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This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This family home near Gyeongju, South Korea, is surrounded by thick bands of fluted concrete, which offer a play of light and shadow.

Designed by architect Jaebok Choi of South Korean studio ODE Architects, W House is a two-storey, 298-square-metre property designed to respond to its setting between the city and the mountains.

It brings together curved, straight and textured surfaces, and features a range of materials that include concrete, stone, bricks and wood.

The concrete bands are the most prominent feature, wrapping all four sides of the house. ODE Architects sees these as a contemporary interpretation of the curved roofs of Hanoks – the traditional tiled-roof properties found all over South Korea.

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides

This House Wrapping Concrete Bands All Four Sides