stacked structure of villa mangwon

The architectural vocabulary of brick buildings built in the 1970s and 80s built by laying concrete slabs on load-bearing brick walls appeals strongly our sense of nostalgia. Buildings by unknown developers and builders can be seen anywhere in Seoul and they are now without doubt a unique type and integral component of our urban environment. As a metaphor for such typical multi-family buildings, the facade of Villa Mangwon attempts to reinterpret the relationship of the brick walls and concrete slabs.
Villa Mangwon takes a form by stacking each floor and adopting a typical form of a house with gabled roof on the top. As a result, familiar volume of the neighborhood and memories of gabled roof could be again mediated so that the form of the building could easily be understood by everyone.