Moon Hoon designed the architectural house for an empty plot beside a lake in Bangdong, an area of South Korea popular with tourists.

Architectural Design – Conan House

Moon Hoon designed the architectural house for an empty plot beside a lake in Bangdong, an area of South Korea popular with tourists.

“The vacant site seemed to invite some kind of a sculptural object, unhindered by its neighbours, standing rather conspicuously,” said the architect.

Polygonal facades are created by slicing the corners off a narrow cuboid. On each wall these outlines are repeatedly scaled down and recessed until they form windows in the centre.the jagged floor levels follow the staircase all the way up to the attic, where there is a small red slide that traverses down the void – adding to this building’s sense of fun. the compact house offers a feeling of vertical depth through the subtraction of this central space. Conan House, which translates as Toy House, was designed for a local TV producer who wanted somewhere to display his toy collection

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“He is an avid collector of miniature robots and figures,” said the architect, “a hobby that started from an early age that has not stopped.”

Hoon created square niches in the railings that surround the central staircase to display the best objects in the client’s collection.

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project info:

architect: moon hoon

location: daejeon yusung-gu bang-dong 176, south korea

site area: 261.6㎡
floor area: 45.8㎡
total floor area: 105.3㎡
building to land ratio: 20%
floor area ratio: 36.72%
building scope: 2f, 1b
structure: reinforced concrete, wood
client: gun young lee

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