Convention is getting less and less attractive. That must have been the mindset of the architects at PRAUD when they chose to make their house Lean as opposed to the norm of an upright structure.
Located in a hilly region of South Korea, close to the Chungpyong Lake, the house sits on a challenging site with regard to its surrounding topography and orientation. As such, the architects first had to solve the positioning of the house to get optimal comfort. To this end, the house receives southern sunlight with views of the lake while the house is oriented to the East following the site’s topography. The basic idea or concept of the house, was to lift a typical box at an angle creating space underneath to add to the volume of the box and provide more value and amenity.
Construction on the Leaning House, finished late August 2014 with the owners since moved in. Here are some images of how it got started, how it got its lean, and whole lot of steel reinforcements awaiting their concrete concubine. Really cool and informative.