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planning korea: jeju cocoon house
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may 01, 2012
planning korea: jeju cocoon house


‘jeju cocoon house’ by planning korea, jeju island, korea
all images courtesy of planning korea

 

 

located on the UNESCO heritage site of jeju island, the seaside condominium, ‘jeju cocoon house’ designed by seoul-based
practice planning korea is a hybrid interpretation of volcanic topography and the cocoon of a living organism.
placed within the center of the home, a spherical element appears as though it has been generated by organic processes,
with the physical properties of a naturally formed eco-structure. rounded ceilings and walls blur the typically formal enclosure creating
an interior setting with unique perspectives to observe for art pieces, contain a library or hold parties. circular windows may be
opened with fluctuating temperatures.

two cubic volumes flank the centerpiece, offering aerial views of the bubble as well as panoramas of the surrounding landscape
and distant ocean. taking cues from a nearby forest called the ‘gotjawal’, (whose mild climate and high humidity generates an
ideal environment for the cohabitation of many living species) the residence includes locally sourced finishing materials to produce
a building which accommodates all four seasons.

 

 


aerial view

 

 


view to the ocean

 

 

 


top view of the cocoon structure

 

 

 


rectilinear volumes flank the central spherical element

 

 

 


exterior during the day

 

 

 


roof terraces with ocean views

 

 

 


open air pocket pool on terrace

 

 

 


living space

 

 

 


dining area

 

 

 


stairs

 

 

project info:

architect: planning korea
location: jeju, korea
area: 308m2
client: berjaya jeju resort limited
completion: 2015

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