Over the years, architects have always struggled to maintain the spatial circulation between different levels, when it comes to multi-storied housing units. The reasons behind this may vary from reduced scale of the project, building by-laws to even obtrusive plans due to smaller plots. However, Korean architectural firm Moon Hoon have traversed these limitations by their own design of a modern single family property in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. Sprawling in its entire scope, the ‘Panorama’ residential building is defined by a rectilinear wave form. However, beyond the expansive elevation, it is the ‘seamless’, open plan of the house that really tickles our fancy.[nggallery id=89]
Section wise, the two floors of Panorama are joined spatially as well as visually by a simple staircase that uniquely doubles up as a book shelving system. It also poses as the crucial access point to the main living quarters of the house (all situated on the upper floor), along with the kitchens and a big movie screen. The multi-use stairs further continue on to the attic, which has been envisaged as an isolated play room for the younger kids of the family. Finally, the extending wave-patterned windows along with the vantage point in the attic provide sweeping views of the surrounding city-scape draped in greenery.