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Pan-gyo Residence, Pan-gyo, South Korea

Thursday 07 Feb 2013

Making waves in South Korea

Photographs: Yongkwan Kim 
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18/02/13 Dion Seminara, Brisbane
Very unusual design to try to emulate a sea wave. Has stunning internal architecture.
16/02/13 Sy Auerbach, F.A.I.A, CHEVY CHASE
I know nothng of the surrounding neighborhood, but why is there a determination,when designing in a built environment, to NOT maintain its character ? That seems to be a self-serving attitude by the architect. Offensive, it might be ! And if that's part of the story, Wan should have at least one photo of this house in its environmental context !

And isn't it interesting that there are so many photos of the stairways. That seems to be often the case. I guess its the one element of any buildings interior that is the most easily twisted, contorted and manipulated in an "artistic" manner, Hurrah for the stairs. Nuts to all this "ain't I clever" architecture !
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Office 53427 uses HI-MACS panels to realise pure white sculptural residence in Pan-gyo 

A HI-MACS facade has been used for the first time in South Korea by architecture firm Office 53427 as part of a housing project in Pan-gyo. Occupying an area of 300 sq m, the residence has been built within a luxury site of detached houses and has a distinctive organic, asymmetrical shape.

With the client opting to have the house constructed in HI-MACS stone, the residence is a change from the traditional architecture of Korean houses. Speaking of the use of the acrylic stone, Kiwoong Ko, the architect said: “HI-MACS® is one of the materials that has very much appealed to me for some years.

"My experience with this durable material and its excellent thermo-formability properties has been very satisfactory, so I was more than happy to recommend the use of this material for the facade of the Pan-gyo residence.”

Designed to emulate a sea wave, the white facade is set against the exterior green space and wooden terraces. It was only through the use of the HI-MACS stone, which is very mouldable, that the house’s quirky, wavy design could be realised, with it’s protruding windows and square incisions.

The wave motif continues inside the house, with the two-story house containing an elegant organically curving ceiling in the living room. Inside, the use of HI-MACS continues, with built-in furniture and a banister made of both the acrylic stone and glass.

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