Made for a pilot and his family, the house by Iroje KHM Architects carries a metaphor of the airplane’s flight while incorporating Korea’s architectural tradition.
The house, located in a new developing area near the Incheon airport in Seoul, Korea, was designed to reflect its owner lifestyle and daily activities. That said, the dynamic construction of the house with its roof elements reminiscent of frozen wings symbolizes the act of flying. In addition to its absolutely unique design (though characteristic for the architects), the house features several references to traditional Korean architectural elements, such as yard, garden and rumaru pavilion. However, in this project they are transformed into contemporary housing program which applies to the house’s main outside space. It doesn’t only allows the house to be in harmony with the surrounding nature, but also forms a landscape hill.