This 3-story private residence is located in the old neighborhood of Hyojadong, directly west of Kyongbok Palace in the heart of Seoul. The salvaged brick facing on the exterior helps blend the house into the fabric of small buildings in the neighborhood. The open flow of living, dining and kitchen areas are face out onto the central courtyard through large, sliding glass partitions, allowing in daylight and connecting interior and exterior spaces. Although the building engages with the street, doing away with the traditional privacy wall, windows are sparingly used at the front facade. The house truly “opens” to the central courtyard in order to provide privacy for its inhabitants.