Iroje Kimhyoman architecture studio designed the Nok Sung Hun House located in GuMiDong, BunDang, SungNam, Korea.
The elegant geometrical design of this residence was greatly inspired by the terrain in which the house stands and the mountains surrounding the site.
Nok Sung Hun House by Iroje Kimhyoman:
Because of the site’s proximity to nature and the city, this is a place where one can enjoy the sweet smell and pleasant sound of nature and the convenience of the city.
The house consists of two masses, one is the main house and the other is the guesthouse which is to be the representative image of this house.
The cozy outdoor space between the two masses and dynamic space of the main garden interact through the open framed wall which functions as picturesque frame and landscape formative element.
Several open framed walls made of zinc-plate and wood panel make the inner space of this house dramatic with the character of the semi-closed or semi-opened walls, semi-closed or semi-opened.
Using the same materials inside and outside of the house, the vague border between in and outside of this house made the space appear larger than it actually is.
The mountains behind the house and the context of surrounding conditions of the site inspired the form of this house through the various composition of inclined metal roofs which are spread dynamic and horizontally.
The name of this house, NOKSUNGHUN, means ‘The house to think the future of life with hearing the sound of nature’.
Photos by JongOh Kim