Design Studio II
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Architecture, Interior Design
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
A Gallery with the owner?s apartment _ work & living (site to be confirmed)
Students are required to design a gallery (with its administration & services) and an apartment for the owner.
The aim of the semester?s project lies in designing a series of spaces both artistic and functional. It will also be a continuation of ?living space? exploration from Semester I. The gallery owner has to be accommodated within the project providing a unique ?work & living? condition. There is a need for a creative & imaginative interpretation of ?public and private? space design.
The site for the project is in Insadong ? in central Seoul. Students can select the theme of the gallery and the lifestyle of the owner which will guide them in terms of conceptualization & formalization of the design.
The two exercises (material and case study) will now be conducted as one ? Students will choose a case study (small museum or gallery projects) and investigate into the program, circulation, spatial qualities and requirements, material used, type of structural system that has been used with the choice of material, etc. Students will carry out a rigorous site research and analysis in order to understand the context.
The semester will therefore, start with the main design project ? integrating the research into material and site during the project process.
Studios will arrange for a visit to the site to look at different galleries, building types, arrangement of different spaces. Students are also encouraged to visit the site at different times of the day, and on weekends to absorb the atmosphere, to realize the ?opportunities and constraints? of the site.
The recommended galleries to see this semester are:
Insadong Insa Art Center
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations