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[5X17] Daecheong-dong Small House // JMY architects

Busan, South Korea

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[5×17] Daecheong-dong Small House, Busan Korea, 2014A residential building with 5m wide and 17m height discovers new possibility and expandability in suburb housingThe project is to introduce new possibility of small scale housing and expandability of human life as an alternative method for suburb area vitalization against large scale development projects such as new town developments.

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The site which was formed in the era of Japanese occupation is of 5m wide and 12m deep, and of narrow rectangle shape facing north. This project is about discovery and utilization of inevitably derived space which can’t find any meaningful architectural alternatives away from legal or physical limit caused by regulations of parking, direct evacuation stairs and micro close proximity to neighbor buildings.

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The building consists of the ground floor with commercial area, the 1st floor with community area, and the upper floors of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th with housing facilities, and it is a new urban housing and community complex which covers from economic activities to living and urban leisure activities.

Narrow site condition:
The site is of 5m wide along the main street and 12m deep, and of small area with 66㎡.

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It had inherited difficulties to construct parking space and direct evacuation stairs connected to the commercial district. Therefore it was vital to utilize the derived space from the limited environment condition with North faced with form and micro close proximity to neighbor buildings.Expanded space of living:The building provides a new urban housing and community complex.

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While the project originally started with a request to renovate a two storey commercial facility, it ended up being expanded as a complex facility having a commercial area as a main income resource for the client on the ground floor, a community area on the 1st floor as a gathering space for local people and housing programs on the upper floors of 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors.

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The building suggests expandability of its program from economic activities to living and urban leisure activities.Space as a medium:The project promotes space as a medium for urban life where life expands toward the city and city life merges into one building.Condensation of time:It is studied in the project a way to bring back the life time of 60 years old client who abandoned the life of suburb area and left for the new town 30 years ago.The old new scene:The project explores the potential of forming a new cityscape in human scale which was set in the era of Japanese occupation, against desolating urban environment due to large scale urban developments.Vertical alleys:It offers and interesting and cool circulation by space forming of vertical circulation that encourages a communication with neighbors though its narrow and meandering shape.

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Challenges to the limit of local construction: The project challenged the limit of local construction which faced technical limit and difficulties to establish a quality access due to the very narrow site condition.|Architecture scheme|Project Name: [5X17] Daecheong-dong Small HouseLocation: 23-10, Daecheong-dong 2, Jung-gu, Busan, KoreaUse: Detached house, Commercial buildingSite Area: 69.40㎡Building Area: 52.14㎡Total Floor Area: 192.67㎡Bldg.

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Coverage Ratio: 75.13%Gross Floor Ratio: 277.62%Building Scope: 5FStructure: RCExterior Finish: Exposed concrete, ZincInterior Finish: Exposed concreteDesign Period: 2013.04 – 2014.04Construction Period: 2013.06 – 2014.06 (1year)Project Architect: Jaemin YoonDesign Team: Hyukhyu Shin, Kwangjae Ryu, Minji Kim, Eunji Choi, Yeonjung Lee, Seongmin Lee, Jinsoo KimCollaborator-S: MOA StructureCollaborator-M: HL Consulting EngineersCollaborator-E: WookdongbangjaeClient: IndividualConstruction: CS ConstructionInterior Construction: Site peopleGraphic Design: Social GraphicsPhotographer: Joonhwan Yoon.

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