Project: House B
Architect: 100 A Partner
Location: Namyangju-Si, South Korea
Area: 3,347 sf
Photo by: Yadah
House B by 100 A Associates
From the first moment you see it, you will know that the Rumah B project by 100 A Partner will be interesting. These are some of the houses located in the small village of Namyangju-si in South Korea. Placed among other residential houses, on a plot open to rural views, the B ‘House project includes two compact buildings that contrast with each other based on color. Inside, they display minimalist layout and luxurious modern furniture.
There is a small village in Namyangju-si. It is not a large village with large residential houses, but similar to small villages from our childhood memories of holidays. This village is not inhabited by young people, but with parents. It is not only elders who make time pass slowly, but building construction may have to do with it. Bored with life and health problems, homeowners flock to this village and hope to live with their parents here.
As we move towards the residential space project, we aim to provide a residential space for justice and believe that we need to provide a different perspective than as designers and constructors. Because residential spaces are created and planned by residential owners, it is very important for us to consider their lifestyle, preferences, and background. In the end, it is the housing owner who will spend the future in these houses, so at 100A we will give up designer egoism that does not need to meet the needs of the homeowner.
To achieve this, we try to arrange meetings with homeowners in their personal locations such as their current offices or homes. We are determined to have honest conversations in shared spaces that will make homeowners comfortable. We can also observe lighting, furniture, bicycles, painting, and other artifacts in their lives to find out more about their lives. .
At the beginning of this special project, we visited the houses of both residents and their parents. They both differ in style, but are similar in the way they live their daily lives. Because of the difference in style, the owner’s house is very simple while the parents’ house is very luxurious, but both are well organized and clean. It was very clean so it was hard to believe that people actually lived there. “The living room is very neat, is this a model house?” we asked the owner of the house, but he said it was influenced by his mother. As I was growing up, he was accustomed to seeing how well his mother looked after things that were disorganized, I didn’t feel comfortable. Come to think of it, a place where parents only have what they basically need.
The 3 main points that we focused on this project are: how to maintain the lifestyle preferences of these two houses, how to shape these two houses naturally, and how to maintain privacy in both houses. The main concern is how interior design not only keeps the style and preferences intact, but also maintains distance and alliance. To do this, we guard the lawn in the middle with the two common spaces facing each other. While the bedroom and bathroom are kept on the farther side of each other. Also, the height distribution between the owner’s room and the parent’s room is about 1 floor. Finally, the front gate and entrance are connected by a bridge for easy access.
House no.1 _ minimal & edge
“I want our house to be an art gallery”
The owner of the residence lives in all white spaces. The living room is also minimalist, so there shouldn’t be chaos. With high ceilings (3.5 m), long windows visible in a narrow kitchen, lighting the walls in the bedroom, the space feels thick and open. Seeing the structure of their parents who were seen across the yard facing the front window, it was as if their parents’ house was another piece of art that was visible from their home. A trapdoor for some privacy is also a place. Adjacent to the inside of the living room is a small room for a bed and a cupboard, and an office for mothers who provide entrances to the bathroom and bedroom. Downstairs is another office where the husband can use to study and become a big part of the daily lifestyle.
House no.2 _ minimal & classic
‘I want to bring my parents’ furniture. The furniture must match the interior ‘
There is a lot of thought put into the room with parents. At the second meeting with the parents of the landlord, the first thing that caught our attention was the elegant and magnificent furnishings they had. Installation of this furniture in an apartment does not go hand in hand. It feels as if the furniture is trapped in a small area. The task at hand is to let beautiful furniture breathe and flow freely in open spaces. By adding bold colors, and a few finishing touches, the furniture can be used according to its potential.
The common room of the first floor is given a high ceiling (6m), and dark colors are used for the background of furniture so that beautiful designs can be highlighted and notified. The shape and size of the ceiling and living room windows plus the location of the long front window window are in context. High and high windows are intended so that the two houses look at each other easily. The windows in the kitchen and the island kitchen allow moms to see the 4 seasons change as if it were an art painting. A crystal chandelier faces the dining table on the first floor to add a classic touch and transition to the second floor. The second floor has an office for the father overlooking the courtyard and the rooms.
–100 A Partner