About O'sechill

The Story Behind Oโ€™sechillโ€™s Seongsu Space

While reconstructing Oโ€™sechillโ€™s Hapjeong branch in Seongsu, there were two main things we thought important. The first was locality. More recently expressed as localism, this is a way to respect the unique sentiment and tone of Seongsu while building upon it with the essence of Oโ€™sechill. Simply taking Oโ€™sechill and moving it from Hapjeong as-is would not have been a way to respect this new area.

It was on this basis we broke free from space โ€” and acquired a sense of place. The literal meaning of space is an empty, unoccupied area. It is only when values or experiences are added to this space does it become a place, a fusion of a variety of subjective experiences. And only by building Oโ€™sechillโ€™s atmosphere and key values beneath our respect for this area called Seongsu can Oโ€™sechill exist as a place and build upon peopleโ€™s memories.
Then, what does it mean to be like Seongsu? As a semi-industrial area where workshops and factories were located, extravagant dรฉcor and grandeur did not suit it, and so we went through the process of building Oโ€™sechill bit by bit, or like layering concrete, slowly over a long period of time. While it is a newly opened space, traces of the time that naturally passed throughout the process remain, and so it was born as a place that respects locality and reveals the nature of Seongsu.

The second was openness and simplicity.
Since Seongsu has quite a bit of land, there are many places with terraces or gardens. We opened up a section that was once used as a parking lot as much as we could, and put an incredible amount of effort into tearing down the barrier between the bar and garden. Now the moment you step into the garden, you can see the barista making coffee behind the bar, and simply standing in the garden does not feel awkward or uncomfortable. We thought about how even passersby could stop in and feel at ease. The space is largely divided into the garden and gallery, with the 1st floor bar as part of the garden, and the 2nd floor gallery also acting as visitor seating. By simply separating these two basic, clear functions by floor and removing the visual barrier between the garden and bar, we hope Oโ€™sechill can become a place people can easily frequent or pass by as if visiting a neighborhood park. This coincides with our vision that we must reduce prejudice and obstacles when viewing artwork โ€” viewing it with sentiment.

ํ•ฉ์ •์— ์žˆ๋˜ ์˜ค์ƒ‰์น  ๊ณต๊ฐ„์„ ์„ฑ์ˆ˜์— ์ƒˆ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ์žฌ๊ตฌ์„ฑ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฐํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์€ ํฌ๊ฒŒ ๋‘๊ฐ€์ง€์ด๋‹ค.
๊ทธ ์ฒซ์งธ๋Š” ์ง€์—ญ์„ฑ, ์š”์ฆ˜ ๋ง๋กœ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋ฉด ๋กœ์ปฌ๋ฆฌ์ฆ˜์ด๋ผ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์„ฑ์ˆ˜๋™์ด ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ํŠน์œ ์˜ ์ •์„œ๋‚˜ ํ†ค์„ ์กด์ค‘ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ ์œ„์— ์˜ค์ƒ‰์น ์˜ ์ •์ˆ˜๋ฅผ ์Œ“์•„๊ฐ€๋Š” ๋ฐฉ์‹์ด๋‹ค. ํ•ฉ์ •์— ์žˆ๋˜ ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ๊ณ ์Šค๋ž€ํžˆ ์œ„์น˜๋งŒ ์˜ฎ๊ฒจ ๋†“๋Š”๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฑด ์ƒˆ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ์˜ฎ๊ฒจ์˜จ ์ง€์—ญ์„ ์กด์ค‘ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐฉ์‹์ด ์•„๋‹ ํ…Œ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ ๋ง์ด๋‹ค.
์ด๋Ÿฌํ•œ ๋ฐ”ํƒ• ์œ„์— ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ณต๊ฐ„์—์„œ ๋ฒ—์–ด๋‚˜ ์žฅ์†Œ์„ฑ์„ ํš๋“ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋œ๋‹ค. ๊ณต๊ฐ„(Space)์€ ๋ง ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ์•„๋ฌด๊ฒƒ๋„ ์—†๋Š” ๋นˆ ๊ณณ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์˜๋ฏธ์ด๋ฉฐ, ์ด๋Ÿฌํ•œ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์— ๊ฐ€์น˜๋‚˜ ๊ฒฝํ—˜์ด ๋”ํ•ด์งˆ ๋•Œ ๋น„๋กœ์†Œ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์ด๋“ค์˜ ์ฃผ๊ด€์  ์ฒดํ—˜์ด ๊ฒฐํ•ฉ๋˜๋Š” ์žฅ์†Œ๊ฐ€ ๋œ๋‹ค. ์˜ค์ƒ‰์น ์ด ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ๋˜ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ์™€ ํ•ต์‹ฌ ๊ฐ€์น˜๋ฅผ ์„ฑ์ˆ˜๋™์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์ง€์—ญ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์กด์ค‘ ์•„๋ž˜ ์Œ“์•„๊ฐ์œผ๋กœ์„œ ๋น„๋กœ์†Œ ์˜ค์ƒ‰์น ์€ ์žฅ์†Œ๋กœ ์กด์žฌํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜๊ณ  ์•ž์œผ๋กœ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์˜ ์ถ”์–ต์ด ๋”ํ•ด์งˆ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค.
์„ฑ์ˆ˜๋™์Šค๋Ÿฌ์›€์ด๋ž€ ๋ญ˜๊นŒ. ๊ณต๋ฐฉ๊ณผ ๊ณต์žฅ๋“ค์ด ์œ„์น˜ํ•ด์žˆ๋˜ ์ค€๊ณต์—…์ง€์—ญ์ด๋˜ ์ด ๊ณณ์—, ๊ณผํ•œ ์น˜์žฅ๊ณผ ๊พธ๋ฐˆ์€ ์–ด์šธ๋ฆฌ์ง€ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค ํŒ๋‹จํ–ˆ๊ณ  ๊ฐ€๊ธ‰์  ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ์Œ“์•„์˜ฌ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ฐฉ์‹์œผ๋กœ, ํ˜น์€ ์˜ค๋žœ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋“ค์—ฌ ์–‘์ƒํ•ด์•ผ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋Š” 1์ฐจ์ ์ธ ๋ฐฉ์‹์œผ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ณผ์ •์„ ๊ฑฐ์ณค๋‹ค. ๊ฐ“ ์ƒˆ๋กœ ์˜คํ”ˆํ•œ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์ž„์—๋„ ์ž‘์—… ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ๋‹น์—ฐํžˆ ๋ฐœ์ƒํ•˜๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„์˜ ํ”์ ์ด ๋‚จ์•„ ์„ฑ์ˆ˜๋ผ๋Š” ์ง€์—ญ์˜ ํŠน์„ฑ์ด ๋“œ๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜๋Š”, ์ง€์—ญ์„ฑ์„ ์กด์ค‘ํ•˜๋Š” ์žฅ์†Œ๋กœ ํƒ„์ƒ๋˜์—ˆ๋‹ค.

