moon hoon: panorama house moon hoon: panorama house
mar 06, 2012

moon hoon: panorama house

‘panorama house’ by moon hoon, 712-14 yangcheong-ri, ochang-eup, cheongwon-gun, chungbuk, korea

image © park young chae
all images courtesy of moon hoon

perched upon high ground, the ‘panorama house’ by seoul-based architecture practice moon hoon overlooks breathtaking
vistas of yangcheong-ri, korea. an angled facade with various sized windows frames the encompassing suburb,
fluctuated for diverse perspectives. intended for a family with four children, large by contemporary standards, the home is arranged
within a linear footprint with an upper and lower spatial organization. a central multifunctional area features a large wooden
staircase which integrates bookshelves, reading nooks, cinema seating oriented towards a projection screen and slide for
a quick and fun method maneuvering through the interior. this element brings a dynamic energy to the dwelling, used by both children
and adults alike.

the ground level kitchen and dining area are of highest importance to the family, while the tv has been pushed into a small living room.
a second floor attic serves as a playroom with the best outlook toward the landscape. traditional heated floors draw inhabitants
to sit on the floor, influencing the lower positioning of windows in relation to an individual’s anticipated viewpoints.


main elevation
image © park young chae


fluctuating facade
image © park young chae


illuminated at dusk
image © park young chae


entry
image © park young chae


slide for fun vertical circulation by children and adults
image © park young chae


central wooden stair, bookshelf, seating and slide
image © park young chae


cinema projection viewed from central stair
image © park young chae


view of stair and slide from living area
image © park young chae


wood stair and bookshelf
image © park young chae


diverse perspectives through the first floor’s facade
image © park young chae


attic playspace
image © park young chae


during fog
image © park young chae


floor plan / level 0
1. entrance
2. kitchen
3. gallery
4. study
5. utility room
6. child room
7. bath room
8. parking lot
9. storage
10. courtyard


floor plan / level 1
1. stairs / bookshelf
2. kitchen
3. dining
4. gallery
5. living room
6. balcony
7. dress room
8. bed room
9. bath room
10. utility room
11. deck


floor plan / level 2
1. attic


section
1. attic
2. deck
3. kitchen
4. dining
5. stairs / bookshelf
6. living room
7. dress room
8. bed room
9. child room
10. bath room
11. study
12. kitchen
13. entrance
14. parking lot
15. storage


section
1. attic
2. balcony
3. living room
4. stairs / bookshelf
5. gallery
6. courtyard


elevation

project info:

architect: moon hoon
design team: lee ju hee / kim dong won / park sang eun
client: moon sung gwang
completion date: dec. 2011
location: 712-14 yangcheong-ri, ochang-eup, cheongwon-gun, chungbuk, korea
total site area: 570.50m2
total floor area: 209.14m2
construction: reinforced concrete + wood frame
exterior material: paint, basalt
interior material: wood flooring, wall paper

  • Moon Hoon does it again.
    Great house for kids and those of us who are child like.

    Dan says:
  • awesome staircase

    TKH says:
  • looks fun~!

    relena says:
  • Cool looking, not very practical use of space though. Slide is nice idea but no railing on level to those extra large steps is a no no. not to mention the code violation, what about children\’s safety or even adults in low light.

    Mike - Wichita says:
  • Children are not lemmings…If you’re old enough to use stairs then you’re old enough to know that falling off the stairs is going to hurt. As for adults in low light…they should know better to turn the lights on before negotiating stairs without railings.

    Harrumph says:
  • I know that when there is a stair whitout railing you gonna fall sometimes. Lightning doesn\’t matter, wooden slippery steps do.
    It\’s just like driving a motorbike: there are two sort of bikers, those who already have fallen and those who are going to fall.

    tish says:
  • by the way, it’s a great design

    tish says:
  • the project is on a verge of kitsch

    internautas says:
  • Easily one of the worst designed houses coming out of Japan. Pretentious and 2-dimensional.

    airborne says:
  • @airborne
    its from Korea……way to read

    Captain Obvious says:
  • Right, Korea not Japan. The Japanese houses on this site are beautiful in general.

    airborne says:
  • what a beautiful work!

    zeronergy says:
  • Tish, I grew up with stairs that had no railings, and I have traversed them many times, and even when drunk, hung over, and have not fallen down them once. if your worried about falling use the slide, that is what I would do anyway. have to try and put a slide into one of my projects soon…. awesome, lovce it.

    morgan says:
  • the large stair at the centre is also a book shelf, if you look at the images on the Moon Hoon website.. with a name like Moon Hoon, you really should expect something interesting at the least.

    morgan says:

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