Pangyo housing is located on the pangyo where is one hour far from Seoul by car. This project is designed by japanese architect, Yamamoto Riken.
The reason why I put this project as a ‘best case study’ is that the project has a lot of things to discuss about community between our neighbors and neighborhood.
Furthermore, when the construction was getting finished, actually some arguments and discussions about this appeared up between dwellers, developers and architects who were involved in the project.
First up, I can tell you about the basic concept behind this project.
Each residence consists of a three to four-story unit with a glass enclosure called a ‘shikii’ on the second floor. This shikii floor opens out to a common deck which links about then units into one cluster. Thus, when people use second floor, they should be aware of that some other neighbors can see them through a glass.
It means that these units were designed both to generate interaction with the surrounding community, and to create new communities.
Compare to typical dwellings, this notion is a kind of innovative experiments for community bonding which we are dealing with.
There are many different arguments about this project, in fact, this estate are not a best seller among the other estates surrounding. Some dwellers complain about privacy, and some others content with their new life styles.
It contains some terms that we are dealing with. Community, Cluster, Neighbors, Sharing… We should think over about this project.