Songjeong Picture book Village
The Songjeong Picture Book Village Public Facility Project is a project to design a square, bus stop, and visitor information center in Songjeong Village, a small village in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do. At the beginning of winter, the appearance of the land, including the bare branches and the damaged bus stop, was devastated at first glance, but the houses of more than 30 households and old trees made it possible to imagine the scenery of a fine day.
Looking around the entire village, I read three sceneries: the far-away view of the land from the village hall, the close view of the land when approaching the square, and the inside view from the square. The character of space and placeability would be determined by how they were woven. I thought it would be right to settle between the earth and the sky, as it was originally, without damaging the unique scenery created by the hill-shaped land that seemed to run toward the horizon.
In the existing square, there were sporadic plywood tables and cement benches, and residents were suffering from inconvenience due to the narrow square space and lack of lighting. I decided to combine the functions that were playing separately, and I decided to design the way that the land itself rose to become a bench and a chair, a stage, and a sign. It is like the head, arms, and legs grow from one body and function properly.
With the design concept of rising from the ground and the attitude of not going against the existing nature as much as possible, clay bricks made of soil and wood panels from the tree became the main materials, and metal pipes were added for structural functions. While gaining totality by constructing the whole area with the main material of bricks, various stacking methods and joints were applied not to be monotonous, and even within the same brick, rough and smooth were mixed.
Two spaces under one roof
The brick carpet of the square was dragged to the bus stop and the visitor center at the entrance to tell them that the whole thing was unitary facility, and it was wrapped around the shoulders at the end of the area. The village information center, which serves as a gallery for exhibiting fairy tale books and paintings written and drawn by villagers, is planned as an indoor space, the bus stop as an external space, and the two are woven into one roof to share each other's functions if necessary.
The place where the use completes
The whole space is empty rather than filled, and it takes a plain attitude rather than showing off. What fills the empty space is the everyday use of the villagers and the festival-like play and relaxation of visitors. Just as this story began with the memories of the elderly in the village, I imagine that today's appearance will pile up and become a thick book. Each person's life builds up into history and becomes a unique place.