Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the techniques and scope of work differ, but one thing they all have in common is their clever use of space.
Rather than taking normal, everyday stairs to get from one floor to the next, architect Moon Hoon thought it would be much more fun to travel by slide. And so, he recently incorporated this playful incline within Panorama House, a home located in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. The key challenge for the talented architect was to come up with an idea that would work best within the designated building site while also serving many functions for the homeowners.
Hoon achieved great success within his design concept. The constructed wooden area is used as a staircase, a large bookshelf, a home cinema, a place for reading, a desk space, a type of indoor playground, and a general space for the family to gather. Hoon says, “The multi-use stair and slide space brings much active energy to the house, not only children, but also grown-ups love the slide staircase…An action filled playful house for all ages.”