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.

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

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.

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

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

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

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.

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

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.

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

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

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

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

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

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

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon in main architecture  Category

Photos by Namgoong Sun.