An intriguing collection of angular structures makes up this contemporary home in South Korea’s Sunchang County. Designed by Seoul-based architect Jung Hyo-Won and his studio JHW IROJE Architects, the property, called, aptly, “Forest and House,” sits amid a private, forested site without intruding too heavily on the natural landscape.
There are five buildings in total, and the main one sits on a concrete base propped up by pillars. Taking the general form of a simple gabled house, it features concrete walls, corrugated metal siding, deep roof overhangs, and a large deck, and contain the master bedroom.
Next in size is a minimalist glass box with a flat roof that is also on stilts. It contains a living area, kitchen, and dining. The other ancillary buildings—some of which are inspired in part by hanoks, or traditional Korean houses—are spread out near the edge of the site and are arranged according to the organic comings-and-goings of the owner, a soon-to-be retired professor and engineer. They include a guest room, study, and a bath house.