muuun hotel nods to classic korean architecture

NOMAL’s style and design references regular Hanok homes


Seoul-based mostly architectural agency NOMAL, in collaboration with Onjium housing studio, constructs a modest resort joined with two personal residences adhering to the design and style principles of Hanok regular Korean homes. Deviating from the stereotypes all over the notion of Hanok, the construction reinterprets the design of the wood household in a modern-day way. Without having being sure by a certain thought, this kind of as modern day reinterpretation or preserving the custom, the structure required two properties in 1 web site, not a typical characteristic for the precise architectural style. The approach constructs a courtyard, forming two ‘L’ styles, with the entrance courtyard on the south side and the start fantasy of ‘Park Hyeokgeose’ on the north facet. The courtyards forget about the historic web-sites ‘Najeong’ and ‘Namsan’ to the east of the Silla Dynasty. Muuun hotel can take its name from the phrase which means ‘the put where by mist and cloud befriend’, locating its web-site shut to ‘Samreung’ forest, effectively known for its stunning normal surroundings. The task aims for a spatial experience equivalent to the perception of moving into a forest comprehensive of mist.

all pictures by Choi Yongjoon



two joined L-Shaped models kind muuun hotel’s system


Built as a welcoming house, the initially entrance curves at 45 levels concerning two hanok top to the principal region. The 2nd open up courtyard varieties a reliable facade securing privateness from the neighboring websites. Each L shape unit satisfies in the middle corner as an entrance. The two volumes set up a dwelling area close to the door and a bedroom at the considerably corner. The far more personal zones are enveloped within walls leaving only some compact openings at the top rated for ventilation. Design studio NOMAL lays out just about every household with sufficient usability, and comfort for the consumer. Regular hanok houses form normal flooring varieties for sitting down and sleeping on the floor for a sedentary life style.


Muuun offers two unique flooring surfaces, a wood base employed for the living place and dining region where by tables and chairs sit, and a better foundation coated in common elements, these as clay plaster and linoleum with bean oil, made use of for the bedrooms. Differentiating from hanok’s key white tonality, the partitions and ceilings use gray Korean shade paper. The bedrooms place up a different layer of common paper and hemp cloth doors to regulate the opacity of gentle coming from the outside open yard. The outcome produces translucent silhouettes resembling the graphic of mist and clouds. Ultimately, the bathtub at the far close of the household exposes the wood composition and assembles a large ceiling and wide-open up doors. The openings can completely transform the room into an indoor or out of doors tub, representing a contemporary well, as a reference to the regional myth of ‘Park Hyukgeose’.

muuun hotel emerges through the forest's mist nodding to traditional korean architecture
the job is a present day reinterpretation of Hanok conventional Korean homes