- Architect In Charge: Kim Seongryul
- Design Team: Choi changgyu, Park yeonju
- City: Cheongdo-gun
- Country: South Korea
Text description provided by the architects. The clients who had a great deal of fatigue in working and in the urban environment asked to us design a house surrounded by nature. They had a desire for a unique space that was different from the apartment where they lived.
The site is a steep slope with mountains in the back. We did not want to design on the land properly arranged by cutting the ground or build up the soil . The point was to actively use the surrounding natural environment and land while comply with slope of the land and overturns the concept of the building form what people think.
The house in the ground, the nature in the house. A house-shaped white shell is the space embrace the nature. The residential space lower than the ground level enables a variety of spatial experiences through the skip floor planning. By reversing the shape of the land and the house, we wanted to think about the relationship between house and nature and notion of form.
Product Description. Dirt runs off with the water that falls on the facade. The Lotusan exterior coating possesses a highly water-repellent surface similar to that of the lotus leaf. Its microstructure has been modeled on the lotus plant to minimize the contact area for water and dirt.