Architect Moon Hoon recently designed the Panorama House , in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. One of the most unique features incorporated into the home is a wooden slide built directly into a library which also functions as a stair-stepped home theater seating area. Via the architect:
The basic request of upper and lower spatial organization and the shape of the site promted a long and tin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi-functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more. The client was very pleased with the design, and the initial design was accepted and finalized almost instantly, only with minor adjustments.
The kitchen and dining space is another important space where family gathers to bond. The TV was pushed away to a smaller living room. The attic is where the best view is possible, it is used as a play room for younger kids. The multi-use stair and slide space brings much active energy to the house, not only children, but also grown ups love the slide staircase. An action filled playful house for all ages.
The city of New York becomes the … heart! Among the buildings of a megacity futuristic hotel in the name »The Heart of the District» (pp. “The heart of the region”) is intended to mean that the central organ of the city. Taking the shape of hearts, the hotel manually architects Arina Agieieva and Dmitri Zhuikov composed entirely of organic components and features a modern and striking design that is both futuristic and emotional context that surrounds him!
“With the belief that every urban environment has a soul whether to people or buildings, New York City, which is a living piece throbbing daily motion, must have its own heart!” Say the architects. The hotel is located between the buildings and are expected to provide quality accommodation of high standards in line with modern requirements, while graced with the presence of the city and attract many tourists.
In his ‘Architecture of Density’ photo series, German photographer Michael Wolf explores the jaw-dropping urban landscapes of Hong Kong. He rids his pictures of any context, such above or the earth below, and rarely includes people, either. The images are large scale flat captions of buildings which appear to be infinite and haunting in Michael’s photos.
Michael’s main focus has always been life in mega cities, capturing the urban beauty of the “architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises,” as explained in his statement. The distinctive feature of Michael’s work is said to be his ability to “find the symbolic value in those seemingly insignificant details that so often go unnoticed”.