Architects: Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon, D-Werker Architects
Construction: Gaudikorea Co.
Client: Gaudikorea Co.
Location: 114-55, Cugnyeong-ro 45beon-gil, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Levels: 1 Fllor
Total Area: 147.94 sqm
Finishing Materials: Marble Stone
Photographs: Inwoo Yeo
Korea’s distinct four seasons enable a variety of leisure activities. On the other hand, leisure activities concentrated in a specific season inevitably encounter the limitations of the climate.
Pool Villa, one of the most popular accommodation types in Korea, is also experiencing the same problem. It is an accommodation facility built to enjoy water, but if an outdoor pool is installed due to climatic limitations, it cannot be operated in some seasons, and the pool is locked inside and used only inside. However, it can be said that Pool Villa without an external pool to enjoy in full sunlight loses its spatial charm.
With the goal of ‘a pool villa to enjoy the four seasons’, Titicaca presents the form of a Korean-style resort room with a pool inside and outside. In accordance with the characteristics of the season and weather, Titicaca allows you to enjoy water independently from outside and inside. In addition, it is intended to function as a device where various activities can occur by opening the windows inside in certain seasons so that the outside and the inside pool can be used in connection.
Concrete Cavana placed next to the external pool was planned as an architectural device to respond to the Korean climate by replacing the form and material with concrete while maintaining the original function used in the Pool Villa in Southeast Asia. In particular, as an architectural device that blocks snow, rain and strong sunlight in summer, it will act like an audience contemplating the Pool Villa and the surrounding nature.
The exterior from the entrance road excludes windows, considering the functional aspect where privacy is important.
In the courtyard where the pool is located, trees and Concrete Cavana are arranged so that you can enjoy only the distant view while removing the complex daily scenery seen below the mountain.