Architecture

Notice of a summer architecture exhibition at the KCC Existing City/New Resource KCCUK, 20 June – 16 July The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is proud to present an exhibition entitled Existing City / New Resource from 20 June – 16 July 2016 at the KCCUK. The pop-up version of this exhibition, which accompanied the […]

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Event news: Architecture Arttalk at the KCC, 2 June

by Philip Gowman 22 May 2016
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The next of the KCC’s Arttalks coincides with the London Festival of Architecture, which runs from 1–30 June: ARTTALK: Architecture and the Evolving “COMMONS” – London and Seoul In collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture and Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 Thursday 2 June 2016 KCCUK, 16.00–20.00 Please RSVP to: info@KCCUK.org.uk / […]

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Exhibition visit: Out of the Ordinary — Award-winning works by Young Korean Architects

by Philip Gowman 23 February 2015
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LKL reports from the exhibition of young Korean architects at The CASS, which runs until 28 February. In an informative essay in the Out of the Ordinary catalogue, associate curator Junghyun Park gives us a fascinating snippet of information. When Neo meets the Architect of The Matrix in the final scene of The Matrix Reloaded, […]

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A Korean Mini-Festival focusing on architecture

by Philip Gowman 4 February 2015
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In recent years we have been seeing an increasing amount of Korean design in London – at 100% Design, Tent London and elsewhere. It will also be remembered that Seoul was World Design Capital in 2010, and occasionally Korean urban design and architecture make it into the UK press – for example back in 2009 […]

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Out of the Ordinary – an exhibition of award winning architectural designs

by Philip Gowman 25 January 2015
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An interesting exhibition coming up at The CASS. The show’s curator is Hyungmin Pai, who co-curated Korea’s Golden Lion winning national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale last year. Out of the Ordinary Award-winning Works by Young Korean Architects 6th-28th February 2015 The Cass Bank Gallery | Central House | 59-63 Whitechapel High Street | […]

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Korea wins Golden Lion in Venice architecture biennale

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2014
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There have been a lot of Korean Ministry of Culture bigwigs in town this week for the opening of the City of London Festival, in which Korean performers are playing a major part. And many of the officials are going home to Seoul via Venice. Why? Because the Korean Pavilion has been awarded the Golden […]

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The Changdeokgung’s Injeong Hall – Welcome to the Rock Show!

by Matthew Jackson 20 July 2011
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When I visited Changdeok Palace in Seoul, my attention was naturally focussed mainly on the buildings themselves. One of these buildings is the Injeong Hall (Injeongjeon), which was used for important celebrations and ceremonies. The unassuming forecourt one walks through to enter the hall was been designed with great care, but for the unsuspecting observer […]

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The Shining Fortress part 2: its remarkable story.

by Matthew Jackson 7 August 2009
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by Matthew Jackson The story which surrounds the building of the Hwaseong fortress is an extraordinary one. The fortress was originally built as part of the new Suwon city, a project initiated by King Chongjo. King Chongjo (or King Jeongjo, depending on your preferred romanization) had been greatly devoted to his father, Sado Seja, who […]

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The Shining Fortress part 1: its construction

by Matthew Jackson 28 July 2009
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by Matthew Jackson The official report by the advisors to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee concluded that the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress “represents the pinnacle of 18th century military architecture, incorporating the best of that from Europe and from the Far East. As such it has a unique historical importance”. What makes Hwaseong special? Following the editor’s […]

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The Tripitaka Koreana part 2 – the Depository Building

by Matthew Jackson 20 November 2008
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Matthew Jackson continues his series of articles on the important treasures from Korea’s past

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KCC previews Seoul: World Design Capital 2010

by Philip Gowman 16 June 2008
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Notice of an upcoming exhibition in the Korean Cultural Centre, coinciding with the London Festival of Architecture 2008. The London Festival of Architecture 2008 (20 June – 20 July 2008) will be the biggest event of its kind in the world with over 400 events happening throughout London. As part of the brilliant festival, Korean […]

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