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Korean director and recent Academy award winner, Bong Joon-ho dreamt up the modern masterpiece that is the house in South Korean social satire, ‘Parasite’.
In the film, the breath-taking, uber modern home was designed by a fictional architect- the great Namgoong Hyeonja, and is everything that the Kim’s home is not; bright, spacious, beautiful.
Though it isn’t a real home and was built by production designer Lee Ha Jun, equally impressive architecture can be seen dotted around the city of Seoul and beyond.
Namgoong Hyeonja, eat your heart out!
Aele house in South Korea sits on a mountain just outside of Seoul. Nestled deep in the forest, this house is antithetical to its surroundings- it’s totally concrete, grey and square but somehow looks like it belongs.
Read more on the house here.
Created for a photographer, this Seoul home was created by South Korean architect, Moon Hoon. Narrow and tall, ‘Dogok Maximum’ towers over other homes in the Gangnam district.
Read more about Moon Hoon’s creation here.
THE GEOJEDO PRAIRIE HOUSE
Built into a cliff side right by the sea, The Geojedo Prairie house is a representation of man made creations and nature merging. Where better to experience the beauty of the ocean than in a special piece of architecture like this?
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Glass, steel and concrete are the foundation to this brutalist piece of architecture designed by Tadao Ando. Not strictly a home but breathtaking nonetheless, Glass House is a gallery and a cafe- with plenty of room to spare.
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This beautiful, airy home in Guri is owned by a family, who were inspired to create a design motif dictated by the line of sunlight.
Read more on the masterpiece that is Slit House here.
Designed by South Korean architect Sae Min Oh, H House is an award-winning residence in Seongbuk-Dong. The use of concrete and wood materials create a unique and tranquil design.
Find out more about H-House here.