Jipyoung Guesthouse by BCHO Architects
February 08, 2021 - South Korea
On an island in Geoje, South Korea, BCHO architects has built a private vacation home sunken into the cliffside.
The building, named jipyoung guesthouse, was designed to respect the existing site conditions and blend into the landscape.
Lowered into the earth and merging with the horizon, the architecture brings visitors close to nature and the expansive teal sea.
In korean ‘jipyoung’ literally translates to ‘horizon earth’, and this word served as guiding concept for BCHO architects.
The project nestles between a challenging topography and a winding road, fixing itself into the gully of the hillside.
Using reinforced concrete, the guesthouse is embedded, almost entirely, into the ground.
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Photos: BCHO Architects Associates