Movie inspired houses can be found all over the world. Perhaps, the most famous one are the hobbit style houses in New Zeeland and Great Britain. However, they are far from being the only ones. In South Korea the force is strong and it inspires architectural design. South Korean architectural bureau Moon Hoon Land designed and built the Star Wars House as a nod to the famous cinematic saga.
The movie inspired house would look right at home on a George Lucas set. It was designed for a family of four on a relatively low budget, combining fun elements with the practicality of a family house. Its name and shape are both a reference to the saga and a nod to the owner’s childhood dream, that of becoming an astronaut.
The project was completed a year ago in 2013. At that time an airline pilot and his former ground crew wife approached Moon Hoon Land to design a home for them and their children. The firm tossed ideas back and forth before using the man’s childhood dream in their design of the Star Wars House. Despite the house’s rather unusual shape, the interior is very practical. The three story house is spread over a total area of 131 sq m (1,410 sq ft). The interior combines clean wood with white walls, adding many wide windows to bring in as much natural light as possible. In addition, the rooms look larger than they really are.
The first two floors are made of the home’s living quarters, bathroom and kitchen. The last floor is hidden behind an operable bookshelf and features the play area. Inside, future Jedi can find the perfect “control room” where they are “train.” Architect Moon Hoon describes the top level as “a place high up that could be a control room for the future Darth Vader or a Jedi.” The special themed play area also comes with a small slide.
What do you think of the Star Wars House?