planning korea: jeju cocoon house planning korea: jeju cocoon house
may 01, 2012

planning korea: jeju cocoon house

‘jeju cocoon house’ by planning korea, jeju island, korea all images courtesy of planning korea



located on the UNESCO heritage site of jeju island, the seaside condominium, ‘jeju cocoon house’ designed by seoul-based practice planning korea is a hybrid interpretation of volcanic topography and the cocoon of a living organism. placed within the center of the home, a spherical element appears as though it has been generated by organic processes, with the physical properties of a naturally formed eco-structure. rounded ceilings and walls blur the typically formal enclosure creating an interior setting with unique perspectives to observe for art pieces, contain a library or hold parties. circular windows may be opened with fluctuating temperatures.

two cubic volumes flank the centerpiece, offering aerial views of the bubble as well as panoramas of the surrounding landscape and distant ocean. taking cues from a nearby forest called the ‘gotjawal’, (whose mild climate and high humidity generates an ideal environment for the cohabitation of many living species) the residence includes locally sourced finishing materials to produce a building which accommodates all four seasons.



aerial view



view to the ocean




top view of the cocoon structure




rectilinear volumes flank the central spherical element




exterior during the day




roof terraces with ocean views




open air pocket pool on terrace




living space




dining area







project info:

architect: planning korea location: jeju, korea area: 308m2 client: berjaya jeju resort limited completion: 2015

  • Look amazing!
    Especially love the interior view of the Cocoon in the center…and the view of the Jeju sea seeming like a front yard of a private house. It would be wonderful if I could live here…

    S. Norman says:
  • Wow.. This house looks amazing! Love the rounded shape of interior..
    i agree this is a true ecostructure.. Cant wait to see this to be completed!

    Karen says:
  • Who made this house..? Wow~~ it’s great! I love that!

    Rimmy says:
  • OMG!!!!!!! It\’s great.
    Give it to me………plz

    victor says:
  • I wonder where the roots of the trees in the roof are suposed to go….

    Nacho says:
  • C’est magnifique comme une scene d’un film. Je n’ai jamais vu un style unique. “Cocoon” me donne un sentiment de confort.

    amelie says:
  • [email protected]@~Tu me fais un effet bœuf !

    marc says:
  • wow!! it looks detailed. it’s perfect place to put guitar. who designed this house. very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ssay says:
  • I think you misunderstood the concept of \”eco-structure\”;
    just because something has a organic, bubbly shape, it doesn\’t mean it is green and environment-friendly.

    About the design: Tastes are different.

    oliver says:
  • Eco? Which bit? Perhaps that stranded tree. Great design though.

    siloboy says:
  • poor poor engineer who has to make sense of this.

    morteza says:
  • .

    1 says:
  • dwelling
    indoor design
    dormer window

    2 says:
  • nobody noticed those are just renders?

    n says:
  • over the top nice

    Bent-Erik Munch, says:
  • FF

    F says:
  • I cant tell you how deep i love it !

    lumeng says:
  • très jolie création

    moi says:

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