Tafline Laylin

The Cocoon House is an Amorphous Green-Roofed Retreat on a UNESCO Heritage Site

by , 05/01/12
filed under: Architecture, gallery

Planning Korea, UNESCO world-heritage site, cocoon house, natural materials, green design, green roof, sustainable design, eco-design, Gotjawal Village, South Korea, mixed-use development

Designed for a site in Gotjawal Village and just one part of the Jeju Airest City, an integrated residential and business resort, the Cocoon House features a central cocoon around which the rest of the house is organized. Given that South Korea experiences high temperatures and humidity, the circular side windows and skylights can be open and closed in order to regulate the internal temperature.

The rest of the house includes a conference room, a small atelier, a library, and a private gallery, in addition to living spaces, allowing the residents to combine both work and play in one building. A green roof provides insulation and manages rainwater runoff and rounds off the aesthetics of this unusual home slated for completion in 2015.

+ Planning Korea

Via Arch Daily

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