Architects Moon Hoon designed a house in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, that uses a staircase as a slide, a library and a room-divider. My goodness, it is lovely.

The basic request of upper and lower spatial organization and the shape of the site promted a long and tin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi-functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more…

The client was very pleased with the design, and the initial design was accepted and finalized almost instantly, only with minor adjustments. The kitchen and dining space is another important space where family gathers to bond. The TV was pushed away to a smaller living room. The attic is where the best view is possible, it is used as a play room for younger kids. The multi-use stair and slice 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…

Panorama House by Moon Hoon (via Neatorama)


  1. The slide is a nice touch.  It could be a trick of perspective, but I think my 6’3″ head would make frequent contact with that very attractive beam.

    1.  Relativism warning: this is in Korea where architecture is often Hobbit-sized. But ergonomics aside, it looks pretty awesome.

      1.  Relativism or not, I would see it as a major disincentive to live there.  I once rented an apt. in Holland that had beams along the ceilings – every 2 feet – that were below my height.  First thing every morning I would stand up and bash my head.  Then on through the day.

  2. The pictures clearly illustrate that the house was designed for kids (of all ages) to have the run of the house rather than being confined to a dedicated “nursery room” like in the dark ages.  Awesome.  But it looks like it would be overwhelming for the parents with not even much furniture to absorb the sounds.

  3. Shoot, took me a few minutes to figure out if the kids were standing on the ceiling. Relativism and all. 

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    1. I’m not really sure they aren’t some what necessary.  If those are fairly normal height books, like hardcover not paperback, I’d think those the riser is near 12″ or more.  The tread looks close to twice that so maybe 24″.  The stairs in my house have a longer tread with a shorter rise (than modern US stairs) and it’s not bad, but you can fairly easily go up two at a time.  Here with that rise I’d think older people would have a hard time of it, not to mention if you were disoriented in anyway.

  4. As someone who lives in a home with a hardwood floor that’s got a chipped floorboard, I cringe at the thought of a hardwood slide (the splinters…)

    On the other hand, my fist reflexively pumps at the thought of a home staircase slide.

  5. Surprised no one commented on “,,the shape of the site promted a long and tin house…” Long? Ok, but tin? Is that relevant :)

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