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Diaspora by L’EAU DESIGN


Design: Kim Dong-jin / L’EAU DESIGN
Design Team : Ju Ik-hyeon, Song Jung-eun, Kim Min-ji, Bilikai
Location: Yeoncheon, Korea
Purpose: House
Land Area: 1330.00§³
Building Area: 199.11§³
Gross Floor Area: 199.11§³
Story: 1F
Height: 6.5M
Building to Land Ratio: 14.97%
Floor Area Ratio: 14.97%
Structure: Reinforced Concrete (RC)
Exterior Finishing: Cedar shake, Brick
Interior Finishing: Wooden floor, Tile, Paint
Construction: E-eco construction
Structural engineer: SDM Structural engineers
Mechanical engineer: Sung-Shin Mechanical engineers
Electrical engineer: Kuk-dong Electrical engineers
Design Period: 2017.01~2017.06
Completion Date: 2017.06~2018.02
Photographer: Kyungsub Shin

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About Kim Dong Jin 

Architect D.P.L.G.
President of L’EAU DESIGN Co., Ltd. Laboratory of Environment Architecture Urbanism
Professor of the Graduate School of Architectural engineering Hong-ik University

Kim dong-jin studies architecture in Hongik, Seoul, and in Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, becoming an Architect DPLG. He has worked at SAC (Seoul Architects Consultants) INTERNATIONAL, LTD. in Seoul. He is the President of L’EAU DESIGN Co., Ltd. Laboratory of Environment Architecture Urbanism, and is a professor of Hongik University.

His major works include “Bati-ㄹ“, ”Scarlet Terre house”, “Ohryu High School Renovation”, “Iridescent cloud”, “RSM Design Studio-Official Space”, “Newyork Gana Gallery” and etc. He has received Seoul Metropolitan Government Architecture Awards in 2007, Korea, Awards of the Korean Institute of Architects in 2008, 1st Young Architect Awards in 2008.

An Alternative Life for the Immigrant Community.

‘Diaspora’ has the meaning of national dispersion or separation in its etymology. It also refers to the residing place and community where the members of an ethnic group have scattered across different parts of the world and formed a village.

In modern society, the words ‘returning from farming and home’ are frequently appearing. This is because a new form of ‘emotional diaspora’ is appearing as returnees migrate their home ground in search of another life.

The houses of these villages must free from the enumerative duplication of the standardized residential units and must be formed in a communal arrangement where the houses, which have included the unique lifestyle of those who have lived their lives are in harmony with each other’s variety.

Yeoncheon Diaspora is based on autonomy and flexibility in placement in order to respect each other’s life, but it takes into account the local characteristics of the site. Set a constant gable slope appropriate to the climate characteristics and arrange the arrangement axis so that the village community facing the panoramic view of Mt. Gam-ak shares the landscape together.

The gable volumes are placed depending on the function of the room and considering the direction. The full volumes are partially taken out and filed with void space, inserting nature into it, creating a primitive. Later, necessary rooms are added to the volume to create a generative structure that is modifiable over time.