Happy Landing: Flying House by IROJE KHM Architects
Architect: IROJE KHM Architects
Location: Incheon (KR)
For a young pilot and his family, the architects have designed a house that seems to have just landed. The chosen plot of land is located in an urban development area near Incheon Airport: this connection may possibly have influenced their decision in favour of the unusual design theme.
New architectural elements combine with those determined by the daily routines of the future residents to form an organism. Above all, the idea of flying became the constructive leitmotif for the house. The dynamic shapes of the snow-white home serve as a metaphor for gliding in the air.
Traditional Korean house structures dictate that the living-room floor must touch the ground. This is why the architects have planned a sunken area in the central living room. This symbolizes a balance between heaven and earth. Rough, untreated concrete components represent a cost savings. The inside spaces flow into the interior garden area; modern living requirements and traditional ideas of house and nature come together as an unconventional series of rooms.