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Convergent Flux: Contemporary Architecture And Urbanism In Korea

di J.Park J.Hong

Convergent Flux illustrates the contemporary architectural and urban planning developments in South Korea in the context of the country's considerable urban density. In recent years South Korea, which long stood in the shadow of the superpowers Japan and China, has surged in economic terms. That said, industrialization and the population explosion connected with it have created enormous challenges for the country at the interface between globalization and cultural identity. Some 10.5 million inhabitants live in the center of the capital Seoul, while the metropolitan area includes around 25 million residents making it the second largest conurbation in the world after Tokyo. The result is high urban density, which spells an enormous demand for the more efficient use of space and encourages verticalization in architecture. 

This publication outlines the current developments in South Korean architecture, urban development and landscape architecture by examining 32 projects in detail. An in-depth view of contemporary South Korean architecture is given by five essays that address topics such as the fusion of tradition and the modern, the re-defining of so-called 'social spaces' and the country's special topographical situation.


* > Jinhee Park AIA received a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Seoul National University. She has received numerous awards including the 2009 AIA Young Architects Award and the 2007 Young Architects Forum Award from the Architectural League of New York. She is a design critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and in the past has taught as the Morgenstern Chair Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and as the Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critic at the Boston Architectural College. She has also taught an interdisciplinary industrial design + architecture studio as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Houston. She is an active AIA member having served as an awards jury member, serves on the Architectural League of New York's Young Designers Committee, is NCARB certified, and is registered in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

John Hong AIA, LEED AP received a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Honors from the University of Virginia. He has received many awards including the 2006 AIA Young Architects award. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and previously was a Lecturer in Architecture at Northeastern University. He is an active AIA member having served on the Architecture Boston editorial board, is a LEED accredited professional, and is NCARB certified. His professional registrations include New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 22x28
Pagine: 176
Immagini a colori: 250
Immagini b/n: 130
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2012
ISBN: 9783034608060