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Architecture Studio YEIN as Architects

This site is located on the hill overlooking the blue East Sea. To the east of the site spreads the beach of Yeongjin-ri, while to the southwest is a lush forest. On the mountain ridge in Yeongjin-ri is a cluster of prehistoric tumuli that attract people who enjoy walking by this site. Yeongjin Beach, the filming site of the K-drama Goblin, is a tourist destination where couples holding buckwheat flowers have their pictures taken at the end of the breakwater in front of lapping waves.

 

The Restful Hill was built with a level difference of around two stories along the east-west axis, with three separate buildings placed in harmony with the natural landscape. The three buildings were placed as the volumes reduced under the legal restriction of building coverage in a triangular formation that provides a view to the sea from anywhere in this complex. At the void spaces in between the three buildings were placed water, open spaces, an outdoor swimming pool, and a large tree. For the two buildings with basements, sunken spaces were put at the first basement to create environmentally comfortable underground spaces by utilizing the light above the ground and the wind from the western backside. The three cafes on the first (ground) floor were made to serve different uses respectively, and an elevator was installed to enable convenient vertical circulations.

 

The three buildings placed around the central swimming pool are connected horizontally at the ground level, while the two buildings (A and B) adjacent to the back road are connected through the underground parking lot. First of all, Building A which is placed next to the existing pension Scenic 94 includes the main cafe, serving as the management office for this complex by providing overall information. A swimming pool installed on the rooftop enables guests to enjoy swimming while seeing the blue sea in any season. Secondly, Building B has the same uses as Building A at the 1st and 2nd basements, while its 1st-floor cafe provides a frontal view to the low water outside which falls into the 1st basement so as to form the sunken water space.

 

At the upper part, multi-story guest rooms were made so as to use the rooms from the 2nd through the 3rd and 4th floors. Finally, Building C has no basement but its first floor accommodates a swimming pool available in winter as well. Its upper floors have the same uses as those in Building B, but both buildings have different forms and orientations to the sea, giving off unique senses respectively.

Along with Scenic 94, these three buildings form a small village where circulations are connected naturally here and there and one can feel the water, sky, and wind at any place. This was a project of creating a landscape based on the natural topography as the destination of those escaping from stuffy cities to acquire new hope and energy in the arms of the sea, mountains, and nature.

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