WAVEON Cafe by Heesoo Kwak

Enjoying incomparable scenery on the wide corridor and intimate Pyeongsang.

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Gijang(機張) Waveon


Gijang(機張) near to Busan(釜山), port city, the second largest city in Korea, is famous for beautiful scenery of seashore rendered by inspiringly eroded rock, wave of clean seawater and groups of pine trees at a height of about 30 feet. WAVEON, the unique cafe in the beach, is located in a hill overlooking the shore in Gijang(機張). Our client wanted to get a 500m2-sized building just for cafe where we can look down the sandy and rocky shore wherever we are. In fact, depending on where and how we see the beach, the sea shows diverse views for us. Accordingly, the significant matter of this project is how we can grasp and deal with the relationship between natural scene and architecture.

▼ 建筑外观,位于海边的山丘上,external view of the building, which is located in a hill overlooking the seashore

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Place stacking


The condition of architecture oriented to outside view from inner space is placed on maximization of length of openings facing with sea and beach. Within given Floor area ratio, void space in center can be decent solution to make more seats viewing scenery.

▼ 建筑外观,不同高度的长条空间堆叠在一起,external view of the building, long spaces in different height stacking together

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▼ 建筑立面上的长开窗,座椅沿边缘布置,提供更多景观,long openings on the facade, seating space along the facade, providing more view

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This was embodied by stacking long and sequential spaces that had various heights and were connected each other via a bridge. Wide and long corridor bearing seating space with ocean view deliver internally void in the center and, at the same time, embraces more and diverse scenes from outside.

▼ 建筑入口,entrance

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▼中部为楼梯,坐席围绕中空空间设置,以欣赏室外景观,stairs in the central void surrounded by seating space, being able to view the outside scenery

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▼ 室外露台,享受不同角度的景观,混凝土墙面上的孔洞使空间更加有趣,outdoor terrace with views from different orientation, holes on the concrete walls make the space more interesting

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Seating place


Furthermore, outer space of this building consists of ‘Pyeongsang(平床)’ that is an outdoor furniture traditionally used for small group activities like talking and sipping a cup of tea in community. Instead of setting a wide terrace in the beach, a series of Pyeongsang(平床) under pine trees plays a meaningful role as semi-individualized spaces where we can have an opportunity to enjoy meditative time with a cup of coffee surrounded by natural scenes.

▼ 松树下的平床,创造可以看到丰富的海岸景观的半私人空间,Pyeongsang under the pine trees, creating semi-individual spaces with diverse views of the seashore

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Obliquely punched concrete wall offers a pleasure to peep sea shore beyond tall pine trees. In rooftop area, we can notice a certain line where sea and sky become the one. In this building where nature and artificial setting meet together via more meditative but playful ways at the same time, we can experience a new type of retreat beyond cafe.

▼ 高度超过松树的屋顶平台,海景一览无余,roof terrace higher than pine trees, providing full view of the sea

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▼ 总平面图,site plan

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▼ 一层平面图,first floor plan

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▼ 二层平面图,second floor plan

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▼ 三层平面图,third floor plan

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▼ 屋顶平面图,roof plan

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▼ 立面图,elevations

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▼ 剖面图,sections

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Architect: Heesoo Kwak
Location: 533(522-2), Wolnae-ri, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, Korea
Programme: Coastal Cafe
Site area: 1,381.53m²
Building area: 253.19m²
Gross floor area: 497.33m²
Building scope: 3F
Height: 11.22m
Building to land ratio: 18.33%
Floor area ratio: 36.00%
Structure: RC Exterior
Finishing: exposed concrete
Completion: Dec. 2016
Project Credit: Heesoo Kwak
Photo credit: Kim Jaeyoon

Drawings: Heesoo Kwak
English text: Heesoo Kwak
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