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Moon Hoon's 'Dogok Maximum' is in Seoul's Gagnam Neighborhood

 - Jan 10, 2017
References: moonhoon & dezeen
Moon Hoon, the eccentric South Korean architect, has recently built a house called 'Dogok Maximum' that takes inspiration from the lot on which it is built. The current residents are a photographer and his mother, but the real estate was previously occupied by a fortuneteller and shaman, and Dogok Maximum's striking design reflects that history.

The building is unique in most aspects of its design. In terms of engineering, it features a canted shape that has five storeys on one side and three storeys on the other. Its design aesthetic is also unusual, with a facade that has triangular cuts into the concrete and interior decorating that includes a mishmash of woodworking techniques (such as parquet flooring and chequerboard tiles.)

There are several windows through the building, but they are kept small to retain privacy in the high density neighborhood.