South Korean architect Moon Hoon designed a home with missing corners for a figurine collector and his family. He designed the house for an empty plot beside a lake in Bangdong, an area of South Korea popular with tourists.
Polygonal facades are created by slicing the corners off a narrow cuboid. On each wall these outlines are repeatedly scaled down and recessed until they form windows in the center. Conan House, which translates as Toy House, was designed for a local TV producer who wanted somewhere to display his toy collection.
Hoon created square niches in the railings that surround the central staircase to display the best objects in the client's collection. The staircase spirals up the center of the building around a sky-lit atrium, dotted with the display cases all the way up.
More paraphernalia is stored on a wooden bookcase in the basement that nestles in the bottom of the stairwell and wraps around a study area. Moving up the building, levels are staggered to separate the entrance and living room from the dining and kitchen area.
The main bedroom and en-suite bathroom sit a few steps down from two children's rooms that share a window. A red slide cuts across the atrium to join the play areas split over the top floors, which have a yellow ceiling and are lit by windows in the sliced-off corners.
Wooden floors and stair treads run throughout the dominantly white interiors. The entrance is through one of the cleaved wall junctions, easily noticeable from the outside as it's painted red.
The spiral and jagged floor levels follow the spiral staircase all the way up to the attic, where you can find a small red slide that traverses the void. The exterior expresses the inner spiral energy in a simplified form.