moon hoon: panorama house
moon hoon: panorama house moon hoon: panorama house
mar 06, 2012

moon hoon: panorama house

‘panorama house’ by moon hoon, 712-14 yangcheong-ri, ochang-eup, cheongwon-gun, chungbuk, korea image © park young chae all images courtesy of moon hoon

perched upon high ground, the ‘panorama house’ by seoul-based architecture practice moon hoon overlooks breathtaking vistas of yangcheong-ri, korea. an angled facade with various sized windows frames the encompassing suburb, fluctuated for diverse perspectives. intended for a family with four children, large by contemporary standards, the home is arranged within a linear footprint with an upper and lower spatial organization. a central multifunctional area features a large wooden staircase which integrates bookshelves, reading nooks, cinema seating oriented towards a projection screen and slide for a quick and fun method maneuvering through the interior. this element brings a dynamic energy to the dwelling, used by both children and adults alike.

the ground level kitchen and dining area are of highest importance to the family, while the tv has been pushed into a small living room. a second floor attic serves as a playroom with the best outlook toward the landscape. traditional heated floors draw inhabitants to sit on the floor, influencing the lower positioning of windows in relation to an individual’s anticipated viewpoints.

main elevation image © park young chae

fluctuating facade image © park young chae

illuminated at dusk image © park young chae

entry image © park young chae

slide for fun vertical circulation by children and adults image © park young chae

central wooden stair, bookshelf, seating and slide image © park young chae

cinema projection viewed from central stair image © park young chae

view of stair and slide from living area image © park young chae

wood stair and bookshelf image © park young chae

diverse perspectives through the first floor’s facade image © park young chae

attic playspace image © park young chae

during fog image © park young chae

floor plan / level 0 1. entrance 2. kitchen 3. gallery 4. study 5. utility room 6. child room 7. bath room 8. parking lot 9. storage 10. courtyard

floor plan / level 1 1. stairs / bookshelf 2. kitchen 3. dining 4. gallery 5. living room 6. balcony 7. dress room 8. bed room 9. bath room 10. utility room 11. deck

floor plan / level 2 1. attic

section 1. attic 2. deck 3. kitchen 4. dining 5. stairs / bookshelf 6. living room 7. dress room 8. bed room 9. child room 10. bath room 11. study 12. kitchen 13. entrance 14. parking lot 15. storage

section 1. attic 2. balcony 3. living room 4. stairs / bookshelf 5. gallery 6. courtyard


project info:

architect: moon hoon design team: lee ju hee / kim dong won / park sang eun client: moon sung gwang completion date: dec. 2011 location: 712-14 yangcheong-ri, ochang-eup, cheongwon-gun, chungbuk, korea total site area: 570.50m2 total floor area: 209.14m2 construction: reinforced concrete + wood frame exterior material: paint, basalt interior material: wood flooring, wall paper

  • Moon Hoon does it again.
    Great house for kids and those of us who are child like.

    Dan says:
  • awesome staircase

    TKH says:
  • looks fun~!

    relena says:
  • Cool looking, not very practical use of space though. Slide is nice idea but no railing on level to those extra large steps is a no no. not to mention the code violation, what about children\’s safety or even adults in low light.

    Mike - Wichita says:
  • Children are not lemmings…If you’re old enough to use stairs then you’re old enough to know that falling off the stairs is going to hurt. As for adults in low light…they should know better to turn the lights on before negotiating stairs without railings.

    Harrumph says:
  • I know that when there is a stair whitout railing you gonna fall sometimes. Lightning doesn\’t matter, wooden slippery steps do.
    It\’s just like driving a motorbike: there are two sort of bikers, those who already have fallen and those who are going to fall.

    tish says:
  • by the way, it’s a great design

    tish says:
  • the project is on a verge of kitsch

    internautas says:
  • Easily one of the worst designed houses coming out of Japan. Pretentious and 2-dimensional.

    airborne says:
  • @airborne
    its from Korea……way to read

    Captain Obvious says:
  • Right, Korea not Japan. The Japanese houses on this site are beautiful in general.

    airborne says:
  • what a beautiful work!

    zeronergy says:
  • Tish, I grew up with stairs that had no railings, and I have traversed them many times, and even when drunk, hung over, and have not fallen down them once. if your worried about falling use the slide, that is what I would do anyway. have to try and put a slide into one of my projects soon…. awesome, lovce it.

    morgan says:
  • the large stair at the centre is also a book shelf, if you look at the images on the Moon Hoon website.. with a name like Moon Hoon, you really should expect something interesting at the least.

    morgan says:

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