Meet the “Flying House”, a custom home in Korea designed to capture the spirit of flight and bring the concept of an aircraft to a custom house.
Located in Incheon, Korea near an airport, the concrete house, first reported on by Arch Daily, combines flight-inspired lines and elements with traditional characteristics of Korean architecture.
Designed by Seoul-based IROJE KHM Architects for a young pilot and his family, the flow of the house is meant to evoke the design and movements of an aircraft, with whimsical slopes and a wall of courtyard-facing windows filling the house with natural light. The slanted roof garden and its floating balcony are also meant to recall the sensation of flying.
Traditional architectural principles are incorporated conceptually through the overall balance of sky, land and structural form, although the house’s asymmetry may suggest otherwise. The outdoor landscaping creates circulation and direct access between the centralized courtyard and the roof via two stairways. The living room also has a sunken heated stone seating area.
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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_flying_house/12261.
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