jeju island: ‘the oval’ by planning korea breaks ground
all images courtesy of planning korea
the concluding piece to this leisure development takes on the challenge of making the resident aware of the four seasons, experiencing them inside and out.
characterized by an oval-shaped atrium around which the rooms are organized, the house is infiltrated by the nature of the surrounding gotjawal forest.
trees planted in this central garden and on the upper terrace are visible from almost everywhere in the house. they frame views, while layering cultivated plants
over the UNESCO world heritage site. extensive glass walls open the living areas completely to views of the ocean, and natural surroundings.
in contrast, bedrooms are more private with limited views to the outdoors, and the master suite is isolated on the first floor. however, terraces on both levels
invite activity outside, especially upstairs where the extensive space is made for parties overlooking the water.
views from the roof overlook the east china sea
the immateriality of the walls allow the first floor to float above, framing views that are minimally interrupted by vertical structure
the curved stair wraps around the oval garden – the main focal point of the house
the ground floor terrace links living spaces to the outdoors
extensive transparent walls make the resident aware of the changing seasons
reflections in the glass walls blend one’s perception of indoors and outdoors
looking up out of the oval garden
sleeping and bathing areas of the house have more privacy with smaller openings to the outdoors
at night the transparency of the house is legible from the outside
the occupiable terrace on the upper floor is perfect for parties
ground floor plan – main entrance, kitchen, dining, living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry, oval garden, and patio
first floor plan – master bedroom suite, home office, and terrace