Located on the UNESCO heritage site of Jeju island, the seaside condominium, and designed by Seoul-based practice Planning Korea, the house 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.
The interior of this three storey dwelling has wooden and glass touches that added to its futuristic look. The construction started last September 2012 and will be completed in 2015.
Architect: Planning Korea
I 💙 the dusky blue combination on this block of flats in Deptford. I am working on adding some additional colourways to two of our designs and this has given me some inspiration. My photo doesn't do it justice though.