Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex

Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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EPISODE SUYU 838 CO-LIVING COMPLEX

Collective B

AREA
60754 M²

ARCHITECTS
Collective B

YEAR
2022

INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Collective B

PHOTOGRAPHS
Yongjoon Choi

CONSTRUCTION
Taeyoung E&c, Dawon Id&c

MANUFACTURERS
De Vorm, Kvadrat, Nox Global, Ph Woojin

GREEN CONSULTANTS
Sejin Plus, Pleatsmama, Art U, Hanvit Korea, Artist Kaya

LOCATION
Gangbuk-gu, South Korea

CLIENTS
Sk D&d

CATEGORY
Coliving

The Episode is a Co-Living brand launched by SK D&D to solve the problems of Korean society, where many people are isolated and disconnected due to the lack of housing and the uniformity of housing space.

Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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The Suyu, the region of the Episode's 4th branch, is a commercial mecca in the northern part of Seoul as an essential transportation hub with an abundant floating population and a place where people of various ages and backgrounds exist.

Episode Suyu 838 is the largest single building among co-living brands globally, with commercial facilities from the first basement level to the fourth floor and residential facilities from the third floor to the 23rd floor.

Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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It is a residential culture platform with various shared spaces with 838 householders.

Collective B designed the shared space of this vast 'vertical village' to grow into a 'sustainable village' to meet the needs of diverse people's rapidly changing lifestyles.

Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Under the concept of 'the Village with a Lively Connection,' the design goal is to provide a sustainable lifestyle and a shared experience in the space by creating natural contact points to meet the various purposes of different households.

To realize the sustainable value in the spatial design, we prioritized using eco-friendly materials within the possible scope of all scenarios.

As a result, approximately 80% of the furniture and props are made from recycled materials, declining about 3 tons of carbon emissions.

Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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In addition, most finishing material has minimized secondary processing and utilized naturally decomposed or recyclable ones to reduce industrial waste.

To create a sustainable community-based space, we focused on designing a flexible space where people can launch various activities.

On top of using eco- friendly materials, the modular design applied to all furniture and fixture enables sustainable space alteration, as it is easy to move and transform according to the desired purpose of use.

On top of using eco- friendly materials, the modular design applied to all furniture and fixture enables sustainable space alteration.

Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
© Yongjoon Choi
Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
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As it is easy to move and transform according to the desired purpose of use.


Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
Plan - 3rd Floor
Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
Plan - 16th Floor
Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
Plan - 17th Floor
Episode Suyu 838 Co-Living Complex
Plan - 19th Floor