What if you could lift up your house and position it like a telescope so that it focuses on the distant horizon? That’s essentially what PRAUD did with this two-story private residence near Chungpyong Lake in South Korea, lifting a rectangular architectural volume and propping it up on a smaller one to make it seem like it’s leaning.
The cantilevered front portion of the home faces the south for optimal sunlight exposure during the day, creating a shaded terrace below. The angle enables a small balcony off the master bedroom upstairs, while the glazed box holding up the main volume pulls in even more light.
The rectangular form is wrapped in zinc panels, enhancing the dynamic diagonal visual effect. The overall scheme increases square footage without altering the building’s small footprint, and stays within a relatively low budget of $185,000.