Ongpo House / Jegong Architects

Ongpo house, south korea / jegong architects
Photograph © Joon hwan Yoon

This weekend house in Jeju Island is located in a small seashore village named Ongpo whose meaning is a harbor shaped like porcelain vase. Unlike many seashore villages in Jeju Island which have transformed touristic spots for the past decades, Ongpo village has eluded this development and remained as a typical seashore village.

Ongpo house, south korea / jegong architects
Photograph © Joon hwan Yoon

Most building type in Ongpo is a 1-storey house except few warehouses at harbor for fishing industry. In spite of these generic architectures, Ongpo village has many beautiful alleys thanks to the basalt stone wind protection perimeter wall of each house.

Ongpo house, south korea / jegong architects
Photograph © Joon hwan Yoon

The form of this weekend house is a direct interpretation of house architectures at Ongpo village which are either traditional stone wall structure houses with gable roof or concrete houses with flat rooftop. We hope this house with 2nd floor recessed not to stand out among the houses at Ongpo. The sanding processed surface of exterior exposed concrete wall inspired by nearby warehouse wall dilapidated by strong sea wind, was chosen also for the same intention.

Ongpo house, south korea / jegong architects
Photograph © Joon hwan Yoon

This house has no space dividing walls between rooms except toilet and bathroom. This idea came from the client who wanted one inside space like a tent where family members share the space.

Project Details:
Location: Ongpo-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Type: Residential Houses
Site Area: 359.00 sqm
Building Area: 122.61 sqm
Gross floor Area: 158.81 sqm
Architects: Jegong Architects
Photographs: Joon hwan Yoon

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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