Seoul Housing and Community Movements 2

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Seoul Housing and Community Movements 2: Landscripts for New Communities: Seoul via Vienna


“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
—R. Buckminster Fuller


Hope Village is a shanty town located in Nowon-gu Seoul. With the background of new initiatives for public housing development, the exhibition consists of projects designed for two small towns in Hope Village. Based on the experience of Seoul and Vienna, the project is based on the principle that affordable housing is a right, a necessary part of a just, inclusive, and sustainable city. The main concepts of the project are presented in eight categories: topography, pad, road, way of living, design, environment, micro-economy, and community. Based on selected typologies and design principles, concrete methods for accessing the high-density low-floor area are introduced in eight books. The exhibition illustrates the various layers and contexts of modern urban conditions and the potential for high-density, low-rise residential models for future Seoul.