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The Ananti Penthouse Haeundae

The Ananti Penthouse Haeundae


SKM Architects


Yoon Joonhwan

The 1km beautiful rocky shoreline and coastline that extends along the front of the site, the smooth ridge of mountain that rises behind it, and stretch of clear open sea all advance the unique power of the site. In a modest manner that respects the natural language of this place, we designed the buildings to be both low and wide.
As the Ananti Penthouse Haeundae is run through a membership system, unlike the Hilton Busan, the importance of securing privacy was a task set for its overall design. At the same time, a spatial device was required to help guests interact with nature in various ways. We adopted a design method that would combine the mountain, sea and architecture based on a series of specific imaginative applications, considering how the spatial sequence would change. It was designed to provide a stereoscopic sense of space by building up a terraced room on the top of an artificial ground garden, which was placed on a foundation firmly fixed to the ground so that the horizon can be always visible at eye level from any position.
The Ananti Penthouse Haeundae is distinct from other hotels in that all of the guestrooms have a spacious terrace. The terrace naturally encourages people to read books while enjoying the sea breeze or to talk over a light meal or a cup of tea. We expect guests to breathe in all that nature offers them, and to experience a liminal space that marks out no clear difference between indoor and outdoor. The terrace is an important architectural element that characterizes the dynamic facade of the Ananti Penthouse.
We believe that architecture can be deeply inspiring, particularly when we regard it as a point from which to embrace life ideals, philosophy, and the pursuit of an evolving lifestyle, reflecting the present and moving towards a better life. Here, we hope that people will have a chance to look back on their lives, to create beautiful memories, and to find their high hopes for the future. written by Ken Min Sungjin


It was designed to provide a stereoscopic sense of space by building up a terraced room on the top of an artificial ground garden, which was placed on a foundation firmly fixed to the ground.

A view from the corridor between an ocean view room and a forest view room at the lower part of the Ananti Penthouse Haeundae. Each component was designed in unity so that people can feel the impression of the space well.

Ocean view from the restaurant Owner’s Club. The architect discovered the most effective layering of the swimming pool and the seashore from the restaurant tables by drawing crosssectional diagrams at close intervals and from diverse degrees.

A gradual stair winds around the outside of the drop-off zone and leads to a cantilevered platform that directly confronts the monumental ocean view.

Architect: SKM Architects (Ken Min Sungjin)
Design team: Cho Pyungjae, Han Hyunsoo, Roh Hyungyu, Moon Kyungmin, Kim Kwangil, Ryu Hyunsoo, Kim Jutae, Ahn Seho, Song Jaewook, Kim jungtae, Jang Seokyong, Lee Seungjun, Yoo Seungbum, Lee Chulmin
Architectural supervision: Kim Kwangil, Kim Jutae, Song Jaewook, Yoo Seungbum
Location: 268-32, Gijanghaean-ro, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, Korea
Programme: sightseeing & resort facilities
Site area: 32,638.5㎡
Building area: 12,003.13㎡
Gross floor area: 93,981.55㎡
Building scope: B4, 10F
Parking: 450
Height: 44.6m
Building to land ratio: 36.77%
Floor area ratio: 139.47%
Structure: RC
Exterior finishing: stone, stucco, metal
Interior finishing: stone, wood, tile, metal
Structural engineer: MAC ENGineering Co., Ltd.
Mechanical engineer: JUSUNG Mechanical Engineering & Consulting
Electrical engineer: NARA Engineering Consultant
Construction: Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
Design period: Mar. 2011 ~ Mar. 2016
Construction period: Mar. 2014 ~ May 2017
Client: Emerson Pacific


photographed by Kyungsub Shin(unless otherwise indicated) | materials provided by SKM Architects

tag.  Ananti , Emerson Pacific , Ken Min Sungjin , SKM Architects , Ananti Penthouse Haeundae
no.597 (2017.August) 
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