Architects: Rieuldorang Atelier
Project: Pool Villa
Architect in Charge: Kim Seongryul
Design Team: Choi changgyu, Park yeonju
Location: Cheongdo-gun, South Korea
Area 188.26 m2
Project Year 2016
Photographs: Yoon Joon Hwan
The client wanted to leave the city with his family and live in the nature, so he asked us for the site near the forest. However, a development plan has been planned around the site to undermine nature and they are in a perplexed situation. In other words, they wanted to live in nature, but it became an ironic situation where nature was lost.
We were saddened by this situation and wanted to find an architectural solution. The method was to paradoxically express the preciousness of nature through architecture. Specifically, we tried to express the meaning of paradox by means of morphological contradiction.
The site is a steep slope with mountains in the back. We did not want to design on the land properly arranged by cutting the ground or build up the soil. The point was to actively use the surrounding natural environment and land while comply with slope of the land and overturns the concept of the building form what people think.
The Pool Villa in the ground, the nature in the house. A house-shaped white shell is the space embrace the nature. The residential space lower than the ground level enables a variety of spatial experiences through the skip floor planning. By reversing the shape of the land and the house, we wanted to think about the relationship between house and nature and notion of form.
It is a general idea that the earth is a space that houses nature, and the house is a space that houses human beings. In order to overturn this idea, we planned the earth as a space for human beings and the house as a space for nature. Then we can think of the following.
“What is it for human beings and what is for nature?”
This is the question of the relationship between man and nature. Through this, we can reconsider the preciousness of nature.