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planning korea: the objet house on jeju island
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feb 03, 2013
planning korea: the objet house on jeju island


 

‘the objet’ by planning korea, jeju island, south korea

all images courtesy of planning korea

 

 

‘the objet house’ is the third installment of luxury concept houses from seoul-based firm planning korea. unabashedly delightful, ‘the objet’ is meant to be
regarded as an occupiable art object bejeweling yerae, a village along the southern coastline of the rapidly developing leisure island, jeju.
rich in natural beauty, untouched countryside and UNESCO world heritage sites, jeju island is in the midst of the largest integrated resort development
in it’s history. jeju airest city is to be a 183 acre self-sustaining resort megaplex, housing some 900+ hotel rooms, a medical center, casino, and over
1500 condominium units.
planning korea has taken to task interpreting jeju’s unique geological beauties and topographic wonders into architecture. of particular interest to the firm was
the gotjawal forest, an expanse of vegetation formed atop volcanic rock. the objet house appropriates the myriad of springs that well up among
the twisting roots and rocks; its plan open to the moderate temperatures and humidity that characterize the surrounding soomgol (‘breathing valley.’)
in addition to recalling soomgol’s springs, the wide pools surrounding ‘the objet house’ are meant to blur divisions of interior and exterior as well as invite
the sounds of the nearby ocean, swaying tree branches and running streams. whereas the cocoon strove to capture teeming forest life and the mobius a sense of
eternal ecological flexibility, ‘the objet’ is intended to act as a soundbox of nature with the built environment as its surrogate. 

 

 

 

daytime view of ‘the objet house’ as part of a complex of condominiums

 

 

the numerous openings and glazing on the first floor are meant to invite the sounds of the landscape

 

 

notions of interior and exterior are redefined with water features and an open plan

 

 

a spiral staircase leads to a much more private second floor

 

 

the site and glazing make great use of the ocean views

 

 

exterior pools are meant to mimic the springs of the nearby gotjawal forest

 

 

the house proposes two volumes stacked atop one another to create a soundbox

 

 

view to the interior of the dining area

 

 

a lounging area puts a water feature in conversation with the nearby ocean

 

 

 

 

a glowing interior light reflects off the water at night

 

 

 

floor plan/ level 0

 

floor plan/ level 1

 

 

model of the condominium

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