The Lollipop House in Giheung-Gu, South Korea, was recently completed by Seoul-based studio Moon Hoon. The 1,110 square foot residence was especially developed for a single family and contrasts its neighborhood buildings due to its iconic shape and colorful exterior. The pink and white home consists of seven levels connected by stairs which wrap around an interior void. In case you were wondering what type of rooms could this lollipop shaped home accommodate- the interiors resemble those of a “common” crib: a living area, kitchen and dining area, master bedroom, children’s bedroom, attic playroom and upper level AV room. Do you find this family residence in South Korea fun or a bit out there? If you were to live in a childhood-inspired home, how would it look like?
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests