Location: Gwangju, South Korea
Site size: 8,500 square feet
Project size: 2,800 square feet
Program: The architects built this small, two-floor house with the goal of preserving an old-fashioned way of life during a time of rapid change in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district, as city planning ushered in new construction.
Solution: Willow House is composed of two volumes on a tight site, one C-shaped and the other rectangular, both with single-pitched roofs. The C-shaped volume is wrapped around an open court, with public living spaces grouped on one side and the private ones on the other. The rectangular volume, a guest house, fills in the open end of the site. Upstairs, on the second floor, is another bedroom.
Construction and materials: The structure of the building is reinforced concrete with brick cladding, Ipe wood trim, and standing-seam zinc roofing.
Client: Sangok Lee
Completion date: December 2017
42, Nonhyeon-ro 26-gil
Republic of Korea/ 02-576-2753
EN Structure, Sungdo Engineering
Landscape: Studio KnL