Located an hour east of Seoul, Korea, Tilt Roof House found a place between the harmonious mountains and the picturesque rice fields. The project by the Seoul-based architecture studio BCHO Architects is the reflection of “Ki,” the term used to describe the universal energy.
The assumption of the project was not only to create a building, which would respect the natural environment but also would highlight its beauty. The architects took an advantage on the slope of the terrain, same blending the building with the landform and minimizing the excavation into the ground.
“The roof is tilted to follow the slope of the hill while disappearing into the ground. It is built with careful consideration of construction efficiency and the surrounding nature without disrupting the energy flow” - the architects explain.
This design step has allowed using the roof as a recreation space. It’s appointed by three cube-shaped forms, two recessed and one courtyard, and reflects on the inner space. The courtyard lets natural light in, making the rooms bright and pleasant. To make the internal space even more enjoyable, the architects decided to cover the furniture in light plywood and juxtapose it with grey and white finishes.