Hye Ro Hun House
- Caroline Kurze
IROJE KHM Architects finished the ‘Hye Ro Hun House’ in Korea. The site is located inbetween the city and the surrounding mountains. The front side opens the view to the urban landscape of downtown Gwangju, while the rear of the house is oriented towards the mountains.
By opening the transparent gate door, you access the house, walking over a long gangplank that looks like an architectural canyon. Two wooden boxes give the impression of a massive sculpture in the landscape. One structure contains living room and dining room, while the other box contains master bed and study room and another box in the structure conists of two bedrooms and study rooms for two daughters. The architects created a dynamic space over the living room. In 9m height, a double master bedroom with bamboo garden is floating. Through the top light of the roof, moving sunlight varies the atmosphere of the living room all day long. Horizontal and vertical ways indoors or outdoors cross each other continously and create a unique atmosphere in this various space.