From when did you hesitate to tell about your dream? If the works we’re doing allow them to approach their dream, we really want you to tell us about the story of the dream, like a dreaming child. Although there are so many factors for us to decide a project and we can’t ignore realities, we would like to share the attitude for the size and space of their dream and prioritize how much pleasure we can feel in the project.
At the end of the narrow street of Banghwa-Dong, in this little piece of land barely over 29.8m2, surrounded by the buildings that seem to have eventful stories. Perhaps we decided to start this project to enjoy the pleasure. A new challenge always makes us exciting, but we should also consider about realities. However, his way to treat this land and our thought that we’re eager to realize some kind of tiny touch or expectation of someone who showed us his dream, might remove those concerns. Actually, we have talked a lot and come through so many difficulties together. Despite this, the reason why we don’t feel easy to define ‘him’ with a typical disposition is not we don’t understand ‘his’ disposition but the emotion now we’re feeling from him is real ‘himself’.
By the time we started writing this story, he sent us a long letter including his thoughts and personal disposition toward this house, like reminding us again that he’s a novelist. He introduced himself as ‘a child of a complex character who follows love and is full of curiosity, but careful in attitude, emotional, and sensitive, and also deliberate and persistent, but very shy and has a lot of worries’ and there were his earnest and detailed wishes, asking us to make a castle within where the true himself is able to hide, in the letter. Therefore, the space needed to be a small castle to protect him from the outside and we worked with the wish that it would be a resting place to calm down his tired body and mind.