IROJE KHM’s angular blooming house offers secluded outdoor living
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completed by IROJE KHM architects, this polyhedral dwelling in seoul has been designed for a client who wanted to ‘live in nature’. located near the bukhansan national park on the outskirts of the south korean capital, ‘blooming house’ is conceived as an extension of the site’s sloping terrain – maximizing each corner of the plot.

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the home is shielded from neighboring buildings
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shielded from the neighboring buildings, the dwelling exists behind angular façades that contain a variety of external courtyards. in order to meet the client’s demands, the design team sought to cover each of these outdoor areas with greenery and natural vegetation. the areas include a range of private and communal spaces with a large concrete table the centerpiece of the home’s roof terrace.

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the dwelling exists behind angular façades that contain a variety of external courtyards
image © sergio pirrone

 

 

 

internal volumes are bathed in natural daylight, with carefully positioned windows placed to ensure the privacy of the home’s occupants. provision for four parked cars is found at the lowermost level, with a green valley leading to the home’s primary living accommodation at the first storey. an additional living room is positioned at the level above, alongside the master bedroom and further dining facilities.

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the entrance to the angular dwelling
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iroje khm blooming house hwa hun seoul korea designboom
the areas include a range of private and communal spaces
image © sergio pirrone

iroje khm blooming house hwa hun seoul korea designboom
a large concrete table is the centerpiece of the roof terrace
image © sergio pirrone

iroje khm blooming house hwa hun seoul korea designboom
image © sergio pirrone

iroje khm blooming house hwa hun seoul korea designboom
internal volumes are bathed in natural light
image © sergio pirrone

iroje khm blooming house hwa hun seoul korea designboom
carefully positioned windows ensure the privacy of the home’s occupants
image © sergio pirrone

iroje khm blooming house hwa hun seoul korea designboom
living accommodation
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iroje khm blooming house hwa hun seoul korea designboom
‘blooming house’ viewed from the passing street
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project info:

 

architect: hyoman kim – IROJE KHM architects
design team: kyungjin-jung, seunghee-song, sukyung-jang, jiyeon-kim
location: pyeongchang-dong, jongro-gu, seoul, korea
photography: sergio pirrone
use: residential
site area: 353.92 sqm
building area: 167.88 sqm
gross floor area: 441.69 sqm
structure: concrete  
exterior finishing: aluminum sheet, exposed concrete
interior finishing: lacquer, exposed concrete