Architect Moon Hoon sent us images last night of his recently completed swirling candy-colored Lollipop House, and we couldn't wait to share them with you! Hoon chose timber and metal over the standard concrete construction so common in South Korea, and he used a wood platform framing technique borrowed from Canada. The seven-storey interior concealed by the exterior red and white metal cladding is filled to the brim with daylight, which combined with insulation and radiant heating slashes the home's carbon footprint.
The home is clad in swirling candy-colored metal panels
Hoon used timber framing instead of concrete
Timber framing reduces construction time and costs
Timber and metal are easier to recycle than concrete and have a smaller footprint
Every floor inside has a different function
Each level is connected by a winding staircase
Skylights pump daylight all the way through the home
This combined with insulation, and radiant floor heating reduces the home's energy footprint
The interior is characteristically minimalist
A single family lives in this unusual home
Hoon claims that the Lollipop house is cheaper both in the short and long term.
This sketch reveals the initial thought process behind the home.