Contemporary Korean Architecture

Megacity Network

Sung Hong Kim / Peter Cachola Schmal (eds.) in cooperation with KAI (Korea) / DAM (Germany)

22 x 28 cm
256 pages, 400 col.
ISBN 978-3-939633-37-2


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Seoul - one of the most densely populated urban areas on the planet. The tremendous pressure this megacity exacts on architecture in terms of spatial intensification, verticalization and amplification, challenges architectural stereotypes and promotes innovation. Megacity Network presents 32 projects by 16 representative Korean architects from the last ten years. Being more like mixtures and hybrids of conventional typologies, these projects range from traditional timber-structure houses to commercial and sports buildings, each one of them meeting the demands of Seoul´s electric urban landscape in its own way. Essays on the urban and architectural background complete the book, making it an exciting overview on the largely unknown new Korean architecture.

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