Studio: Liverani-Molteni Architetti
Project: Twin Houses
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Category: Private Housing
Credit: Simone Bossi
According to the local city rules, we propose to put the volumes of the 2 buildings one close to the other in order to concentrate it into the center of the plot area. The 2 volumes will have the same “V” shape and a “common” roof.
In plan, the “V” shape opens a big court yard facing the valley. In section, the roof shape makes the 2 volumes one in relation to the other.
The result of this primary decision is that the 2 houses do not face to each other, indeed they do face to the amazing view of the valley. In addition, despite the fact that the 2 plots have a different level of 2 meters, the inverted roofs produce the same front height on both houses.
According to the slope of the ground the “V” shape is not symmetrical, but it is more opened towards the valley in order to achieve the best possible view.
The proposal is based on the same principle but at the end the 2 houses are one different to the other, in order to avoid the repetition of the same building twice and to obtain a certain identity for each one of the houses.
We propose to build 2 houses using one material: bricks. To identify each of the 2 houses we propose to use different colour of bricks, brighter to darker gray ones. The cut in facade towards the courtyards instead is made out of glass and metal frames in order to open all the rooms to the view .
The program is organized in two levels, according to precise geometrical rules, with common rooms at the ground floor and private rooms at the upper level.