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Crazy architectural design ‘Rock It Suda’ South Korea


Seoul-based architectural practice, Moon Hoon, have designed the Rock It Suda project. The bizarre and crazy property belongs to a guitarist and can be found in Jeongseon, Gangwon Do, South Korea.

According to the architects: “Rock It Suda is a name for the pension and it’s concept. The client is a base guitarist, a member of the amateur rock group named Rock It Suda. On regular basis, they perform live, at the pension.

“The site has a dry river, and an open view in front, and the other sides are, surrounded by the mountain range. The six ways of capturing the beautiful scenery gave birth to spatial contraction, expansion, and compression, then themes such as Spain, Barbie, Stealth+Ferrari, cave, and Korean traditional house were added.

“Play architecture is born, when giant soft hammock, shaped like tails are attached to hard secured architecture. It is hoped that, the wind, and movement made by people playing in the hammock, expresses the desire that architecture is not secure and unmoving.

“Architecture is alive!: moving beyond it’s limits…also, living in the realm of imaginations.

“Pensioning, as it’s referred to in Korea, is a term one used in this country only to describe a foreign activity. In continental Europe, a pension (pronounced ‘paan-shi-on’) is a boarding house or small hotel. Its Korean counterpart emerged as a new breed of accommodation earlier this decade. With the gradual embrace of enthusiasm for leisure and recreation, people started flocking to the suburbs to spend their nights relaxing, barbecuing and enjoying themselves. For city dwellers, in particular, the experience proved to be a liberating though temporary break from the daily grind and suffocating high-rise apartment buildings. Associated with exotic weekend getaways, Korea’s new pensions are built to resemble wood-framed, European, countryside cottages or theme park chalets. A small number of pension designs represent high-end luxury and architectural sophistication. Altogether, pensions are fantasy spaces, exaggerated yet accepted.”

Images courtesy of Moon Hoon


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 25, 2013 | Property | View comments

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