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Star Wars-inspired house uses the force

Star Wars-inspired house uses ...
The Starwars House, by South Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The Starwars House, by South Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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Despite the home’s unusual shape, the interior is comfortable and practical (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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Despite the home’s unusual shape, the interior is comfortable and practical (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The top floor is given over to play (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The top floor is given over to play (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
An operable bookshelf is actually a hidden door (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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An operable bookshelf is actually a hidden door (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
An operable bookshelf is actually a hidden door (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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An operable bookshelf is actually a hidden door (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The first two floors comprise the home's living quarters, bathroom and kitchen, but the third floor is given over to play (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The first two floors comprise the home's living quarters, bathroom and kitchen, but the third floor is given over to play (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The interior features a clean, almost utilitarian finish with plenty of plain wood (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The interior features a clean, almost utilitarian finish with plenty of plain wood (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
Its many windows also allow for plenty of natural light which helps the rooms look larger than they really are (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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Its many windows also allow for plenty of natural light which helps the rooms look larger than they really are (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The three-story home's unusual shape actually proves very workable (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The three-story home's unusual shape actually proves very workable (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
Completed in 2013, the unusual project was conceived for an airline pilot and his former ground crew wife, and their children (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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Completed in 2013, the unusual project was conceived for an airline pilot and his former ground crew wife, and their children (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
Despite the home’s unusual shape, the interior is comfortable and practical (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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Despite the home’s unusual shape, the interior is comfortable and practical (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The first two floors comprise the home's living quarters (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The first two floors comprise the home's living quarters (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The first two floors comprise the home's living quarters (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The first two floors comprise the home's living quarters (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The Starwars House, by South Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The Starwars House, by South Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The home sports a small atrium (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The home sports a small atrium (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The Starwars house cost a total of 200 million KRW (around US$192,000) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The Starwars house cost a total of 200 million KRW (around US$192,000) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
Aerial view of the plot (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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Aerial view of the plot (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The house was completed in 2013 (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The Starwars house cost a total of 200 million KRW (around US$192,000) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
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The Starwars house cost a total of 200 million KRW (around US$192,000) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The chance to Photoshop an R2D2 into one's house must be the stuff of dreams for most young architects (Image: Moon Hoon)
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The chance to Photoshop an R2D2 into one's house must be the stuff of dreams for most young architects (Image: Moon Hoon)
Don't worry, that's not a real Death Star in the background (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Don't worry, that's not a real Death Star in the background (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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Architectural plans of the Starwars House (Image: Moon Hoon)
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The force is strong in South Korea. Local architecture firm Moon Hoon has built a Star Wars-inspired home that would look at home on a George Lucas movie set. The Starwars House was constructed for a family of four on a relatively low budget and shows a sense of fun while remaining a practical family home.

Completed in 2013, the unusual project was conceived when an airline pilot and his former ground crew wife approached Moon Hoon architects to construct a house with a small physical footprint for themselves and their children. Using the fact that the husband had wanted to be an astronaut in his youth as a jumping-off point, the firm brainstormed and eventually settled upon a dwelling that references Star Wars from the outside.

The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)
The three story home measures a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) (Photo: Namgoong Sun)

Despite the home’s unusual shape, the interior is comfortable and practical. The three-story home comprises a total floor space of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft) and features a clean interior finish of plain wood and white walls. Its many windows also allow for plenty of natural light which helps the rooms look larger than they really are..

The first two floors feature the home's living quarters, bathroom and kitchen, but the third floor is given over to play. An operable bookshelf serves as a hidden door, and opens to reveal a play area with a slide and "control room" for the future Jedis of the house to learn how to mind trick people into doing their chores for them.

The Starwars House cost a total of 200 million KRW (around US$192,000).

Source: Moon Hoon

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3 comments
3 comments
BigGoofyGuy
I think that is really cool. It looks really nice.
Perhaps one could paint the outside black with the lines being a neon read or have LED in them so they glow red? It would be like a house from the Disney movie TRON.
Purple-Stater
This place looks fantastic! Especially so for the small footprint. $192k seems to be an overly liberal use of the term "low-budget" though.
Asoka Indrasoma
Nice! Somewhat reminiscent of a sand-crawler... (a clean one!)