planning korea: the forest in jeju island
planning korea: the forest in jeju island planning korea: the forest in jeju island
may 06, 2013
planning korea: the forest in jeju island


‘the forest’ by planning korea, jeju island, korea
all images courtesy of planning korea

 

 

 

seoul-based studio planning korea has just shared with us images of their fifth and newest residence to the jeju island development. following the
mobius house, the objet, the cocoon house and the mineral, ‘the forest’ continues the thematic exploration of the island’s natural habitat. in this rendition,
the residence takes after the native trees which anchor themselves by wrapping their roots around large rocks covered in small hexagonal crystals that
make homes for many tiny animals. in plan, five differently-sized hexagons are clustered together and extruded to various heights. glass facades are covered
in rectilinear root-like vertical elements that recall the very nature of the trees. the 60 degree angle from window to window frames different views of the
surrounding forest, always providing a view to the ocean. on the ground level, the kitchen, living and dining rooms are one continuous space delineated
by the changing roof heights which form a three-level rooftop terrace for the second floor to complement the two bedrooms.

 

 


bird’s eye view showing the stepped rooftop terraces

 

 


view from the terraces

 

 


exterior gathering space

 

 


continuous interior spaces

 

 


master bedroom

 

 


model

 

 

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

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