House of San-jo by studio_GAON

Architecture & Interiors

Kind of obsessed with this House of San-jo by studio_GAON, located in Buk-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea. Yes the design of it is lovely, no doubt, but doesn’t the landscaping look like the set of some fantasy/science-fiction movie? There’s something weirdly wonderful about it, and it stands in stark contrast to the cool, nonplussed gray exterior of the structure.

Look at that sunset, people.

Also so obsessed lately with plain interiors that feature giant windows with views that rival the world’s greatest art pieces. Oh who are we kidding? We’ve always been obsessed.

Love how the concrete structure interacts with the environment! “The concept for this house came from the idea of ‘Sunday’. I used to meet the client and we would work together on Sundays, and so I wanted a house with a relaxed atmosphere like music for a Sunday afternoon. The house is situated in Gwangju (meaning ‘City of Light’ in Korean), which is the fifth biggest city in Korea, also known as the ‘city of art’ and the location for the Gwangju Biennale. The client of this house is a renowned artist in his 70s, famous for his modernist style paintings that deal with the concept of ‘family.’”

What do you think about this modern house?

Images: Architizer
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1 Comment

  1. Becca

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Serene and beautiful.

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