Sometimes clients have strong wishes about the building they are investing in. It is not a rare example that they want to build in their profession, most often into interior design. But sometimes they feel so inspired by their profession or way of life that they need to transfer that to their living space. Flying house has been created for a young pilot and his family.
Even if someone’s first association would be a house as a plane, this house is certainly something else. It has the flying element built in the overall design but in a very complex and spiritual manner. Movement-like surfaces are creating an illusion of flying, whether it can be seen in the house itself, or in the impression of people staying inside. Deciding if it has landed or ready to take off seems just too superficail.
The unusual design follows a functional concept of built space around a courtyard. This courtyard floats above the house through paths in a green roof achieving the most in terms of connection of green and built spaces.
Besides the obvious modern elements, the house gives a contemporary interpretation of traditional Korean architecture. It is showing for example in connection to the ground in the living room and architecture of the pavilion. This was also a demand of the client given the personal touch of the architect. With lots of reinforced concrete, rough surfaces, aluminum façade from a strict budget the house proves again that design is about concepts and not funds.
Name: Flying House
Size: 195 m2
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Architect: IROJE KHM Architects
Image credits: ©Sergio Pirrone via https://www.yatzer.com/flying-house-south-korea