous were completed as structural walls, the house ( J House, 2018 ), where the open plan was created with minimal steel columns size of 100*100 on the outline of tree the courtyard, and the house ( Light Hollow, 2020 ), where a 150*150 member was boldly treated as the main column, creating a floating slab, I am interested in how the structure does not define the space. This project also required a structure suitable for small architecture. The masses that are twisted or extended out at a fine angle look like a ready-made type like a container boxes, but in reality, a steel frame with a slender ratio and a TRANSFER BEAM section for two distorted angled 1st and 2nd floor masses It is a steel frame. A small mass extending about 3m toward the alleyway was intended to make the structure as floating as possible by applying a CFT (Cement filled tube) column with a diameter of 89.
 The living space of the patriarch in a traditional Korean house, where he cultivated his mind through study and art, entertained guests, and gathered to chat or enjoy hobbies.
Small Architecture Unlike the parcels that are standardized by the development of standardized housing site, the small parcels in the city center, which contains the past time of the hanoks, are not so strange to us. Small construction in a small parcel is a natural result. What is the difference between Japanese small architecture and our small architecture? Perhaps it is the elimination of unnecessary spaces as much as possible and the fundamental way of living in a small space has become a...
- Year 2022
- Work started in 2021
- Work finished in 2022
- Status Completed works