Cheongun House by Tectonics Lab in Seoul
Architect: Tectonics Lab + Hyundai Kim (Ewha Womans University)
Location: Seoul (KR)
Nonetheless, the new building was to retain a memory of the old one. The architects from Tectonics Lab have translated this wish into a nine-square grid, a traditional typology still found in the architecture of East Asia. The new house symbolizes an abstract, ideal space: its symmetrical arrangement is a significant precondition for the actual spatial structure. For an academic concerned with education and research, the symmetry of the house, which is also used as a research institute, represents harmony and clarity.