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.