Star Wars House by Moon Hoon
Loosely referencing the sci-fi series for which it was named, the Star Wars house by Korean architect Moon Hoon is characterized by its irregular vertical shape as well as geometric cut-outs and beveled grooves in its concrete facade. The design was inspired by the client’s unrealized childhood dream to become an astronaut. The architect describes the top level as “a place high up that could be a control room for the future Darth Vader or a Jedi.”
Toda House by Kimihiko Okada
Stilts enable this curvilinear home in Hiroshima by Kimihiko Okada to take full advantage of its location adjacent to the sea. Not only does this layout raise the living spaces above neighboring homes so they can look out over the city and the surrounding landscape, it also frees up the ground so the inhabitants can enjoy having a yard despite the small plot. The glass-enclosed living spaces spiral around a central void.
Juju Cocoon House by Planning Korea
Envisioned as a sort of cocoon nestled among volcanic tophography, Jeju Cocoon House by Seoul-based architects Planning Korea looks out-of-this-world from the outside, but its interior feels soft and warm thanks to lots of wood. An egg-shaped element is flanked by a pair of cubic volumes, one featuring a mid-level terrace swimming pool and an expansive green roof.