IROJE KHM Architects have designed a truly out-of-this-world home for a young pilot and his family, located in South Korea in a new developing town near the Incheon airport.
In drawing inspiration from flight, again, as the owner is a pilot, the rumaru's carried surface roof on top of the courtyard, and the dynamic movement of the home, metaphorically symbolize an aircraft's flight. To further play on the environmental balance between the sky and the land, the architects planned a sitting down form of heating stone system, which is a tradition Korean architectural structure.
When venturing from the house to the courtyard, a sloped garden in turn promotes strolling circulation, seamlessly flowing one with the other.
For a detailed look at "Flying House," see the coinciding gallery above.
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