Winner 2023 / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / Residential Single

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  • Project Title


  • Winning Firm

    Jeoh Architects

  • Lead Designer

    Hyunil Oh

  • Awarded

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  • Project Location
    Jeju, Korea, Republic of
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    August, 2020
  • Client

  • Architectural Firm
  • Architect Firm / Studio Name
  • Lead Architect(s)
    Hyunil Oh
  • About Firm
    Jeoh Architects prioritizes form, function, and time in creating space. Jeoh focus on detailed research on material properties and aims to expand architecture's spectrum through construction. Founder Hyunil Oh got B.Arch from Korea Univ. and an M.Arch from Columbia Univ., and has won awards including UIA. With experience at OMA, UNStudio, and Samoo Architects&Engineers, Hyunil Oh is now the principal architect of Jeoh Architects, a public architect of Jeju, and CEO of Framework Construction.

Villecot sits gently on the one side of the road to Seongsan Peak. It was designed to integrate topography and architecture by forming three circular masses extracted from geographical features of Jeju. Inspired by Jeju's traditional residential spaces, ankeori and bakkeori, the building has separated residential spaces for each generation. The living room offers a view of Jeju and serves as a hub for the family, while each generation having independent living spaces. Villecot uses basalt brick, a representative stone of Jeju, for its façade to blend harmoniously with the surroundings.

Photo Credit: Hyunil Oh