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Eaves House: Passive Design for Active Living

FeaturedEaves House: Passive Design for Active Living

Eaves House is an architectural marvel by JOHO Architecture, nestled in the serene backdrop of Gwac, South Korea. Designed in 2021, this modern house is a testament to harmony between innovative architecture and the natural order of its historic quarry site. With passive house standards at its core, Eaves House offers a high-performance living space that’s both eco-conscious and aesthetically pleasing. Large windows and cleverly designed eaves merge the indoors with the captivating stone mountain surroundings, while ensuring comfort and tranquility for its residents.

Seosaeng House: Studio Weave’s Fusion of Korean Tradition and Modern Design

Seosaeng House: Studio Weave’s Fusion of Korean Tradition and Modern Design

Nestled on the cliffs of South Korea’s eastern peninsula, Seosaeng House represents a striking blend of traditional Korean elements and contemporary design by London-based Studio Weave.

This multi-generational family dwelling harmoniously contours the hillside, offering breath-taking 180-degree views of the Eastern Sea. Aided by innovative use of materials such as fluted, pink-tinted concrete tiles and Lauran ply, the architecture subtly infuses domestic Korean customs into modern living. With its cascading terraces, an inviting courtyard garden, and a unique connection to its landscape, Seosaeng House emerges as a distinct beacon of oriental beauty and innovative architectural design.

House of Serenity: Studio Gaon’s Design near Tongdosa Temple

House of Serenity: Studio Gaon’s Design near Tongdosa Temple

Welcome to the House of Serenity, a traditional Korean house designed by Studio Gaon located in Yangsan-si, South Korea.

This beautiful and elegant house is located in the vicinity of the historic Tongdosa Temple, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is surrounded by fascinating pine trees and breathtaking landscapes. This house provides a unique relationship to the land with a sense of awe, and features modern lightweight wooden structure to bring out the traditional feeling of Hanok (Korean traditional house) and various gardens to all directions.

Moonbalsso’s Concrete Pacific Residence

Moonbalsso’s Concrete Pacific Residence

Introducing Pacific Residence, an 8-room multi-story residence located in Seogwipo, South Korea – the second largest city of Jeju Island, renowned for its natural beauty spots and balmy weather. Designed in 2022 by Moonbalsso, the residence was built to the client’s vision of bold angular shapes with a distinct muscular style – ready to accommodate a future family of five.

The unique design of the residence creates a wave-like stacking of 8 different sized rooms, proceeding up a slight hillside with views of the Pacific Ocean in the distance and Halla Mountain as the backdrop. The building’s facade is a combination of wood plank imprinted exposed concrete, a material perfectly suited to the harsh windy weather and abundance of basalt rocks of Jeju Island, making it look as though the building has been standing there for a long time.