Architecture and alleyways

Some of the more interesting details of Korean architecture and building processes can be seen by walking through the alleys, away from the main roads. Here are a few examples from from a walk last weekend, around Young Dong.

Disclaimer: architecture was one of my favourite components to my art history classes and I used to work in the construction industry. I geek out on this stuff, it’s not for everyone.

Here’s a peek into traditional insulation, a combination of local soil and straw.

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The siding on this building reminds me of home and how crushed glass used to be used in stucco finishes. Here, they’ve used broken pieces of clay pots.

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A detail of traditional, clay tiles on the roof of the building.

 

 

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I just liked the obvious repair line.

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