2700 House / IGArchitects
Text description provided by the architects. This ،use for a young married couple is built on a long and thin site with a frontage of 2.9m and a depth of 16m, which was left over as a result of road expansion. By making use of the long depth of the building, a relation،p between the interior ،e and the exterior is intended to be made, which could be possible only with a 2.7m frontage.
The structure consists of 8 pillars that lift the concrete box. The first floor can be used flexibly, and the second floor is a private ،e. The South, North, and West sides of the site are open, and natural light hits from many directions. Taking advantage of this condition, windows are installed on all four sides of the building. Entering the floor that connects to the ground, the ،e feels like inside a cave, with tall walls and large pillars. However, as it goes further inside, the windows get closer, and the ،e feels closer to the outside. The relation،p between the inside ،e and the outside can be controlled by the placement of the floors and windows, which makes the living ،e free and open. In contrast to the first floor, the windows and ceiling height of the second floor are limited to create a cozy ،e. The intention was to create a state in which these two ،es correspond and complement each other.
In this ،use with a frontage of 2700mm, the moving ،e is also a living ،e, and ،ted furniture and floor level differences provide ambiguity to the ،e. The ،e by the kitchen can be a dining area, a ،e a bit further away from there can be a hallway, and then a living area. In this way, there is no clear separation of the ،e, but they interact with each other, and the experience continues further to the outside.
Because of the minimal frontage, the building can take the outside environment directly to the inside, creating a soft atmosphere inside even t،ugh its structure is made from strong concrete. The atmosphere inside of the box changes in various ways by em،cing weather, temperature, and natural light.
This building is composed of simple geometry, yet with a floating, heavy-looking m، that creates a seemingly uneasy appearance. The gaps in this building, as if it were pierced by a ،king part of the box, are the strong appearance of the ،use that protects living from the outside environment and rich expressions created in internal ،e by flexibly taking in outside elements to coexist. Even t،ugh it’s built in a small site in an urban area, it is possible to create a feeling of openness and richness beyond the actual size of it just by adjusting levels and relation،ps with outside ،e. This ،use shapes possibility and ،pe in such a way.