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Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Hosts Korean Modern Architecture Exhibit

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Hosts Korean Modern Architecture Exhibit

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The ten years from 1987 to 1997 were the most active and dramatic period for contemporary Korean architecture. During that time, the country’s architects actively pursued the path they thought they needed to take to keep pace with Korea’s rapid economic development, social changes and industrialization. A new exhibition [...]

Rush to Build Traditional Housing Faces Limitations

Rush to Build Traditional Housing Faces Limitations

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Interest in hanok, traditional Korean-style housing, has skyrocketed with new architectural technology and financial support in the form of government subsidies, and more and more Koreans are now rushing to build houses using once-forgotten traditional designs. According to government sources, over 50 local governments have come up with official [...]

Chonbuk National University Renovates Campus Traditional Style

Chonbuk National University Renovates Campus Traditional Style

JEONJU, South Korea, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Chonbuk National University, located in the historical city of Jeonju, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year by renovating its campus with a taste of Korea’s traditional architecture.  According to officials, 6 billion won ($5.1 million) will be invested into renovating the school’s main gate, which will [...]

Exporting Giant Statues a Lucrative Venture for North Korea

Exporting Giant Statues a Lucrative Venture for North Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions this week on North Korea, putting a stricter cap on the country’s exports of coal as well as copper, nickel, silver, and zinc. Interestingly, the sanctions also include exports of statues, apparently one of the key sources of income for North Korea, [...]

University Builds Korea’s First Shipping Container Dormitory

University Builds Korea’s First Shipping Container Dormitory

BUSAN, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea Maritime and Ocean University announced on Wednesday that it is building modular dormitories using shipping containers as a solution to its housing shortage, the first of its kind to be established in the country.  Modular container houses take advantage of the durability, low cost, and rapid construction resulting [...]

Korea’s Tallest Building Nears Completion

Korea’s Tallest Building Nears Completion

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Thirty years after its site was selected, Korea’s (and the OECD’s) tallest building yet, Lotte World Tower, has finally seen the completion of its exterior structure. With only the finishing touches remaining, construction is expected to wrap up on December 22.  Located in Jamsil, a neighborhood in southeast Seoul’s [...]

Korea Questioning Building Safety after 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

Korea Questioning Building Safety after 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake

BUSAN, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A 5.0-magnitude underwater earthquake with an epicenter only 52km off the coast of Ulsan was detected Tuesday night at 8:33 p.m. Although no casualties or damages resulted from the event, the tremor was sensed across the nation, and citizens in Ulsan and nearby regions panicked as they felt the ground [...]