Korean architecture firm IROJE KHM Architects are the brains behind this cool cutout house design in South Korea. A bird’s eye view reveals the complexity of this urban house plan, which is focused around a peaceful, private central garden that offers a view of nature, only to be seen by residents and their guests. Inside the decor echoes that same sense of serenity with minimalist interiors, that let the architecture really shine. See for yourself.
The multi peaked roof is opened up to reveal two level of beautifully landscaped gardens, with glass interior walls overlooking this wonderful, whimsical space.
The landscaping is what really sets this house apart from the rest – and interestingly, a feature that is kept private, for the use and appreciation of residents only, and their lucky guests.
Just beyond the confines of the home, past the private garden, the city skyline looms on the horizon.
A set of outdoor stairs leads up through the central courtyard, from the ground level garden to the landscaped upper level.
While the views out are certainly striking, we prefer the interior view.
The garden stairs lead to the home’s lower level, which has a cool, cave-like appeal.
In contrast to their natural, leafy surroundings, the home’s interiors are ultra modern, featuring a palette of white with blonde wood floors and contemporary angles.
The zigzagging steps are a common element inside and out, visible both ways through the home’s generous glazing. The irregular shaped ceilings follow the home’s unusual crested roof line.
Beneath the undulating ceiling, levels of different height frame varied views of interiors and the outdoors.
The minimalist decor let the architecture stand out. Rooms take shape in more of a hallway form – long and lean, lining the windows to maximize the views.
The kitchen is a linear shape, with glossy white countertops, cabinets and appliances that recede into the background. If it wasn’t for the sink and range and vent, you wouldn’t even know it was here…
The bathroom boasts frosted glass walls that leave the space feeling open, but deliver privacy.
Apart from the bath, glass walls line the interior perimeter of the house and open it to the interior garden courtyard. Simply put, it’s magical.
The house is a picture of peace and serenity in this busy South Korean city.
IROJE KHM Architects
via Arch Daily
photo credits: Jeong Sik Mun, Sergio Pirrone