moon hoon: visang house, korea moon hoon: visang house, korea
apr 04, 2013

moon hoon: visang house, korea

‘visang house’ by moon hoon, ilsandong-gu, south koreaall images courtesy of moon hoon



seoul-based architect moon hoon is known for his exuberant architectural gestures that often represent a bold and whimsical break with the landscape. the architect responded to an energetic young couple client and thin site with a jagged soaring form. the angled, monumental volume occupies the long plot while maximizing mountain views. in both plan and section the architecture acts as a periscope to the landscape, while interiors become staggered theatrical stages. variously sized exterior windows frame the valley while dematerializing inner rooms and a band of angled glazing further emphasizes the steep mass. 




a rhythm of mullions delineates an angled band of glazing



exterior views show a smattering of windows and main circulation space



interior hallway view



the upper level becomes a projection wall for films



storage systems are integrated with circulation



the language of periscopic apertures pervades the house



the volume is meant to both replicate and optimize views of the landscape



the dramatic form at night



balconies and fenestration come together to complete the operatic work

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