Lucia’s Garden / studio_GAON

first_img Construction: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Gongju-si, South Korea Architect In Charge:Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo RohProject Team:Seongwon Son, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Lee, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Jinwook Kim, Hyebin KwonCity:Gongju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Youngchae ParkRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Lucia’s garden is located in the old downtown of Gong-Ju city. (Gong-Ju is one of the oldest historical city in Korea.) The house was originally built in 1964.: the first house was mainly built on the soil of unmade yard, and has two small rooms , a tiny kitchen, and a narrow attic. However, when it comes to the story how the first house of Lucia’s garden was built it gave us different look of the ruined old house.Save this picture!Sketch. Image Courtesy of studio_GAON50 years ago, there was a family man he was poor but always try to be a good husband and a father to his five loving children. He was very determined to own a house for his family but it was not easy for him. So, he decided to build a small house by himself. However, the small house was not just little for him, it was too big for him alone. It took over 3 years to complete a basic house of 33 square meter size. : He had to earn and save for a single nail. He had to stop the construction when it ran out its stocks. And then back again when he earned the stocks , and stop again…….After all he completed his dream house, not much longer he lived there. Because of his sudden death. He lived there for only 3 years.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkSince he died, his wife and children never left there and look after the small house. After children had grown up and left home to a big city for working, yet his wife were still living in there. She loved a small flower garden where planted long way beside of the house wall. For her, the house was not just an empty nest but a house for love and belief. She was very faithful to go to the Cathedral nearby the house. People called her Stella which is her baptismal name. She lived in the house until she died. Since that there was no one left in the house. The house was abandoned for years. No one interested in a ruined empty house until an unexpected visitor walking through the house.Save this picture!Sketch. Image Courtesy of studio_GAONShe seemed a middle aged women. Her name is Lucia. She was seeking to buy a house but hard to find what she really liked one. Meanwhile she found an alleyway that was too narrow to drive down. Almost instinctively she got off the car walking through the narrow alleyway ,and saw the abandoned house. The steel house gate that rusted and broken was hanging on the tilt. The pieces of the broken earthen pots and fallen bricks and blocks were everywhere. (in Korea, Traditionally, the home made soy sauce , soybean paste and red pepper paste have been naturally fermented over years in large earthen pots outdoors. It is not just a condiment but represents the history of a family.) At the south part of house wall , there were a broken refrigerator and worn out household goods dumped at the courtyard.
However, she really liked the house. In terms of its location she thought it is very quiet. Particularly, when she saw the small flower garden where planted long way beside of the house wall, she made up her mind to buy it, ‘No need to think it over anymore!’Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkNot until that she did not know the house was Stella’s. Actually she knew Stella , not a close friend but they went to the same Cathedral. Now the small flower garden Stella loved has led to Lucia’s hands. The ruined house might have chosen the best landlady because she was the only one who saw the house ,not a ruined, as a treasure.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkAfter hearing all the stories, we planned to mend the house like reknitting a thick sweater worn to a thread. First, we began to demolish it as a normal procedure for renovation but we speculated what to remove and what to remain, like saying remain is main, sadness become happiness and memories become histories , each meaning of the place regarded as a means of remodeling. As Lucia’s wish that remain all breathing of Stella’s trace, we replaced and reused torn down the old part of the house like the ship of Theseus. The wooden veranda that collapsed by corrosion has become an antique table and a vintage shelf. The closet that placed at the space in between two room as a partition has moved to the floor and become a dish cabinet. The broken earthen pots has become flower pots with the soil of unmade yard. The rusted steel house gate and the rough cement roof tiles have been remained at the original position. The transparent plastic awning has become the same shape of bright iron plate shading.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkThe house was situated on the long site ,south to north, faced to east, when you enter the house you can not see the front of the house ,only possible to see the side of the house. Hence we have torn down the wall and put a window bring the sun light into the house. And also it makes that looks like it as a main facade.
Furthermore, we had to do something about the narrow and dark attic: we removed the ceiling and exposed the structure of rafter, in order to make it more specious and to bring more sun light. While we removed them we remained something old traces like window frames and patterns of glass kitchen door. Likewise we have attempted to remain the old traces as much as we could but exploited the modern convenience applied as a material component.Save this picture!Longitudinal section 2While the power of nature can be forever the human life can not be. I think it is not a matter of eternity but the acceptance of constant changings and movings.
Thus, although the changing of Stella to Lucia it will be continued as long as the power of nature exist. That is why we named the house as Lucia’s garden: In Korean, soil, land, yard, garden and earth means all the same and represented as Mother Nature. We just looked into the small flower garden as the will of the house and it has led us to a way how architecture can be sustained over time.Save this picture!© Youngchae ParkProject gallerySee allShow lessSpace of Engraving Lights / J.R ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Honeyworks House / Paul Butterworth ArchitectSelected Projects Share Lucia’s Garden / studio_GAONSave this projectSaveLucia’s Garden / studio_GAON Save this picture!© Youngchae Park+ 36Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Inil Hwang in Starsis Year:  Photographs Area:  35 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img South Korea Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Youngchae Park Architects: studio_GAON Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Lucia’s Garden / studio_GAON CopyAbout this officestudio_GAONOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentGongju-siSouth KoreaPublished on April 17, 2018Cite: “Lucia’s Garden / studio_GAON” 16 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Autism assistance dog Toby reunited with owners

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsAutism assistance dog Toby reunited with ownersBy Staff Reporter – September 3, 2014 798 Twitter Linkedin Previous articleAsylum seekers still awaiting official responseNext articleMoneylenders cash in on school costs in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Toby, an autism assistance dog suspected of having been stolen in the Castleconnell area of Limerick has been returned to his owners and in particular reunited with the 21-year-old of whom he is of vital assistance to. A beagle and Bernese mountain dog cross, Toby was missing from his home since earlier this week but at 5pm this Wednesday, he was dropped at the side of the road near his home and was reunited with his owners. Although not wearing collar, Toby is microchipped and has been one of number of dogs taken in the area in a spate of recent thefts. Gardai are still investigating the matter and indeed the thefts of all dogs in the area and are appealing for the assistance of the public who may know anything. Thankfully, this story had a happy ending as Toby is back home and John Lenihan of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland said “the media coverage, which we are so grateful for, obviously scared the thieves or aroused their conscience.” Facebook Printlast_img read more

A tourist agreement was signed between Lika-Senj County and the Chinese province of Shanxi

first_imgThe Office for Culture and Tourism of Shanxi Province and the Sino-Croatian Association for Cultural and Economic Cooperation organized a conference on tourism cooperation between China and Croatia, with the aim of strengthening tourism cooperation. With this agreement, Lika-Senj County opens tourist cooperation with a very important Chinese province with over 37 million inhabitants, which is certainly a great potential and opportunity for countless tourist cooperation. On that occasion, cooperation agreements were signed, including an agreement on tourist exchange and cooperation between the Chinese province of Shanxi and Lika-Senj County, writes the portal The agreement was signed by the director of the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board, Ivan Radošević, and the leader of the Chinese province of Shanxi. The form is there, and now it’s the most important thing – the content and radical changes in the connection. And not only through tourism, where the Plitvice Lakes National Park is certainly one of the main motives for the arrival of Chinese tourists, but also in the economic field through new investments. Photo: / Source: Likaclub.eulast_img read more