21st-century Korea is the most rapidly developing country in Asia, and the trend-sensitive Korean market has been an initial testing spot for global corporations in launching new products. The Korean housing market is also exhibiting a rapid change as it reflects this increasingly consumer-oriented lifestyle. This project will introduce a new possibility of an alternative residential prototype, transforming existing duplex houses to satisfy changing consumer needs.
Built 23 years ago, and abandoned for the last eight years, the key point of remodeling this wrecked duplex house was to blend the two separate units and combine them into a new set with a new space composition. The needs of the client were taken into consideration, and the most applicable space composition was developed.
For the elevation, some of the previous masonry walls were left showing the contrast of “old” and “new” as they blended into each other forming a unique new space. A variety of space division strategies were applied to the “new” wall, allowing the client’s life to seamlessly fit into this “space canvas.”For the design of the facade, digital computation of louver module design was applied to the portion of the facade that corresponds with the interior space..