Songpa Micro-Housing in Seoul which won a BSA/AIA Unbuilt Architecture Award earlier this year is currently under construction. As an example of an emerging and important building type, the project seeks to demonstrate that micro-units are not a compromised type of housing but can instead provide new creative ways of dwelling. New shared spaces will … [continue]
The structure for SsD's 'Cloud' has been installed at the Heyri Art Valley. 'Cloud' is an interactive light/sound sculpture that will react to people's movement as well as dynamic weather patterns. Like an actual cloud, it reveals atmospheric qualities that are usually invisible to the eye. Although the skeletal structure seems relatively straigtforward, all the … [continue]→
The stairs and railing of the ‘super core’ have been installed at White Block. This main vertical core of the building allows the varied gallery spaces a sense of interior intensity while simultaneously linking them to the exterior topographic condition. As one progressively moves through a series of volumes, one is reoriented toward the immediate environment. As all … [continue]→
The curved glass entry has been installed at the White Block Gallery. A shallow curve that includes glass pivot doors is difficult to achieve. Some doubted it could be done at all, but we pushed for it and the fabricator ended up even surprising themselves. Signalling entry within an otherwise taut building skin, the geometry is a precursor … [continue]→
In the early hours of dawn, fog descends often in the Heyri Art Valley. The curtain wall installation of the White Block Gallery nears completion: The fritted glass pattern works in many different ways – as the environment dynamically changes, the way the building is perceived also shifts.
The glazing at White Block Gallery is nearing completion. We are very excited about our custom fritted glass pattern which encloses all of the transparent parts of the building. Seemingly simple, the gradation works in multiple different ways: It shades the space during the warmer summer months while allowing in the low winter sun for passive heating. It also … [continue]→
We started the New Years at Heyri by unwrapping what seemed like a giant, building-sized present: Due to the harshest winter in Korea in 30 years, the Gallery White Block has been completely covered for the last 6 weeks and work has been delayed. And just like opening a holiday gift we were at first incredulous, eager and … [continue]→
The Hidden Fortune House is a a 350 square foot addition to an existing historic residence. The project’s dimunitive size is deceptive: Placed between the interior collective areas of the existing house and the exterior garden, it is conceived of as not an autonomous object, but as an extended frame that forms new spatial connections … [continue]→
Sprawling surburban lawns consume 60% of our domestic water use. Multiply this by 79 million detached single-family homes in the U.S. consuming an average of 107,000 gallons of water per year and we have a serious issue: not only in the amount of fresh water being expended (and it is not as renewable as one … [continue]→
It was around this time last year that we were working on the competition for White Block Gallery. Little did we know that not only would we win the competition, but that the work would proceed so quickly. The excavation has just been completed and the foundations will be poured in about a week.