Built on a luxury site of detached houses on a corner lot of around 300 m², its organic, asymmetrical shape flows around a green space and wooden terraces. Its snow-white walls emerge from a wooden base like a petrified sea wave, with the foam expressed by the perforation of the façade.
During the draft phase, the architect Kiwoong Ko presented to the client three façade materials – wood, brick and the Hi-Macs acrylic stone – but the final, surprising effect in shaping such a way the façade and the building’s volume could be obtained only by using this new material. The extraordinary mouldability of Hi-Macs enabled Kiwoong Ko to produce his innovative design, with windows that protrude from the façade and square incisions.
The building is entered through a glass front on the south side of the ground floor, via a vestibule. Here the masterly design is already evident. With its rounded corners which resemble a piece of furniture, the vestibule divides an open space into a living area and a kitchen-dining area.
The architect continued his consistent use of the material into the furnishings. The built-in furniture in the living room, the open-plan kitchen with an island, and the banister of the sculptural staircase leading from the living area to the upper floor, are all made of Hi-Macs.
The curving staircase, the banister of which is made of Hi-Macs and glass, leads to the first floor which contains a suite comprising a dressing room, a spacious bedroom and two bathrooms. There is also a family den, which explains the organically curving ceiling in the living area, as it is made up of two levels connected by a staircase, with the upper level providing access to a roof terrace.
Project: Office 53427
Manufacture: Daemyung ATM
Material: Hi-Macs® S28 Alpine White
Photo: Yongkwan Kim