moon hoon: lollipop house
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feb 29, 2012
moon hoon: lollipop house

‘lollipop house’ by moon hoon, giheung-gu, korea
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moon hoon




seoul-based practice moon hoon has recently completed ‘lollipop house’, a single family dwelling in giheung-gu, korea. evoking the imagery of a child’s candy with alternating pink and white rings, this rounded and segmented elevation conceals seven storeys of internal living spaces. beginning with input from the inhabitants, the design initiated with explorations of rising stairs and spirals. due to budget limitations, the ideas were simplified into a practical skip floor format which wrap around an interior void which forms an atrium.


accessed from the central stair, each space is naturally illuminated with a series of skylights, including the lowest level, a half-basement which contains the study. strung together with the continuous vertical circulation, the successive rooms include a living area, kitchen and dining area, master bedroom, children’s bedroom, attic playroom and upper level AV room. the initial desired energy was then transferred to the exterior with the bod facade of swirling metal panels, leading to the name of the project.

main elevation
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side elevation with balcony
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view of entry facade from street
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main entrance
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facade detail
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(left) view of kitchen from living area
(right) stair leading from kitchen

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view to upper and lower levels across the central void
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(left) downward view through central void
(right) upward view through central void
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central stair
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overhead skylights illuminate the stair and multiple levels through the central void
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view from one level to the upper level
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floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

floor plan / level +2

roof plan

floor plan / level -1










project info:


architect: moon hoon
design team: lee ju hee / kim dong won / park sang eun
client: kim dae sung
completion date: jan 2012
location: 492-5 cheongdeok-dong, giheung-gu, yongin-si, gyeonggi-do, korea
total site area: 204.10m2
total floor area: 102.98m2
construction: reinforced concrete + wood frame
exterior materials: metal panel
interior materials: wood flooring, wall paper

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