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Contemporary Korean Architecture
A megacity is a metropolitan area with a population of 10 million or more people--some definitions also include density in the equation, requiring more than 2,000 people per square kilometer. Seoul, Korea, more than qualifies: with 10.3 million people living in an area smaller than New York City, it is one of the densest urban areas on the planet. This creates tremendous ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Jovis
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Wonderful, beautifully written book. Originally compiled for an exhibition on contemporary Korean architecture in Germany from 2007 to 2008, this volume includes writings from various figures in the architectural field from both countries. The first couple of essays provide a detailed introduction to the current Korean landscape, with insight into its exponential growth that took off in the 1970's and is still continuing today. The authors address Korea's urbanism, as well as the historical and ...more