This striking reinforced concrete home by NDHAIM, located in Seoul, South Korea, sits on a 681 square meter site and comprises a total floor area of 343.22 square meters located over two levels.
The design is ultra-sleek and exudes the most contemporary luxury! One might say, it has a cold, almost brutal edge—the ubiquity of raw concrete and glossy white surfaces, doesn't offer the warmth of timbers and soft, plush materials, but the home does have it's own unique appeal. Let's take a closer look…
The exterior form is composed entirely of concrete, glass, and the aluminium that frames the junction between the two.
The glazing is extensive, running floor to ceiling, and the balustrades are rendered in steel so as not to impede the views. It's edgy, masculine, and almost harsh—a very unusual home.
Stepping inside, we are welcomed by this grand double volume space. The concrete is left exposed to the interior.
Accompanied by white marble flooring and a designer stair, it could fool you into mistaking it for a grand hotel or office lobby. Everything is so utterly refined; from the lighting to the furniture, it is simple and restrained.
The kitchen is just as refined! The all-white, minimal aesthetic sees the incorporation of multiple stainless steel elements—from the large island bench top to the fittings and fixtures—it takes on an industrial edge.
Handles are eschewed in favour of a seamless look—everything is concealed and contained. For more inspiration pertaining to all things kitchen design, you're sure to find something that suits your taste here!
Of course the bathroom, too, is sleek and minimal. Marble lines the floor and walls, the most modern of bathroom fittings have been selected, and a frame-less glass shower disappears within the space. A small window frames the view of the hillside—what a wonderful to sink into relaxation at the end of the day, or begin it anew!
For more bathroom ideas—some us restrained and minimal, others a whole lot more colourful, perhaps even a little kitsch—you're sure to find something the piques your interest here!
Because the house is located on a hill site that navigates split levels, it required means of traversing the different changes in level. This concrete stair cuts through the ground, creating a dramatic route from one plane to the other. Planting and lighting are incorporated into the design which is of the highest specification.
If you enjoyed your tour through this home, you may also like to take a look at A Contemporary Home with Sophisticated Materials.