Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon was hired by a large family to create a modern space that their four kids could play, read, and study, and well, be kids in. Situated on a sloped and irregular lot, the Panorama House gives the parents the upper part of the home and the children can rule the lower part.

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Located in a relatively new suburb of Chungbuk, Korea, the architect became inspired by the picturesque views and banked on creating a fluctuating facade that would make way for varying directional views throughout.

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Due to the shape of the lot, the design of the house had to be long and thin.

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The exterior, with the zig-zag facade, is accentuated with the lines of the two materials used. It creates an accordion effect as if the house is being stretched out.

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In the central part of the house sits a multifunctional staircase that is the hub of activity. There are stairs for the adults, a slide for the kids, and book storage underneath every stair, making access easy for the little ones.

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Walk around underneath the stairs and you have workspaces and more access to the books.

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The space also acts as a movie theater for the family.

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The windows vary in size creating different scenes as you look out.

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Photos by Namgoong Sun.