moon hoon: lollipop house
moon hoon: lollipop house moon hoon: lollipop house
feb 29, 2012

moon hoon: lollipop house

‘lollipop house’ by moon hoon, giheung-gu, korea image © namgoong sun all images courtesy of moon hoon




seoul-based practice moon hoon has recently completed ‘lollipop house’, a single family dwelling in giheung-gu, korea. evoking the imagery of a child’s candy with alternating pink and white rings, this rounded and segmented elevation conceals seven storeys of internal living spaces. beginning with input from the inhabitants, the design initiated with explorations of rising stairs and spirals. due to budget limitations, the ideas were simplified into a practical skip floor format which wrap around an interior void which forms an atrium.


accessed from the central stair, each space is naturally illuminated with a series of skylights, including the lowest level, a half-basement which contains the study. strung together with the continuous vertical circulation, the successive rooms include a living area, kitchen and dining area, master bedroom, children’s bedroom, attic playroom and upper level AV room. the initial desired energy was then transferred to the exterior with the bod facade of swirling metal panels, leading to the name of the project.

main elevation image © namgoong sun

side elevation with balcony image © namgoong sun

balcony image © namgoong sun

view of entry facade from street image © namgoong sun

main entrance image © namgoong sun

facade detail image © namgoong sun

(left) view of kitchen from living area (right) stair leading from kitchen images © namgoong sun

view to upper and lower levels across the central void image © namgoong sun

(left) downward view through central void (right) upward view through central void images © namgoong sun

central stair image © namgoong sun

overhead skylights illuminate the stair and multiple levels through the central void images © namgoong sun

view from one level to the upper level image © namgoong sun

skylight image © namgoong sun

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1

floor plan / level +2

roof plan

floor plan / level -1










project info:


architect: moon hoon design team: lee ju hee / kim dong won / park sang eun client: kim dae sung completion date: jan 2012 location: 492-5 cheongdeok-dong, giheung-gu, yongin-si, gyeonggi-do, korea total site area: 204.10m2 total floor area: 102.98m2 construction: reinforced concrete + wood frame exterior materials: metal panel interior materials: wood flooring, wall paper

  • Go figure international sensibilities. The outside doesn’t relate at all to it’s surroundings. In fact, it looks like a pop-up circus landed in town. On the other hand, the interior is not bad if you don’t mind living on a staircase.

    faf says:
  • looks like a permanent termite tenting job

    Jeremy says:
  • cute house!

    Jen says:
  • Well, obviously the people who live in this house value a visual serenity. How could they not consider that their neighbors might find that desirable as well.

    Sparky says:
  • i wouldn’t like to leave the house and forget something I need in the bedroom.

    larry joe says:

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