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Contemporary Villa Troojet, South Korea

Korean interior designers and architects AND (Architecture of Novel Differentiation) have created the Villa Troojet project. Completed in 2010, the contemporary property can be found in Gyeonggido, South Korea.

According to the architects: “The house is situated in a small valley in a mountainous area near Seoul in Korea. While the valley slopes upward, series of houses intermittently continue facing a three metre wide road. Instead of making walls or fences towards the road, the contemporary Korean 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.

“The contemporary property belongs to a couple who enjoy rural life but work in the city. The Korean property is on the small size, but at the same time, it’s a house that entails rich stories. The owners are in contact with the land like farmers, however they also like nature  tourists.

“Gradually lifted landscape of the mountainous topography becomes a floating mass over a little stream. The contemporary Kroean property 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 seamless.”

Images courtesy of Byun Jong Suk.

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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November 25, 2012 | Property | View comments

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