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.




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.




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




I just liked the obvious repair line.


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