Featured Habitat Projects

Casino City Condominium Project in Incheon, Korea

This high-density residential project is located inside an ambitious mega development called Casino City along interstate freeway from Incheon International Airport to Seoul. The site area is about 11,500 sqm, and overall building area is about 96,500 sqm. There are four apartment towers of various heights that are adjoined by sky-corridor-gardens at various elevations. SaaN’s design promotes healthy community and modern living. There is a urban community center shared by residents of all four towers, and sky ‘communities” shared by neighboring towers of limited units. Sustainability is emphasized in design of residential units and also in public facilities such as swimming pool and club house. Modernity is reflected in architectural facade design of simplicity, efficiency, luxury and sophistication.

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Rick Jin Senior Architect
Rethinking Habitat Design >>> Rick Jin

 

In biological terms, habitat refers to natural environment of an organism. In architecture terms, we use habitat to describe a broader  sense of man-made residential settings, i.e. places which people call home.
 
We feel that the term habitat helps to emphasize the vulnerability of built environment in relationship with the natural environment for human. It emphasizes the importance to maintain a balance of ecosystem. We believe a good home environment should provide easy and full access to clean air and water, should promote a healthy life style, and should provide inspiration for spiritual health.  For planners, architects and landscape designers and engineers, the qualities of harmony, self-reliance, vitality and sustainability are important for creation of new communities.
 
By habitat, we also emphasize the aspect of environmental stewardship and the need for protecting available resources in society. We feel a urgent need to revitalize existing communities and repairing the sick buildings.
 
By habitat, we emphasize the interrelationship of built environment and the idea of holistic design approach for projects of any size. Whether the residence is just an apartment duplex, a compound or an entire new town, it is always necessary to design to big-picture principles and relationship.


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