House on the Cliff by the RiverEdit profile
Commanding the top of a mountain, ‘A House on the Cliff by the River’ designed by South Korean architects Studio_Gaon overlooks the surrounding valley. The castle-looking structure is located in the popular holiday spot of yangpyeong munho-ri, close to Seoul in Korea. Smoothing the existing sharp edges of the land, the building rests high above – perched on a series of piles it respects the ground below. The exposed concrete mass makes a distinctive mark between its leafy surroundings, and informed by the natural landscape it frames key view shafts. Indentations around the top of the exterior façade reflect typical castle crenelation and offer a dynamic contrast to the soothing curved walls. The interior staircase is constructed in a carefully bended form to help preserve the important lines of sight out to the mountain and sky beyond.
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