Textual content material description provided by the architects. Sumui House is a renovated artist residence for the ‘Paintings Like Salt’ residency program at Taepyung Salt Farm. The positioning is throughout the tranquil countryside of the salt farm. The 35-year-old establishing, initially a dormitory for salt farm workers, stood half-ruined alongside a creek and reeds. Whereas altering it to a model new dwelling for visiting artists, the buyer requested to guard the trace of the outdated establishing as rather a lot as potential.
The powerful and rich colors and textures of the world make a deep impression. The salt warehouses over 60 years outdated are lined up alongside the first road of the salt self-discipline. The pine picket cladding of the warehouses, rusted and blackened by the ocean breeze, constitutes the dominant attribute of the panorama. Impressed by the picket texture, the skin supplies of the model new establishing was determined to be charred picket. When deciding on the establishing provides, it was considered that the positioning is distant, and the event was to be completed by the locals who shouldn’t specialists. As such concrete blocks, metallic pipes, and plywood had been chosen which might be easy to acquire, and workable by hand.
The concrete block partitions connected perpendicular to the prolonged entrance facade add vertical rhythm to the elevation dominated by a horizontal line whereas supporting the lateral load of the roof. Corrugated metallic plates are added on excessive of the prevailing roof. The thin fringe of the metallic plate is uncovered on every ends of the establishing, which mitigates the heaviness of the quantity. In each unit, whereas the distinctive construction is maintained, a kitchen and a bathroom had been added as wanted. The window physique of 1.6mx1.6m in dimension is protruded outwards to extend the tabletop area.
The lounge is deliberate with two fashions blended to accommodate assorted events corresponding to seminars, occasions, and social gatherings. On the doorway, the outer wall is eradicated and the within layers of a concrete wall, a metallic pipe, and CMUs are uncovered to point the trace of the establishing from the earlier to the present. The information roller shade is devised to type string figures by pulling and winding the string spherical pins whereas opening the shade. The surface light fixture and door handles are designed to strengthen the ambiance of the aged establishing and home.
*The determine Sumui (ㅅㅡㅁㅡㅣ) is a newly coined Korean phrase that mimics the shapes of the pitched roof, the eave, the sq. window frames, and the vertical CMU partitions.