Villa Topoject

by AND
Villa Topoject AND

The house is located in a small valley in a mountainous area near Seoul, Korea. While the valley slopes upward, series of houses intermittently continue facing a 3 meter wide road. Instead of making walls or fences towards the road, the house gently lifts up the topography to form private spaces inside. The house opens up toward the south view and a small creek running along the side.
It is a home for a couple who wants to enjoy rural life while still commuting to the city. It is a small house, but at the same time, a house that entails rich stories. The residents are in contact with land like farmers; also, they observe nature like tourists.
Gradually lifted landscape of the mountainous topography becomes a floating mass over a little stream. Villa Topoject rejects the dichotomy of object building versus landscape building. It is a mutant born as a hybrid of the two kinds, and it focuses on the transformation process between the two typologies.
The boundary of the site is pulled in as the topography becomes an object, creating semi private outdoor spaces. The private living spaces are formed inside. The continuous exterior spaces meet the interior spaces at all levels adding compact, yet rich spatial qualities. The boundary between exterior and interior, land and building, subject and object becomes ambiguous.

Photos by: Byun Jong Suk

  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND
  • Villa Topoject AND

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • SF House

    SF House

    A 600-square-meter project planned for a couple and their two teenage children, in Londrina, Brazil, came through an acclivitous terrain allocated in three floors.
    The firs...

  • 4.5×20 House

    4.5×20 House

    This house was designed for a young family with one children and grand mother, located in Van Phu new urban area in Ha Noi, Vietnam.
    The existing design is boring (like thou...

  • Oakpass Residence

    Oakpass Residence

    10 surprisingly narrow columns raise the home, which resembles a sleek modernist box wrapped in floor to ceiling glass, 12 feet above the ground.
    The house is an example of ...

  • House in Nikaia

    House in Nikaia

    The new trend in green architecture is Passive Solar Building Design. In this design, building is equipped with materials and technologies which can collect solar energy during win...

  • The North Beach House

    The North Beach House

    The design brief called for a very low-impact, easy to maintain summer home that provides necessary programmatic functions with minimum distractions from the land and the view. The...

  • Donoso – Smith House

    Donoso – Smith House

    The request was not direct with the owners, it was commissioned by a commercial developer who wanted a residence that would accommodate a range of spatial needs yet stand apart fro...

  • House on the Marsh

    House on the Marsh

    Prague-based studio A1 Architects has designed the House on the Marsh. Completed in January 2011, this two story contemporary home is located in Janov, one of the smallest towns in...

  • Thomas Eco-House

    Thomas Eco-House

    Location
    The Thomas Eco-House is located on an 11 Acre site in the Cascade foothills 0f Washington State.  The house sits at the crown of a hill bordering on forestry lands...

  • Strathmoor House

    Strathmoor House

    The Strathmoor House is located on a gently sloped parcel in the area devastated by the 1991 Oakland firestorm. When we began the design process in 1996, the area was only partiall...

  • Expresion Transversal

    Expresion Transversal

    Spanish interior designer Susanna Cots has designed the interior of this apartment located in Barcelona, Spain, for a couple of book lovers. More projects by Susanna Cots ...

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.