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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
11/01/2019

stpmj, five-floor one-family house in Seoul (South Korea)

 
Designed by the firm stpmj, founded by Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim and working from offices in New York and Seoul, this vertical house rises on a small plot of land in the densely populated South Korean capital. The program stacks different zones in accordance with the needs of the five members of the family: a couple and three daughters. Clad in red-toned bricks, the building is defined by the curved lines that form the cantilever of the garage, the slanting wall that starts on the fourth floor where there is a large terrace, and the openings of different sizes on each elevation, which form lattices on the south facade. The first level is occupied by a furniture-making workshop and a play room; the second contains communal spaces like the living room, the kitchen, and the dining room; the third accommodates the master bedroom and the room of the youngest child; the fourth has a bedroom and a bath; and on the fifth is the room of the eldest daughter.
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