Knock Knock Heon perfectly captures the relationship between the old and the new

Situated at the border of Seoul, South Korea, the Knock Knock Heon is the result of the architects drawing on the traditional as well as the modern.

The lower floor, constructed of concrete, was based on the bedrock whereupon the traditional Korean Hanok – built of wood – rests.

Not only does the project show wood’s versatility, it also shows how the traditional and the modern can coexist with each other.


Architects: guga Urban Architecture
Location: South Korea
Year of completion: 2016
Photo credit: Park Young-chae