Korean architecture firm, Office 53427 delved into a first for Korea with the construction of the Pan-gyo Residence – the first to have a facade covered in HI-MACS®.

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Led by architect Kiwoong Ko, the corner lot home was built for a young couple and their two sons in a recently developed area where single family houses were being built.

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

Located in Pankyo, Korea, about 30 minutes from Seoul, the futuristic, all-white exterior is made from HI-MACS® which is an acrylic stone. Using this material not only makes the property stand out from the neighbors (in a good way), its also super durable making it a perfect material for the exterior.

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The bottom of the house is partially covered in horizontal wood planks, making it a nice contrast with the white. It’s meant to look like an ocean wave and the foam is shown through the perforated squares at the top.

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The windows protrude out from the facade, breaking up the stone and giving it more character.

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

You enter the home through the vestibule (above), which is also made of HI-MACS®. The floors are the same wood used on the base of the exterior.

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The HI-MACS® theme continues to the interior with the built-in furniture in the living room, the kitchen, and the staircase banister, all being made out of the material.

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

A House Covered in HI MACS: Pan gyo Residence by Office 53427 in main architecture  Category

Photos by Yongkwan Kim.