A Shape Created by Space To accommodate the demands of the first two questions, the frontality is directed to the eastern ocean and the building is designed as a waterside gallery that has approximately 5m width, surrounding a water space placed in the center. With a focus on the ease of construction, the gallery is made of a polygonal shape, thereby generating spatial diversity and the waterside shape of the building.
Forming Relations between Nature and Artificiality The water space that sits at the center of the gallery is to serve as a mediating and transitional space, which creates a borrowed landscape with the sea, contains the sky and connects the artificial space with the surrounding environment. The sizes and placement of vertical structural walls are adjusted to form relations and create various scenes, for zooming in and out on the near and distant views around the pine woods and nearby buildings.
A Space for Rest Cafès are generally inward spaces where people drink tea, chat, and often engage in small meetings or study, whereas this cafè project provides a space for rest that relaxes our body and mind by extending our gaze far outside through an active architectural intervention. By minimizing and simplifying decoration and finishing, the project increases the focus on conforming to nature externally and communicating with nature internally.
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Project Name : [EARNEST CAPE] The Hill where the sky and the sea take a break Location : 11, Ganjeolgot 2-gil, Seosaeng-myoen, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, Korea Use : Commercial Facility Site Area : 2,340㎡ Building Area : 339.69㎡ Structure : RC Exterior Finish : Exposed concrete Interior Finish : Exposed concrete Design Period : Aug.2015 - Feb.2016 (7months) Construction Period : Feb.2016 - Apr.2017 (15months) Project Architect : Jaemin YOON, Hyukhyu SHIN JMY architects Design Team : Wihwan CHOI Collaborator-S : MOA Structure Collaborator-M : HL Consulting Engineers Collaborator-E : Daewon Pobis Client : Individual Construction : Osung Construction Graphic designer : Social graphics Photographer : Joonhwan Yoon