Conan House by Moon Hoon
South-Korean architect Moon Hoon has designed this ‘toy house’ for a young couple and their son in Bangdong, a famous place for sight seeing and leisure for near by dwellers. The irregular plot of land situated right in front of Bangdong lake boasts a beautiful open view of the lake and a low mountain as a back drop. When the architect visited for the first time, the vacant site seemed to invite some kind of a sculptural object, unhindered by its neighbors, standing rather conspicuously.
The House has a central core that is used as an exhibition space and a railing for his toys. The spiral and jagged floor levels follow the spiral stair case all the way up to the attic, where you can find a small red slide that traverses the void. The exterior expresses the inner spiral energy in a simplified form.
The spiral stair case is a place for movement, play and exhibition. It plays a central role in the house. The other functioning rooms such as living, kitchen, bedrooms are attached to the system. The windows are placed in the center of each walls, mimicking the concept and inviting ample amount of light. The void in the middle gives much vertical depth in a otherwise a compact house.