The ‘Flying House’
With a love of aviation, a pilot in South Korea felt the sky was the limit for his vision of the perfect home. He commissioned architect HyoMan Kim of IROJE KHM to bring his ‘Flying House’ idea to life.
The house, near the Incheon Airport in South Korea, is not completely futuristic. It has its roots in a traditional Korean house to provide a feeling of being grounded. In contrast , the floating roof looks ready to take flight. The house features an extended area of lawn that slopes up one side of the house to a rooftop landscape which allows the occupants to stroll through the different levels outside the house. This allows the home to coexist with the nature and form a landscape hill providing a balance between the land and the sky.
Key features on the interior include a contemporary version of a conversation pit – a large seating area with a heated stone floor. To help reduce construction costs, structural materials, including the concrete framework and block walls, were left exposed on the interior.
sources: Stuff, Sergio Pirrone (photos)