Wave House

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Houses
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Minwoo Ahn
  • Architect
    Jaeha Lee
  • Interior Designer
    Minwoo Ahn
  • Const. Company
  • Photographer Credit
    Sanghyup Lim
  • Location
    36 Dumil-ro 123beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Client
    Private Client
  • Project Date
  • Project Link

‘Wave House’is a single-detached dwelling embracing the natural landscape drawn from the surrounding environment. The project focused on the elements that comprise the everyday experience of the users. In particular, the living area and bar were designed as fused spaces to facilitate a solitary and communal space for entertainment, and the bathroom in a guest room on the basement floor is enhanced by the presence of skylights placed along the sun’s trajectory to capture its natural light. The curved facade of the architecture was incorporated into the interior. The main objective of the project is to offer the living experience inherent to a single-detached dwelling. The house presents general yet unique, and visceral interaction with nature. The uninterrupted mutual fusion of the landscape inside the house is especially emphasized, and the outdoor layout involves unacquainted elements amidst urban complex housings such as the front yard and pond. The project concept focuses on the ‘space in the landscape’ and the type of element and its arrangement based on the viewpoint and behavior of the resident rather than the internal style, and the storage compartment is seamlessly designed

Minwoo Ahn is a creative director and the founder of Ahn&Partners. He is dedicated to creating space designs that prioritize the user experience and is particularly interested in the architectural structure of buildings. As the head of Ahn&Partners, he places a strong emphasis on three core values,analysis-based strategic planning, consistent project development and flexible and customized design that meets the needs of each client. Ahn&Partners has worked on a wide range of projects, from residential spaces to large commercial facilities, and deliver innovative and effective space.

Other prizes
2024 Winner Prize,German Design Awards/GDA,Germany 2023 Winner Prize,Built Design Awards/3C,Switzerland 2023 Jury's Top Pick,Built Design Awards/3C,Switzerland 2023 Winner Prize,Luxury Lifestyle Awards/USA 2023 Bronze Prize,A'Design Awards & Compertition/Italy 2023 Winner Prize,iF Design Awards/iFD,German 2023 Winner Prize,Asia Design Prize/ADP,Korea 2023 Winner Prize,K-Design Awards/KDA,Korea 2022 Bronze Prize,International Design Awards/IDA,USA 2002 Grand Prize,Interior Architecture/KOSID,Korea