๋‘ ๋ฒˆ์งธ๋กœ ๊ณ ๋ คํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์€ ๊ฐœ๋ฐฉ์„ฑ๊ณผ ๋‹จ์ˆœํ™”์ด๋‹ค.
์„ฑ์ˆ˜๋™์€ ํ•„์ง€ ๊ทœ๋ชจ๊ฐ€ ํฐ๋งŒํผ, ํ…Œ๋ผ์Šค๋‚˜ ์ •์›์„ ๊ฐ€์ง„ ์žฅ์†Œ๋“ค์ด ๋งŽ์ด ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์ฃผ์ฐจ์žฅ์œผ๋กœ ํ™œ์šฉ๋˜๋˜ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ์ตœ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ฐœ๋ฐฉํ•˜๊ณ  ๋ฐ”์™€ ์ •์› ์‚ฌ์ด์˜ ๊ฒฝ๊ณ„๋ฅผ ํ—ˆ๋ฌผ์–ด ๋œจ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ฐ์— ๋งŽ์€ ๋…ธ๋ ฅ์„ ๊ธฐ์šธ์˜€๋‹ค. ์ •์›์— ๋ฐœ์„ ๋”›๋Š” ์ˆœ๊ฐ„ ๋ˆ„๊ตฌ๋‚˜ ๋ฐ” ์•ˆ์—์„œ ์ปคํ”ผ๋ฅผ ๋‚ด๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฐ”๋ฆฌ์Šคํƒ€์˜ ๋ชจ์Šต์„ ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ณ , ์•„๋ฌด ๋ชฉ์  ์—†์ด ์ •์›์—
์„œ ์žˆ๊ธฐ๋งŒ ํ•ด๋„ ์–ด์ƒ‰ํ•˜๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋ถˆํŽธํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๋‹ค. ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ€๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด๋ผ ํ• ์ง€๋ผ๋„ ์ž ๊น ๋“ค์–ด์™€ ํŽธ์•ˆํ•จ์„ ๋Š๋‚„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋„๋ก ๋ฐฐ๋ คํ•œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์ด๋‹ค.