Knot House: Five Folded Volumes Spill Down Narrow Site



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Angled at 40 degrees in relation to the shoreline, five individual volumes come together to take optimal advantage of a narrow site on South Korea’s Geoje Island. Atelier Chang’s Knot House gives each space its own prime views of the water and the hilly landscape on the horizon while also maintaining privacy for the owners and their guests.

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At the top of the hill is the owner’s residence, which also serves as the clubhouse for the whole complex, a two-story building that’s the only one to stand out from the rest.

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Folded geometric shapes reminiscent of origami, the roofs seeming to form a continuous ribbon from afar, lead to the final residence at the end of the site.

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Each identical volume is entirely closed-off and windowless from the entry walkway, but features plate-glass walls on the water side to take in the view without sacrificing a sense of solitude.

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All of the structures are made of concrete and feature beachy white-and-wood interiors, the clubhouse offering an infinity-edge pool.

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