Vía: Yoap Architects.
‘White edge on brick’ is the small mixed-use building with five separate rental housing units and a two-story owner’s house and a retail space on the ground floor. The site for this project is located in a little old planned town, which is a part of the verge of the capital city, Seoul. As the continuous growth of the city, the boundary of Seoul is changing and the town is being redeveloped.
The client of this project dreamed to have his two-story house for various indoor and outdoor activities like a penthouse above the rental spaces. The architects suggested dissimilar colors, textures and materials of the façade to reflect two different purpose – rental or own space – on the street view. Furthermore, the combination of disparate shapes – classical brick box for economical rental residences, and trendy white trapezoid for distinctive luxurious house – consequentially maximizes their own program properties.