Architecture

Leaning House tilts upwards to offer a great view

Leaning House tilts upwards to...
The Leaning House, by South Korean architecture firm Praud (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The Leaning House, by South Korean architecture firm Praud (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The Leaning House, by South Korean architecture firm Praud (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The Leaning House, by South Korean architecture firm Praud (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The exterior of the home is clad in zinc (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The exterior of the home is clad in zinc (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The lack of a photovoltaic array seems a waste on such a large area of flat roof (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The lack of a photovoltaic array seems a waste on such a large area of flat roof (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The house takes up an area of 96 sq m (1,033 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The house takes up an area of 96 sq m (1,033 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
By tilting upwards, the home offers great views of nearby Chungpyong Lake (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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By tilting upwards, the home offers great views of nearby Chungpyong Lake (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
By tilting upwards, the home offers great views of nearby Chungpyong Lake (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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By tilting upwards, the home offers great views of nearby Chungpyong Lake (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The Leaning House, by South Korean architecture firm Praud (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The Leaning House, by South Korean architecture firm Praud (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The interior is split into a family room, living room, terrace, reading room and library, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The interior is split into a family room, living room, terrace, reading room and library, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
Shot of the balcony area (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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Shot of the balcony area (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
Shot of the terrace area shaded by the cantilevered section (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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Shot of the terrace area shaded by the cantilevered section (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
Shot of the balcony area (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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Shot of the balcony area (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The exterior of the home is clad in zinc (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The exterior of the home is clad in zinc (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The house takes up an area of 96 sq m (1,033 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The house takes up an area of 96 sq m (1,033 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
Leaning House was completed earlier this year (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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Leaning House was completed earlier this year (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The interior comprises a total floorspace of 127 sq m (1,367 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The interior comprises a total floorspace of 127 sq m (1,367 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The layout comprises a ground floor, mezzanine, and a further staircase leading to the master bedroom and balcony (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The layout comprises a ground floor, mezzanine, and a further staircase leading to the master bedroom and balcony (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
View from the ground floor interior (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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View from the ground floor interior (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
View from the mezzanine (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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View from the mezzanine (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The house takes up an area of 96 sq m (1,033 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The house takes up an area of 96 sq m (1,033 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The interior comprises a total floorspace of 127 sq m (1,367 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
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The interior comprises a total floorspace of 127 sq m (1,367 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)

Architecture firm Praud decided upon an interesting approach when commissioned to build a home near Seoul, South Korea. To ensure its clients could enjoy a choice view of a nearby lake and catch all available southern sunlight despite the hilly landscape, the firm tilted a section of the home upwards – thus inspiring the name Leaning House.

Somewhat reminiscent of the ZEB Pilot House in the way in which it tilts, Leaning House doesn't, alas, sport any green features whatsoever. The home is clad in zinc and takes up a physical footprint of 96 sq m (1,033 sq ft) on a plot measuring 482 sq m (5,188 sq ft). Its overall design is simple and comprises two boxes: one horizontal, and another that tilts upwards and cantilevers over the main body of the structure.

The tilting design offers the benefit of creating a small shaded terrace area towards the front of the home, though also appears to limit the available sunlight in the ground floor living area too.

The interior comprises a total floorspace of 127 sq m (1,367 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)
The interior comprises a total floorspace of 127 sq m (1,367 sq ft) (Photo: Kyungsub Shin)

The interior layout is largely open-plan and comprises a family room, living room, kitchen and terrace on ground floor, while the mezzanine sports a reading room, library, bedroom, and bathroom. Finally, some stairs lead to a master bedroom, bathroom, and balcony, from which that all-important lake view can be appreciated.

Leaning House was completed earlier this year.

Source: Praud

3 comments
flylowguy
It seems architects mostly run to their shoebox collection for design inspiration.
JSSFB
I can not see the point, there is a lot of wasted space by the look of it, not what I would call a good idea at all
Noel K Frothingham
Give it time, JSSFB.