The Namyangju Detached Residence / SMxL Architects
“A Residence Containing A Panorama, A Residence Inside A Panorama”
The Namyangju Detached Residence was constructed by a newlywed couple as their first residence after they started their family. It’s situated on a slender piece of land amidst the mountains, giving the impression of a hermitage or a snug hut nestled throughout the hills when seen from afar. Whatever the emergence of rural housing complexes and splendid villas shut by, the speedy atmosphere of the house keep enveloped by dense bushes, making a serene and intimate forest-like ambiance. The tranquil and picturesque setting is definitely distinctive for a detached dwelling positioned throughout the coronary coronary heart of the city.
The buyer’s alternative was for a single-story dwelling, with a specific want for 3 rooms to accommodate future children and a rooftop yard solely accessible to relations. Nonetheless, meeting these requirements whereas sustaining a single-floor construction supplied challenges. Whereas it was doable to allocate all three rooms on the underside diploma, this resulted in smaller areas all via the house, no matter maximizing the obtainable developing house. In its place decision, two rooms, a entrance room, a kitchen, and a rest room have been positioned on the first flooring, with one room situated beneath the sloping roof as an attic. To create a cosy attic home, the naturally gabled roof type was adopted, and a flat roof was designed over the precept mattress room to accommodate a rooftop courtyard.
The house may be divided into 4 main areas: public exterior home, private exterior home, public inside home, and private inside home.
Firstly, most of the people exterior home encompasses an entrance yard the place friends can entry the house and park their autos. A vacant lot is equipped for parking sooner than coming into the house, performing as a buffer zone between the freeway and the property. Surrounding the yard, a concrete wall of varied heights shields the house from the view of passersby on the sloped freeway. This wall embraces the yard, serving as a defending barrier whereas defining the boundaries between the house site and the freeway.
Upon coming into by the use of the doorway door, one is greeted by the lounge, the primary public inside home. The lounge comprises a gabled roof design, guaranteeing a spacious ceiling high. Huge south-facing dwelling home windows provide breathtaking views, whereas elevated dwelling home windows to the north allow glimpses of the forest behind, along with cross-ventilation. The absence of partitions separating the kitchen fosters an open thought, providing a manner of spaciousness and allowing the family to benefit from the kitchen as a generous communal home.
Throughout the kitchen, a horizontally prolonged window is situated alongside the sink on the east facet, connecting it to the lounge. Furthermore, a folding door on the south facet opens to reveal a strong view, creating an opportunity for outdoor consuming on the terrace. When completely opened, the folding door permits for the enlargement of the within home onto the doorway terrace. It options as a folding show, mixing the encircling environment with the altering seasons, and supplies the chance of extending the within home to the skin all through favorable local weather circumstances.
Transferring from the lounge and kitchen to the pores and skin, one arrives on the terrace, a private exterior home. This terrace presents the family with the possibility to intimately engage with the encircling environment, serving as an outdoor house that seamlessly extends the within home. To spice up its efficiency, a concrete bench is positioned on one facet for seating, whereas a concrete flower mattress permits for tree planting and supplies aesthetic enchantment.
Passing by the use of the lounge and shifting alongside the hallway, one enters the non-public inside home, which in the mean time incorporates a small room and the principle bed room, serving as an space for the buyer’s hobbies. Every rooms perform giant south-facing dwelling home windows, providing entry to the terrace. To verify privateness, a small courtyard is positioned between the precept room and the rest room, allowing the family to benefit from glimpses of nature whereas sustaining a manner of seclusion.
In the middle of the hallway, a staircase ends in the attic. Hidden by a sliding door, this staircase grants entry to the attic home. To create a manner of openness whatever the comparatively low ceiling high, a skylight is positioned on the upper part of the attic, allowing ample daylight via the day and providing a view of the night sky when lying on the bottom. Residence home windows connecting the attic to the lounge and kitchen permits seen communication between relations on fully completely different ranges.
On one facet of the attic, a door ends in the rooftop yard, an outdoor home solely reserved for the family. Positioned above the precept room, the rooftop yard comprises a extreme balustrade wall and an open frame-like opening, resembling a picture physique, which creates a further dramatic view of the encircling panorama. The frame-like opening supplies a novel perspective, allowing the family to have a look at the environment as if it have been solely produced for his or her enjoyment, free from the gaze of outsiders.