Pool Play

Moon Hoon designs four bright pink pool villas in South Korea

Architecture International
(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

Last month, we covered the fingerprint YDP Tower, a residence planned for Seoul, South Korea. The architect, Moon Hoon of the South Korean firm MOONBALSSO, has designed another colorful and playful project: a series of candy-colored pink pool houses in Miryang, South Korea. Miryang (also called Milyang) is a land-locked city in the south with lots of natural splendor—valleys, two rivers, and the Yeongnam Alps rising in the distance.

MOONBALSSO’s pool villa project is in the countryside, a little over 30 miles north of the port city Busan, the second largest city in South Korea after Seoul, known for its giant beaches.

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

The pool villa site—about a third of an acre—is “mainly a flat piece of land on a gentle hill with irregular property lines,” says Moon Hoon. “It is rather isolated which provides an ideal situation for private pool villas for weekend and holidays.”

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

The series of four neon, bubblegum pink pool villas share external dividing walls. The walls are extra high to provide ample privacy. Three of the pool villas each feature a one story house, with lots of glass. At one end, the fourth villa is two stories, with room for more residents or guests. The interiors are all white, in sharp contrast to the bright pink surroundings. The pool configurations are each a bit different, but all have views of the verdant rolling hillside beyond.


(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

“Angled walls and floating double walls and girders add sculptural quality to a spatial experience of expansion and visual pleasure,” Moon Hoon says. “The bright pink adds to the festive nature and holiday atmosphere. The greenery surrounding the pool villa emphasizes the pink even more…a contrasting existence, helping to make each other more vivid….” We’re guessing Elle Woods would be an instant fan of the playful and bold aesthetic.

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

One of the Miryang pool villas. (Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

(Courtesy Pace Studio / Moon Hoon)

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