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. 

 

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreaa rhythm of mullions delineates an angled band of glazing

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreaexterior views show a smattering of windows and main circulation space

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreainterior hallway view

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreathe upper level becomes a projection wall for films

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreastorage systems are integrated with circulation

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreathe language of periscopic apertures pervades the house

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreathe volume is meant to both replicate and optimize views of the landscape

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreathe dramatic form at night

 

 

moon hoon: visang house, koreabalconies and fenestration come together to complete the operatic work

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