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This building was designed to house YKH Associates Architects in Seoul, Korea to include at least 40 work-stations, a large conference room, two small conference rooms and two separate offices for two principals and a roof garden.  The site is a small, long rectangular shaped area of 219 Square Meters with a level difference of 4 meters between a 4M-wide road and a 6M-wide road located in the tight residential area of Gangnam Gu, Seoul, Korea. The building code allowed FAR of 200% and maximum site coverage of 60%; there was an additional building code requiring a diagonal sun-light path on northern side for neighbors. 

© Jeongkyu Lee

Architects: YKH Associates

Location: 55-2 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Lead Architect: Tae Sun Hong

Team: Soyeon Kim, Jaeho Shin, Daejung Sang, Seho Lee, Jongmin Lee, Yeongmuk Bak, Yongki Kim

Area: 556.26 m2

Project Year: 2017

Photographs: Jeongkyu Lee, Jaechul Yu

Structure Engineer: Harmony Engineering

Hvac Engineer: Samyoung Engineering

Electrical Engineer: SMTEC Engineering

Fire Safety Engineer: Naksaeng Fire Safety

Client: Soyeon Kim, Donghoon DOS

Budget: 850,000 USD

© Jeongkyu Lee

Text description provided by the architects. This building was designed to house YKH Associates Architects in Seoul, Korea to include at least 40 work-stations, a large conference room, two small conference rooms and two separate offices for two principals and a roof garden.  The site is a small, long rectangular shaped area of 219 Square Meters with a level difference of 4 meters between a 4M-wide road and a 6M-wide road located in the tight residential area of Gangnam Gu, Seoul, Korea. The building code allowed FAR of 200% and maximum site coverage of 60%; there was an additional building code requiring a diagonal sun-light path on northern side for neighbors. 
© Jaechul Yu

With a very limited funding available, we were trying to plan a maximum allowable area within the legal boundary; we chose a simple box format with a minimum number of openings to reduce the construction cost.  Our aim was to build the most cost-efficient building with ?landmark? quality; rather than inserting a simple vertical stair, we chose a wraparound stair for fire escape as well as for our staffs to move efficiently.  This exterior staircase connects the entire building and outer skin of the stair was clad with the same brick with a solid-void pattern to allow the air circulation.  This method allowed a lesser maintenance cost by reducing the interior space as well as a tighter security control by floors.

Mass Process Diagram

In order for the building to have an ?old & solemn presence? despite its simple shape, we chose used-antique white bricks to clad the entire building including the staircase.  Over 80,000 bricks were washed and ground from the factory an...
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