This unique home for a young pilot and his family in South Korea is one of the funnest homes we’ve ever seen. The Flying House was designed by IROJE KHM Architects, who drew inspiration from traditional Korean architecture to create a delicate balance between sky and land.

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The architects combined the elements of yard, garden and rumaru, a traditional courtyard with a canopy, to create a space which connects the ground to the roof surface. The resulting sloped roof garden allows the house to coexist with nature, with a flowing design that establishes a strong connection to the ground.

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A limited budget influenced the choice of materials. By leaving the concrete framework surfaces exposed, the architects managed to utilize the structural material as the finishing material and lower the total construction cost of the building.

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Via Archdaily

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Flying House, IROJE KHM Architects, courtyard, South Korea, green roof, green architecture, concrete, affordable architecture, canopy

Photos by Sergio Pirrone