Sunday, September 21, 2008


The traditional Korean house. While I do appreciate East Asian architecture, I wonder if traditional forms and materials are sufficient, now that we have a better understanding of energy efficiency, heating and cooling technology, etc. It seems to me that wood, by itself, is not a very good insulator, and that there are better materials available. Can traditional East Asian architecture be applied to 'green' or eco-friendly materials, or be transformed into sustainable architecture?

I've thought about building a house or school using traditional East Asian architecture here, but I think such buildings would stand out too much, unless they were in an East Asian neighborhood or something similar.

wiki: Hanok
Traditional Korean Houses (Hanok)
Hanok Living, Old & New
JoongAng Daily article

Korea Times: Hanok Village in Jeonju

Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center
Jeonju, Hanok Village pictures from korea photos on webshots
Jeonju Hanok Village (全州韩屋村庄) - WW
joyful Jeonbuk !!: About Jeonju Hanok Village
Hangook Summer blog

Namsangol Hanok Village
Jaapan-Blogging from Tokyo and Hamburg: Namsangol Hanok Village
Seoul Searching - Namsangol Hanok Village
Namsan Hanok Village

Hanok (Korean-style housing) Village | North Jeolla (Cholla ...

Bukchon Hanok Village
Gallery of Buchon Hanok Village
wiki: Bukchon Hanok Village
KBS: Bukchon Hanok Village

More links:

Rest and Relaxation at Rakkojae
The Experience of Hanok Living at its Best

scrabblicious' photostream
YouTube - Seoul Korea - Gyeongbokgung Palace & Namsangol

Sustainable Architecture
Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism
Sustainable Architecture Building and Culture
Sustainable Architecture Archive
Sustainable Architecture: Eco Design and Landscaping, Urbanism
Green Design / Sustainable Architecture Resources
Living Systems Sustainable Architecture
Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Architecture Resource List
Sustainable Architecture, UM Libraries
Residential Environmental Design and Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Architecture & Consulting
[hellmuth & bicknese] sustainable architecture | home
Ferraro Choi And Associates: Sustainable Architecture

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