Closed house, Open house

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm Location90-6, Ipam-gil, Beomseo-Eup, Ulju-goon, Ulsan, Korea, Republic of
CompanyOn architects Inc.
Lead ArchitectWoongsik Jung

I suggested a house with the “closed but open space”as an alternative that can be both the house and the literary museum. To resolve the client’s anxiety of safety, I suggested a house that would look thoroughly closed from outside. This house has an open interior which is completely different from the outside, with all the spatial partitions removed except for the main room. The interior spaces are defined by the outdoor spaces. Everywhere inside, you can feel the change of overlaid beams of light. The beams of light falling from the sky intersect in the interior space.