house of san-jo

korean practice studio_gaon has recently completed 'house of san-jo', a single-storey dwelling within the 'city of light', known as gwangju, 
the fifth largest city in korea. the area is 300 kilometers from seoul and is also known for art and its yearly biennale. the conceptual
starting point for the home derived from a 19th century style of music, 'san-jo', which expresses the emotions and thoughts of humans 
with a slow tempo that gradually speeds up. within view of the 1,187 meter tall mountain, mudeung-san's gently sloping rocky hillsides 
are reflected within the stone columns.

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