Knot House by Atelier Chang on Geoje Island (South Korea)
Photos: Kyungsub Shin
Perched on a cliff on the south coast of the South Korean island of Geoje, five white volumes form a stepped row, facing the sea through glass facades. A work of the studio led by Chang Soohyun (Seoul, 1980) – which has offices in London and Zurich –, the design of the so-called Knot Houses comes from trying to come up with the perfect, seamless spatial connection, free of boundaries, between outdoor landscape and interior living space. Characterized by folds and angular roofs, the constructions take on the form of knots, and limits melt into the vegetation. Spaces are linked visually through the elements of wood and the ceramic pavements imitating this material. To maximize views without sacrificing privacy, the complex is composed of four one-level units containing six rooms for guests, and the main building rising two floors, the owner’s residence, besides communal zones like the kitchen, the dining room, and the swimming pool.
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