Some villages in Korea are in the process of modernization. This house shows the power of architecture in confronting modern with tradition, the shapes and materials in this construction shows that the strong culture position was destroyed.

The project from IROJE KHM Architects, built in Seoul, was an efective proof of cost management, using cheap materials as concrete and choosing for simplicity during the construction process. The house is made of metallic translucence plaques and glass, to soften the light, the wind and even the sounds from the street, creating a calm and special place.

And you can also see all the project concept, idea and the traditional korean contrapoint about the modernization of architecture in a great text in their website: IROJE KHM Architects.

I expect Jo Rin Hun, un-architectural architecture, to be a 'light house of city' that always lightens the neighborhood and to be a place where record and preserve the historic character of the site. (IROJE KHM)

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

The city and architecture are endowed with strong mutual response and finally this mass become to carry the un-architectural property of matter of transparence introversively, translucence extrorsely. (IROJE KHM)

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
© JongOh Kim

Jo Rin Hun, Modern and Tradition in Korea
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I'm an architect and designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I've been working with design since he got my degree in architecture, a bit odd isnt it? I'm a fan of Fireworks, CSS among other skills. Besides that I'm co-founder of ZEE.