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Le skinny house sono micro moduli abitativi, raramente superiori ai 30 metri quadrati, facilmente rintracciabili in contesti urbani caratterizzati da elevate densità di spazi costruiti. Che sia dettata dai costi di acquisto del terreno su cui costruire, dalla cultura e dalle abitudini dell’abitare dal desiderio di compattezza, le skinny house sono diventate sempre più popolari in Giappone. Read More
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.