Pan Gyo Housing

An invited competition by Hawley + Porter.
Competition organised by the Korean Housing Corporation.

A project for 400 house units spread over an 800m long site in a provincial Korean new town. The project is located on a challenging sloping topography and a series of housing and apartment types were develop to address this varying condition.
There are three main categories of house block type including an interlocking multi-family unit, a stepped terrace and the ribbon development unit. Each of these main typologies responds to the specific local environmental conditions and maximizes the use of passive building systems. This range of types ensures that the housing can be spatially varied and respond to different site and ground conditions.
The project is conceived as a series of programmatic and infrastructural diagrams that define the language of eth masterplan at a number of scales
In addition a combination of types can be stacked to give an economic footprint where necessary. The double height volume not only increases the sense of space but enhances views and accelerates natural ventilation through the stack effect.
All houses have sliding external screens and external louvers to moderate heat gain in the summer and control heat loss in the winter.
Selected areas of double height glazing are inclined to enable a projected canopy to shield the glass from direct sunlight.
The planting is organised to both reinforce vistas and to enclose certain spaces, thereby creating a sequence of views and gardens which provides a range of scale throughout the development.




Pan Gyo District, Korea


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2006. Lot No. 858. Korea Design Centre, Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea in 2006.