If your house is located at a beautiful site with a nearby lake and a hilly landscape surrounding, then you would want to enjoy the view as much as you can. And for some reason if it is not possible, the best solution is to change the house design to fit your needs. This is exactly what Architecture firm Praud did when assigned with the task of building a house near Seoul, South Korea. The firm tilted a home section upwards in order to catch sunlight amidst the hilly landscape. This house, named as Leaning House, can be viewed in the images below.
The Leaning House is not suitable for Green Environment as its exterior is built in Zinc metal. The house covers a total physical area of 96 sq. m. The overall design is simple with a combination of a horizontal box and an upward tilted box spreading over the main structure. Since the structure can capture maximum sunlight, the lack of a photo-voltaic array is a waste of large area flat roof.
The upward tilting of house offers great views of nearby Chungpyong Lake. It provides the benefit of creating a small shaded terrace towards the front of home but limits the sunlight in the ground floor living room.
The interior comprises of a family room, living room, terrace, reading room, library with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. The three floor interior has stairs leading up to bedrooms and balcony facing beautiful green mountains. The second floor offers a reading room which is in the middle of two stair cases of first and third floor. The interior covers a total floor space of 127 sq. m.
The Leaning House was completed earlier this year. Would you like to spend your vacations in a house like this? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.