Hanok - The Traditional Residence Of Koreans

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Yi Ki-ung Ed.

Publisher Arkitektur B

ISBN 9788792700117

Idea Code 16166



This book gives an overview of the traditional Korean residential house, the Hanok, meaning a ”traditional house”. The Korean hanok style is uniquely different from a Japanese or Western building style, since it was built according to the needs of the country’s very distinct four seasons, with an open veranda for the very warm, humid summers and an under floor heating-system for the harsh, cold winters. With the oldest hanok dating back to 1450 and the most recent built in 1947, the book presents a range of traditional Korean houses over a period of 700 years.


248 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, hb, English

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