A Korean tradition in a modern architectural style for the hyper-dynamic GA ON JAI villa
A Korean tradition in a modern architectural style for the hyper-dynamic GA ON JAI villa

GA ON JAI: An ecological space which follows the natural lines of the landscape where it is immersed; an introverted architecture which focuses on interiors, while at the same time it protects from pollution and the intrusiveness of the outside world; a dynamic living space which absorbs the surrounding mountain landscape

These are the client's requests of IROJE KHM Architects, which responds by bringing back the Korean architectural culture expressed in a worldly language, and creates GA ON JAI, a villa, in the expo-town of GangNam, with ever-changing and organic patterns, with original and innovative paths, which hosts in its heart a protected and lush green oasis

A Korean tradition in a modern architectural style for the hyper-dynamic GA ON JAI villa

The architectural elements that compose the villa can be identified with 3 words of the traditional Korean language, affirming its strong indigenous cultural identity: "MADANG", the typical inner courtyard that solves the request of an introverted space that overlooks an open, livable, healthy and green heart

A Korean tradition in a modern architectural style for the hyper-dynamic GA ON JAI villa

"RU" brings back the traditional concept of an oriented architecture, where paths are guided by the shape of the space allowing for a space-rich and dynamic environment which captures internal and external visual highlights; "CHEOMA" the typical Korean cantilevered roof is revived in this architecture and is depicted in modern terms in a floating technology and ambitiously fluid shapes. A concrete wall with an oval decorative pattern evokes the traditional stone wall, reminiscent of the past

A Korean tradition in a modern architectural style for the hyper-dynamic GA ON JAI villa

All of GA ON JAI's interior and exterior spaces are arranged along "dramatic" and unexpected paths that are dictated by the architecture itself. An idea of IROJE KHM Architects in order to render this architecture a never-ending source of inspiration and with enjoyable and unusual walks

A Korean tradition in a modern architectural style for the hyper-dynamic GA ON JAI villa

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