‘9×9 experimental house’ challenges perceptions of existing housing types, questioning whether universal programs can ever truly meet the needs of individual residents. designed by korean architect younghan chung of studio archiholic, the dwelling employs both permanent and temporary divisions of space in order to develop a distinctively personal property.
the design moves away from conventionally organized programs, and is conceived as a single unit, made up of three primary components: a furniture corridor, a variable zone, and an internal courtyard. the first wraps around three sides of the property, encouraging the user to take an active role in allocating space. here one finds cooking appliances, office resources and bathroom facilities which can be hidden behind a sliding paneled door. consequently the adjacent floor area, (the variable zone), is defined by the corridor’s function.