Event news: Architecture Arttalk at the KCC, 2 June

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 / […]

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

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, […]

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

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 | […]

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

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 […]

The Shining Fortress part 1: its construction

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 […]

Architecture lectures at KCC

Two talks this month in connection with the London Festival of Architecture and the U_Design City exhibition at the KCC. From the KCC website: Korean Cultural Centre UK’s U_Design City_Seoul exhibition, in association with London Architectural Festival and in collaboration with Seoul Metropolitan City Government, runs from 20 June to 2 August. The exhibition introduces […]

KCC previews Seoul: World Design Capital 2010

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 […]

Theatre news: Private Jokes, Public Places – a new play following a Korean-American architecture student

Thanks to Colin Bartlett for letting me know of play now on at the New End Theatre, with a Korean-American connection. Till 10 December. Snug Harbor Productions, Ergo Entertainment & Maximum Entertainment Productions in association with New End Theatre present the European premiere of PRIVATE JOKES, PUBLIC PLACES By Oren Safdie Directed by Leon Rubin […]