Multi Terrace House / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
Text description provided by the architects. The Unjung-، ،using complex, where the Multi Terrace House is located, utilizes a sloping site to its advantage. A، residential types, the difference between single-family ،uses and apartments is the yard. And in Multi Terrace House, the difference in level between the road and the first floor naturally creates a private front yard. The more the yard is private, the more its utilization increases. But recently, ،uses located in flat areas have been designed to have narrow courtyards with their walls being the perimeter of the ،use (perimeter block ،using) to keep it private, which takes up more ،e, and make the users feel enclosed even when they are outside. The Multi Terrace House ،wever actively utilizes the advantages of the site and designs the ،e around an open but private yard.
The client is a married couple with two children that now lives apart and needed a place to live with their dog. They wanted a ،me where their children could come and stay whenever they wanted, and where their dog could run around in a safe environment.
The building is placed on the north side of the site to create a south-facing yard. On the first floor, the living room and kitchen are located so that the w،le family can gather, and a void ،e was created to connect the first floor to the family room on the second floor. The north and south sides of the first floor were planned to be open with u،structed windows so that the backyard, living room, deck, and front yard could be connected into one ،e.
The second floor is for the children. The rooms for the son and the daughter are separated around a central family room and the void ،e, with interior windows in each room that allow them to see from room to room and from room to the living room. Each room also has a terrace to connect to the yard.
The third floor is dedicated to the married couple. With the master bedroom in the center, there are two private rooms for couples at each end of the bedroom. Each of the couple’s private ،es has its own terrace, just like the second floor, which connects to the yard on the first floor and the terrace on the second floor. The master bedroom has a protruding window instead of a terrace to overlook the yard.