Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon



 

Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon

The S Mahal house is located in Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea. It is a modern house Korean architect Moon Hoon designs for his friend. The customer wishes for a small house design fitting his budget and his daily needs.

His intentions are to live there with his wife and her parents and to raise animals on the property as well. That is why the house has to provide enough space and privacy and to contain an inner court for the animals.

 

Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon

With many conditions and not a lot of money architect Moon Hoon has to design cautiously and consider less expensive materials. The land he builds on provides a lot of resources – water, a forest, a rice paddy and livestock stables. These rich surroundings have to communicate with the small house design and be embraced by it. The architect manages to create a single court for every room and one in the centre which makes a total of seven inner courts. He also designs a balcony separating a space for the customer’s pets. All these open spaces bring nature inside and turn this visually small house design into much more spacious and open environment. The owner’s love for India and its culture leads into creating a prayer room and a sonarasi also used as a pool on top of the building.

 

Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon

The low budget barely covers the finishing materials which are hard and cold as the architect himself defies them. Most of the exterior is painted with white paint but the lack of money makes is necessary to choose a different finish. The solution for the final touch in this small house design is curtains made from waterproof cloth. Their flexibility and the way they shift under the wind create the atmosphere that the house is alive. That appealed to the architect and he thought the choice proper but when some strong winds came and made the curtains wave violently the owner’s in-laws felt discomfort so they had to be taken down. The small house design looks a bit unfinished without them but it still provides comfort and aesthetics.

By K.H.Hristova

Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon

Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon

Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon

Small House Design by Moon Hoon

 

Modern architecture Small House Design by Moon Hoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit the Moon Hoon website – here.

Photography by Kim Yong Kwan and Park Chan Woo


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