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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Stpmj, Stratum House in Icheon (South Korea)

Located in the city of Icheon, in the South Korean province of Gyeonggi, the Stratum House comprises two separate buildings for three families, and what is most unique about it is the facade, executed with a novel method of using concrete that simulates geological formations.

Designed by stpmj, a practice established by Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim that runs offices in New York and Seoul, the project sprang from the curiosity thaty the composition of concrete and the way it is worked aroused in the architects, and resulted from an experimental process. The modification of three of the material’s compositional features (the water/cement ratio, the use of diverse aggregates, and pigment amount variation) alters the form, texture, and color. In this way, the facade presents delicately designed divisions formed by stacked layers of concrete showing the passage of time.
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