Textual content description supplied by the architects. Sumui Home is a renovated artist residence for the ‘Artwork Like Salt’ residency program at Taepyung Salt Farm. The positioning is within the tranquil countryside of the salt farm. The 35-year-old constructing, initially a dormitory for salt farm employees, stood half-ruined alongside a creek and reeds. Whereas changing it to a brand new dwelling for visiting artists, the consumer requested to protect the hint of the outdated constructing as a lot as potential.
The tough and wealthy colours and textures of the area make a deep impression. The salt warehouses over 60 years outdated are lined up alongside the primary street of the salt discipline. The pine wooden cladding of the warehouses, rusted and blackened by the ocean breeze, constitutes the dominant characteristic of the panorama. Impressed by the wooden texture, the outside materials of the brand new constructing was decided to be charred wooden. When deciding on the constructing supplies, it was thought of that the positioning is distant, and the development was to be accomplished by the locals who should not specialists. As such concrete blocks, metal pipes, and plywood had been chosen that are simple to obtain, and workable by hand.
The concrete block partitions hooked up perpendicular to the lengthy 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 high of the prevailing roof. The skinny fringe of the metallic plate is uncovered on each ends of the constructing, which mitigates the heaviness of the amount. In every unit, whereas the unique structure is maintained, a kitchen and a rest room had been added as needed. The window body of 1.6mx1.6m in dimension is protruded outwards to increase the tabletop space.
The lounge is deliberate with two models mixed to accommodate varied occasions comparable to seminars, events, and social gatherings. On the entrance, the outer wall is eliminated and the inside layers of a concrete wall, a metal pipe, and CMUs are uncovered to indicate the hint of the constructing from the previous to the current. The guide curler shade is devised to form string figures by pulling and winding the string round pins whereas opening the shade. The outside gentle fixture and door handles are designed to reinforce the ambiance of the aged constructing and house.
*The identify 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.