Saturday, March 27, 2010

Modern Norwegian Architecture - wood and steel house design in Korea

Designed by Finish architect Sami Rintala as part of the Home Design for Anyang Public Art Project, this modern wood and steel house design graces a treed hilltop in Seoul, Korea. With a large main volume of weathered steel, a concrete cellar below, and four smaller adjoining wooden volumes overhanging above, the house is certainly an amazing, contemporary example among its natural surroundings in a river valley. But this home’s connection to nature is clear. According to modern Norwegian architecture firm Rinalta Eggertsson Architects, “Each small space [within] includes a suggestion for use and the symbolic presence of one of the basic elements – fire, water, air, earth.” Large windows and skylights illuminate interiors is unexpected places, adding yet another layer of interest to the contemporary home.

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