Korean architecture firm AND (Architecture of Novel Differentiation) created a stunning home embedded with its land to shape a fascinating hybrid. This contemporary residence in Gyeonggido, Korea, bears the name Villa Topoject – a bold architectural project taming the valley it occupies. Located between mountains, in a picturesque landscape, the incredible residential structure bonds inhabitants with the land while allowing them to enjoy the surroundings like tourists overlooking awe-inspiring views. Architects describe this fabulous topography-molded house as a marriage between the structure and its surroundings:
“While the valley slopes upward, series of houses intermittently continue facing a 3 meter wide road. Instead of making walls or fences towards the road, the house gently lifts up the topography to form private spaces inside. Villa Topoject rejects the dichotomy of object building versus landscape building. It is a mutant born as a hybrid of the two kinds, and it focuses on the transformation process between the two typologies.”
Gathering south views where a small creek rushes downhill, this dream home becomes part of the land, with semi-private zones, while the private areas are kept protected inside. This is a perfect example of how lines can be blurred between interior and exterior, land and structure.