CLADmag issue4 2018

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Pods feature a doubleheight mezzanine and panoramic views from inside


telier Chang have designed

winter (when temperatures can drop

“We designed the units in a way that

brightly coloured pods for a

as low as minus 15 degrees celsius).

would offer guests a unique experience of

‘minimalist luxury’ glamping resort near Suncheon in South Korea.

Soohyun Chang, founder of Atelier Chang

staying in a natural, open space including

– which has offices in London and Zurich –

a double-height mezzanine, a wide open

told CLAD the resort was designed to bring

floor plan and panoramic view from

16 living units, with an onsite restaurant

guests closer to their natural surroundings:

inside. Having taken this project through

and reception. The units are manufactured

“It’s not about observing nature from far

so many prototypes, we’ve achieved

off site and connected to the mains

away or from behind a glass screen. For

the most minimal way of construction

electricity and water supply; they feature

millennials who are seeking different sorts

using the lightest materials possible.”

a living area, two bedrooms and a

of experiences from those offered by more

kitchen and bathroom. They are made

conventional theme parks or beach resorts,

enquiries from companies interested

from a lightweight steel frame, covered

our approach provides a chance to create

in the glamping units from Australia,

with an insulated tent-like fabric, making

a truly memorable experience in the most

Europe and Asia, and is seeking

them suitable for use in the summer and

spectacular of natural surroundings.

investors to create a similar glamping

The SJCC Glamping Resort consists of

Chang told CLAD that she has had

resort close to London in the UK. “Compared to other forms of hospitality developments such as hotels or chalets, the upfront costs and time spent in planning is greatly reduced,” she said. “These units can even be used as temporary structures to maximise the value of a site prior to planning approval being granted for a more substantial resort development and construction taking place. Each unit is generally less than the typical cost of a car such as a Toyota Prius, and can be ordered and manufactured in as little as 8-10 weeks.” Before launching Atelier Chang, Chang worked as an architect for Herzog & de Meuron and Zaha Hadid Architects.

The CLAD mag 2018 ISSUE 4 resort’s striking restaurant is designed to let the natural surroundings in