Save this picture!© Young Chae Park+ 43 Share Projects “COPY” South Korea Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108430/forest%25e2%2580%2599s-quintet-chiasmus-partners Clipboard Photographs: Young Chae ParkText description provided by the architects. Forest’s quintet was conceived as a viable alternative to urban dwelling. Situated in the beautiful mountain range of Yanggu, it is a group of individual dwelling that collectively form an ideal retreat. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkThe relationship between each house on this 15 acre site reflect the relationship between its owners. They are either relatives and close friends; they have chose to build this dream together and retire together to this beautiful retreat. The architectural language and major material are very similar between each home. Yet, due to the special terrain each house sits on, and the differences in their living habits of each family, every house is unique. Save this picture!sketch 02Planning wise, the home are inspired by the idea of oriental pavilions. Oriental pavilions, especially those in Korean gardens, have a special way of orientating toward different views, while in close proximity to each. The difference in spatial and viewing focus allow them to be placed close together without being crowded. The second inspiration from traditional oriental pavilions is the way they are always open to nature. In this way, these houses are not objects inserted in nature, but rather enclosure that allow nature to pass through. Most of the houses have views open to multiple orientations. And several of the homes have “gaps” that allow light, wind and view to literally pass through them. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkThe material we chose was very humble and practical. Using a type of redwood that resist decay, the exterior of these homes will last for a long time to come, while turning silvery grey, due to the natural aging process of the wood. Interior are quite simple in material and color palette, yet indefinitely rich, due to the different spatial experience one can have in different parts of each home. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkDuring the design process, each family had many design inputs and endless conversations. These are their dream homes. We are so proud that at the end of the process, when they all moved in, rather than envying their neighbor’s home, each family stubbornly insisted on their own home being the best of the bunch. Save this picture!© Young Chae ParkIn the end, there are no such thing as a “best” home, only the one that fits you the most.Project gallerySee allShow lessPlinthos / mab architectureArticlesHydrogen House / !ndie ArchitectureArticles Share “COPY” Architects: Chiasmus Partners Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Yanggu-Eup, South Korea Year: Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus PartnersSave this projectSaveForest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners 2009 Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108430/forest%25e2%2580%2599s-quintet-chiasmus-partners Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeChiasmus PartnersOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHousesYanggu-Eup3D ModelingSouth KoreaPublished on February 06, 2011Cite: “Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners” 06 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.